New machinery sales in all states were strong in November off the back of a bin busting harvest in some regions.
Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia executive director Gary Northover said November has been outstanding, with tractor sales continuing to break records and another huge month of harvester sales recorded.
"This now sees the year-to-date figure 28pc above last year with a running rate now approaching 18,000 tractors per annum," he said.
"Sales have been strong in all states, fuelled by the excellent harvest season underway and supported by the government's various company tax incentive programs."
Tractor sales in NSW are ahead 43pc for the year-to-date and up 16pc for the month. Year-to-date sales in Queensland were up 25pc and 19pc for the month while Victoria was up 16pc and 19pc, respectively.
Sales in South Australia rose a sizable 52pc for the month and were up 17pc for the year-to-date. Western Australia sales lifted 23pc for the month and were up 36pc for the year-to-date.
Tasmanian figures were up 23pc for the year and the Northern Territory experienced a 23pc year-to-date increase and a hefty 78pc monthly rise.
Mr Northover said all performance reporting categories enjoyed strong rises for the year.
The under 30 kilowatt (40 horsepower) range was up 15pc in November and remains 16pc ahead of last year in spite of ongoing supply challenges.
Sales in the 30 to 75kw (40 to 100hp) range were up 13pc for the month and 28pc for the year-to-date while the 75 to 150kw (100 to 200hp) category was up 33pc and 25pc, respectively.
Mr Northover said sales were a standout in the 150kw (200hp) plus category in support of the harvest, up 51pc and 64pc, respectively.
He said harvester sales recorded another huge rise and were double the same month last year.
"We have now passed the 1000 units mark for the year, a number not seen since 2011," Mr Northover said.
Balers were down 33pc on last year after two years of record sales and out-front mower sales held steady.
Mr Northover said the industry continues to thrive in the face of a range of challenges not previously seen.
"Supply of product is now a worldwide problem and while 2021 has been outstanding, the forward outlook will be heavily impacted by dealers' ability to get stock," he said.
"The TMA Quarterly Business Sentiment survey reveals that there has been a marked change in sentiment, with expectations that turnover will decrease, doubling since the August survey from 16pc then to 33pc now.
"The majority, 50pc, still believe that turnover will remain unchanged."
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