The total of the new machinery registered in Spain, has increased almost 4% in 2016. Mainly because of the increase in the number of tractors, about 1,000 more than in 2015.
But as usual in the past 10 years, also should be noted the high number of changes of ownership in used tractors that are more than double those of new registration.
The Spanish market for agricultural machinery has undergone many variations in the last 15 years. Between 2007 and 2012 there is a strong fall, however, this trend is reversed in 2013, confirming the recovery in the period 2014 – 2016.
Data of the Spanish market:
- In 2016 27,372 tractors have been changed from holder. The vast majority of transactions are made between tractors over 20 years (15,797 tractors in this range).
- In harvesters the numbers of “2nd hand” tripling the new ones as there have been 1,213 transactions, and 504 units of more than 20 years.
- In 2017 Spain is expected to return to be an exception. Unlike the French or German market, they have decreased by up to 9%.
- Sales of agricultural tractors in Europe during 2016 were lower than last year. In the CEMA countries, only in Austria, Belgium and Spain were more tractors sold in 2016 than in 2015.
- By 2017, the market will be further reduced in the sale of harvesters, especially in France.
- In implements, sprayers were the only ones that increased sales in 2016, due to the large increase in Spain and to a lesser extent in Italy.
These data are very interesting for foreign companies, such as A1-Traktor, a German company that offers a wide range of used equipment: “For us, Spain is an attractive market due to the growing demand for agricultural machinery. Agronet is a serious portal that It gives us the opportunity to present our machines with the highest quality”, says Gaspar Marín, Sales Director of Spain and Latin America.
In the same sense indicates the company Nueva Casa Grande, of Danish origin and specialized in the importation of new and second hand equipment, by mouth of Olga Lemoine, responsible for Spain:
“We are particularly interested in the Spanish market because:
- There is a unique opportunity to introduce new technologies for soil work.
- There is an urgent need to work causing the least possible damage to the earth.
- Spanish agriculture has to leave the old patterns behind, gain effectiveness and profitability.
- Last but not least, we wanted to introduce quality and technologically advanced products at the best price in the international market. “
All of the above explains why the number of foreign companies that want to sell in Spain increases, but why are we afraid to buy a machine outside?
When buying a farm equipment, many people assume that their best option is to go to a local salesman, make a quick purchase and have it as soon as possible on their land ready to work, without any problems. Which is logical, but is it always the best option?
- The first thing is to use the internet and find the machine
- See if it is an individual or a company, and if the seller can help you find a transport.
- With the articles of occasion it is always advisable to see the machine or at least request photos of the machine with the most details.
- If you are going to buy in Europe it is necessary to have the VAT intra-community.
- Speaking the language of the seller or, in default English, will open more doors.
- For equipment of considerable value, ask the dealer for a report on the technical condition of the machine, made by an independent company.
- It is convenient to be advised by companies accustomed to export, as they can give options such as physically viewing the machine or via videos, facilitate transport, installation and start-up, spare parts supply or EU and factory warranty certification.