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Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.610 | Feb 2017

Poor crop: A low return for farmers in has limited their willingness to invest in 2016-17

IBISWorld’s Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
AGCO Limited AGCO Limited market share
John Deere Ltd John Deere Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Farmers are less willing to make purchases after a year of low crop and milk prices
  • Changes to the Annual Investment Allowance have led to volatile revenue
  • Rising meat exports are expected to benefit machinery wholesalers
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Wholesaling industry sell agricultural and forestry machinery and equipment on the wholesale market. The industry has faced volatile conditions over the past five years. In 2011-12 revenue surged by 20% as a result of a change in the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) in April 2012. The maximum amount businesses were able to deduct from their taxable profit was lowered from £100,000 to just £25,000, prompting a rapid increase in investment in the year prior to this change.

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter


The industry's main product is tractors, which account for an estimated 37.4% of the total market in 2016-17. Tractors are distributed to a variety of consumers because they are a multi-purpose piece of machinery that are often used in combination with other equipment. Farmers use tractors to pull trailers, farm implements, hay tools, forage equipment and other farming equipment. Sales of tractors are often used as a bellwether indicator of the agricultural industry due to their importance in many areas of farming. Tractors also have commercial uses outside the farming sector. Tractors sales have fallen slightly as a share of the industry over the past five years as a result of poor sales.

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Additional Insights for the Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Agricultural income and Business lending in the Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling Industry?

    Companies in this industry wholesale agricultural machinery, equipment and supplies. This includes the wholesale of agricultural machinery and equipment such as ploughs, manure spreaders, seeders, harvesters, threshers, milking machines, poultry-keeping machines, bee-keeping machines, tractors used in agriculture and forestry, and lawnmowers.

    Industry Products
    TractorsMowing equipmentHarvesting machinesHaymakers and balersMachinery partsOther agricultural machinery
    Industry Activities
    Wholesaling tractorsWholesaling mowing equipmentWholesaling harvesting machinesWholesaling agricultural machinery partsWholesaling other agricultural machinery

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Agricultural income
  • Business lending
  • Business capital expenditure
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Current Performance
  • Gaining traction
  • Weather damage
  • Trimmed allowance
  • Farm consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Export trends
  • The exchange rate
  • EU Funding
  • Table: Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Vegetable Growing
  • Dairy Cattle Raising
  • Poultry Raising
  • Hardware & Home Improvement Stores
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural & Forestry Machinery Manufacturing
  • Freight Forwarding & Customs Agents
  • Products & Services
  • Tractors
  • Other agricultural machinery
  • Machinery parts
  • Mowing equipment
  • Harvesting machines
  • Haymakers and balers
  • Chart: Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Multi-outlet dealers
  • Single-outlet dealers
  • Rental companies
  • Other
  • Machine-maintenance companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Deere & Company
    AGCO Limited
  • Table: Deere & Company - financial performance
  • Table: AGCO Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Arable Farming
  • Farming aimed at producing crops.
  • Pastoral Farming
  • Farming aimed at producing livestock for their meat or their by-products, such as milk and eggs.
  • Silage
  • Fermented green fodder that is compacted and stored before drying, unlike hay, and used to feed livestock.
  • Thresher
  • A device that separates the head of a stalk of grain from the straw and also separates the kernel from the rest of the head.

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