Farm tractor sales show a slump in July across Canada


The latest figures show sales of farm tractors were down last month in Canada.

The latest figures from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, says tractor sales were down 10.7 percent in July, down in all two-wheel drive sectors, although four wheel drive tractors were up 28 percent.

Combine harvester sales fell 32 percent last month to 247 units sold.

Year to date farm tractor sales are down 8.3 percent in Canada, while combines are down 22 percent, reversing the improvement from June.

Senior vice president with the Equipment Manufacturers Association, Curt Blades, says the trends in farm equipment sales follows the overall North American economy.


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