Ag Tractor & Combine Sales Fall Below Five-Year Average

U.S. tractor and combine monthly unit sales in May 2022 fell below the five-year average for the first time since March 2020.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers released the monthly data last week, which shows U.S. total farm tractor sales fell 14.5% for the month of May compared to 2021, and U.S. combine sales for the month declined 12.7% to 315 units sold.

AEM’s Curt Blades says, “Supply chain remains the primary issue in the ag equipment market right now.”

Blades points out another thing to keep in mind, especially when comparing numbers year-over-year, is 2021 sales were significantly above historic trends.