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2022 Rural Lifestyle Dealer Business Trends & Outlook

Uncertainty Cracks Dealer Optimism

Fewer rural equipment dealers are anticipating growth in 2022, a direct reflection of today’s volatile environment where labor, product supply and consumer demand are difficult to predict.

According to the results of Rural Lifestyle Dealer’s annual dealer survey, just one-third of dealers anticipate sales growth of at least 2% this year. That breaks a string of 5 straight years where at least half of dealers anticipated growth heading into the new year. 

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2021 Equipment Dealers Assn. Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey

Bourgault Tops List of Shortline Manufacturers in EDA Survey

This year’s EDA Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey saw shortline manufacturer Bourgault become the top-rated shortline, denying Vermeer a third year at the top.

With a total mean score of 6.13, Bourgault once again took the lead among shortline manufacturers in this year’s Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey.

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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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WEDA Seeking Financial Report Submissions for Annual Cost of Doing Business Study

The survey was established in the 1980s to analyze the financial picture of equipment dealerships in the U.S. and Canada. The survey compiles data from independent dealers who provide detailed financial and operational information for their individual businesses, which is compiled in a template that creates average income statements and balance sheets, in addition to key financial performance indicators.
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