For EIMA International an army of "apostles"
A comparative survey was presented during the annual FederUnacoma assembly on the performances of the major agricultural machinery exhibitions at the international level. In comparison with the SIMA in Paris, the Bologna exhibition shows better indices on all the parameters considered. The segment of the so-called "apostles" (86.2%) is remarkably high as far as EIMA is concerned, that is to say those operators who are so convinced of the validity of the event that they are active supporters participating in the construction of the event's good reputation.
FederUnacoma: Alessandro Malavolti confirmed as president
During the Assembly of the associated industries, the votes were held to elect the president of the Federation and the presidents and vice-presidents of the five associations that comprise it. Among the priorities specified for the next two years, a greater presence in political workgroups and the further development of trade fair activities. The relaunching of the "made in Italy" guiding theme of the public part, which saw the participation of the MEP Paolo De Castro, of the chief economist of Confindustria Andrea Montanino, of the general director of ICE Roberto Luongo, and of the managing director of GRS Ricerche Enrico Gallorini.
Agricultural machinery: Italian production growing
The decline in exports for tractors leads to a decline in "made in Italy" production, while it grows with regard to other types of machines, including incomplete tractors and parts of tractors. Turnover is at 7.9 billion euros (+1.5%), to which we must add an amount for components estimated at 2.7 billion and for gardening estimated at 800 million, for a total production value of about 11.4 billion euros. The Italian market accounts for 18,442 tractors, less than half of the sales of used vehicles.
Tractors: lights and shadows on the world market
Data on sales in the main countries indicate consistent growth in the United States and India, while China and Turkey are in decline. Europe closes 2018 with a 10% drop in registrations, but is confirmed as the main exporter of agricultural machinery with a share of over 60% of the total world exports for a value of 36 billion euros. The trend of recent years sees a lower incidence of tractors on the global market, and a growth in equipment and processing machines due to the greater specialization of crops.
EIMA-SIMA: the dispute on the European table
During the General Meeting of CEMA, the European Committee of agricultural machinery manufacturers, FederUnacoma replies to the statements made by the French organizers about an alleged "approval" of the Italian federation on the change of dates and on the overlap of the SIMA and the EIMA of Bologna. The statements on the positioning of the Paris exhibition are also groundless, while inconsistencies emerge between the technical data provided by the French organizers and those actually certified.
Landscaping machines: market recovery in 2018
At the end of the year, sales of machines and equipment for gardening and landscaping showed an overall increase of 3.2%. The Comagarden/Morgan data relating to the main product types confirm the growth of battery-powered machines and equipment.
Agrilevante, a resource for Mediterranean agriculture
The 2019 edition of the showcase of technologies and machines for agriculture, to be held in the Bari exhibition centre from 10 to 13 October next, was presented in Bari. Growing numbers and a new section dedicated to animal husbandry, with the exhibition of fine breeds of cattle, horses, sheep and goats, characterize the review, organized by FederUnacoma and Nuova Fiera del Levante with the support of the Puglia Region Agriculture Department. Agrilevante confirms itself as a point of point reference for operators in the entire Mediterranean area, but also in Sub-Saharan Africa and some Asian regions.
Tractors: focus on the Apulian market
Sales figures show a decline in 2018 compared to the previous year, characterized by an anomalous peak in registrations due to technical/statistical reasons. If compared with 2014, 2015 and 2016, sales are growing in the region, indicating a certain recovery in the demand. The sales of used machines were very significant, with negative repercussions on the efficiency and safety of the machine fleet. The Agrilevante event is a stimulus for the agricultural machinery market not only in the South, but in the countries of the entire Mediterranean basin.
Agrilevante and Agrimach, two "platforms" for emerging markets
Presented in Paris the two exhibitions dedicated to agricultural machinery that FederUnacoma organizes during the year. The Bari exhibition should register further growth, thanks also to the introduction of a livestock section. The exhibition in New Delhi takes place in the context of an impressive growth in Indian mechanization, which in 2018 reached 800,000 tractors sold on the national market.
Tractor market: a critical scenario
The 2018 figures indicate a decline in sales in Europe, China and Turkey, and growth in the United States and India. The slowdown in French and German markets penalizes Italian exports. The slight improvement in agricultural prices could encourage investments, but the general trend of the Italian economy and the critical issues on the world scenario point to a difficult 2019.
Agricultural machinery: "downsized" market in 2018
After the effect of the "Mother Regulation", which triggered a race for registrations in 2017, pushing the market beyond its actual capacity, tractors sales are back to 2016 levels. Registrations have also declined, as far as other types of machines are concerned, and for the new year, the effects of the general negative economic trend are feared. In order to support the sector, the provision of the EU RDP funds continues, together with the € 35 million re-allocated by INAIL for the purchase of agricultural machinery with high safety standards.