Items Tagged with 'Dealer Sentiments'



Another Decade Down: More of the Same Ahead?

It’s just about a wrap on the second decade of the 2000s and from my perspective things are looking a “little” better than they have in a while in some respects, but not so much in others. For the most part, the first half of the last decade is very different from the second half. But it’s simply a matter of ag cycles and plateaus, according to some.
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Kim Schmidt
From the Desk of Kim Schmidt

Farm Equipment Price Increases Take Hold

When the U.S. announced tariffs on imported steel, there was a lot of speculation — and maybe even fear — about what it would mean for farm equipment prices. Now that the dust has settled a bit, we’re starting to get some answers.
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Ag Credit Conditions Remain Stable … For Now

Higher interest rates and closer scrutiny by ag lenders could create hurdles for equipment dealers and their customers in 2018.
In its Feb. 4 Ag Finance Databook and Feb. 15 Ag Credit Survey report, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City characterized current credit conditions as “stabilized modestly but continuing to show signs of weakness … despite signs of stabilizing in the fourth quarter, bankers’ expectations were for loan demand to strengthen and loan repayment rates to weaken slightly in the first quarter of 2018.”
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From the Desk of Dave Kanicki

Signs & Sentiments Pointing Up

We’ve been reporting during the last few months that there were signs popping up in various places that suggest that business levels are improving for North American dealers. Many of these came from our own dealer surveys during the past year.
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Ag Equipment Intelligence

C&CE Dealers Looking for Another Solid Year in 2017

Nearly half (49%) of dealers who cater to the commercial and consumer-type equipment needs of hobby farmers, large property owners, turf, lawn and landscape contractors, as well as municipalities and parks maintenance customers expect solid revenue growth during 2017. This confident outlook comes on the heels of strong sales years in 2015 and 2016.
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