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Mahindra registers 69% growth in tractor sales in August 2020

The tractor industry growth is primarily on account of continued positive sentiment due to bumper Rabi harvest, followed by increase in Kharif sowing area and bountiful monsoon

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Registering 69 percent growth, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s Farm Equipment Sector (FES), a part of the USD 19.4 billion Mahindra Group, sold 23,503 tractors in domestic market in August 2020 as as against 13,871 tractors sold in August 2019.

Total tractor sales -- domestic as well as exports -- during August 2020 were at 24,458 units, as against 14,817 units for the same period last year. The company recently announced its tractor sales numbers for August 2020.

Commenting on the performance, Hemant Sikka, President - Farm Equipment Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra said, “We have sold 23,503 tractors in the domestic market during August 2020, a growth of 69 percent over last year. On the back of highest ever sales in July, we have clocked yet another highest ever sales in August. The tractor industry growth continues to remain strong in August. This is primarily on account of continued positive sentiment, due to increase in Kharif sowing area, thereby indicating a bumper harvest, bountiful monsoon, good rural cash flows and base effect.”

“We expect rural sentiments to remain positive and translate into robust tractor demand as we move into the festive period. In the exports market, we have sold 955 tractors, a growth of 1 percent over last year,” Sikka added.

Tractor sales in August 2020

 

August

 

 

Cumulative August

 

F20

F21

%Change

F20

F21

%Change

Domestic

13871

23503

69%

115958

112543

-3%

Exports

946

955

1%

5201

2974

-43%

Total

14817

24458

65%

121159

115517

-5%

 

 

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