Hydraulic excavator demand in China hit an unprecedented high last year while the first few months of 2021 also saw some staggering sales figures. More sustainable levels have been seen in recent months, signalling the start of a slowdown.
Although badly affected by the pandemic in 2020, sales of dump trucks in France are now improving thanks to replacement purchases and a rise in construction activity.
Global construction equipment sales are expected to hit a record high of 1.13 million units, with a value of almost US$110 billion this year, according to updated forecasts from specialist consultant Off-Highway Research.
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