After two very difficult years, agricultural machinery sales grew nearly 7% in the first quarter of 2016, with respect to the same period of last year, according to the report of the agricultural machinery industry which, on a quarterly basis, publishes the Indec.
3,004 harvesters, tractors, seeders and agricultural implements against 2.811 units that were sold between January and March last year (up 6.8%) were sold in total. If the account is made in pesos, the difference is $3.040 million this year against $1934 million in 2015 (up 36%), but this figure affects inflation.
It may seem a slight rebound in sales and must be taken into account that it compares against one of the worst years in recent history in the sector. 2014 was even worse: just sold 2,422 units (24% less than this year). In the good years on the other hand, for example 2008, was placed almost three times (approximately 6,800 irons in the first quarter, according to the Indec statistics).
But rather than recovery sales, which actually began at the end of last year – with the change of Government and the elimination and removes the retention-what is interesting is that there are good expectations and projected a much more favourable, especially in the field of the seeders, coming year one-year qualifying employers as “lousy” (it sold about 1,200 in other years, when producers and contractors buying nearly 4,000 units a year).
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