Agrilevante, a resource for Mediterranean agriculture
The 2019 edition of the showcase of technologies and machines for agriculture, to be held in the Bari exhibition centre from 10 to 13 October next, was presented in Bari. Growing numbers and a new section dedicated to animal husbandry, with the exhibition of fine breeds of cattle, horses, sheep and goats, characterize the review, organized by FederUnacoma and Nuova Fiera del Levante with the support of the Puglia Region Agriculture Department. Agrilevante confirms itself as a point of point reference for operators in the entire Mediterranean area, but also in Sub-Saharan Africa and some Asian regions.
Tractors: focus on the Apulian market
Sales figures show a decline in 2018 compared to the previous year, characterized by an anomalous peak in registrations due to technical/statistical reasons. If compared with 2014, 2015 and 2016, sales are growing in the region, indicating a certain recovery in the demand. The sales of used machines were very significant, with negative repercussions on the efficiency and safety of the machine fleet. The Agrilevante event is a stimulus for the agricultural machinery market not only in the South, but in the countries of the entire Mediterranean basin.
Agrilevante and Agrimach, two "platforms" for emerging markets
Presented in Paris the two exhibitions dedicated to agricultural machinery that FederUnacoma organizes during the year. The Bari exhibition should register further growth, thanks also to the introduction of a livestock section. The exhibition in New Delhi takes place in the context of an impressive growth in Indian mechanization, which in 2018 reached 800,000 tractors sold on the national market.
Tractor market: a critical scenario
The 2018 figures indicate a decline in sales in Europe, China and Turkey, and growth in the United States and India. The slowdown in French and German markets penalizes Italian exports. The slight improvement in agricultural prices could encourage investments, but the general trend of the Italian economy and the critical issues on the world scenario point to a difficult 2019.
Agricultural machinery: "downsized" market in 2018
After the effect of the "Mother Regulation", which triggered a race for registrations in 2017, pushing the market beyond its actual capacity, tractors sales are back to 2016 levels. Registrations have also declined, as far as other types of machines are concerned, and for the new year, the effects of the general negative economic trend are feared. In order to support the sector, the provision of the EU RDP funds continues, together with the € 35 million re-allocated by INAIL for the purchase of agricultural machinery with high safety standards.