Domestic and global demand drives German compactor industry

By Chris Sleight |  31 July 2019

Demand for compaction equipment  in Germany has risen appreciably in the last two years, with more than 2,000 ride-on rollers and some 35,000 hand-guided machines sold last year. In addition, Germany is the world’s largest producer of ride-on rollers, with rising global demand taking output to almost 24,500 units in 2018.

With a focus on infrastructure investment in Germany, sales of compaction equipment are expected to rise in the coming years, albeit at a slower rate than the steep climb of 2016-2018. However, it should be stressed that this will come at a time when demand for other construction equipment in Germany is set to decline.

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