4 key figures about French production of farm machinery

KOVALICEK Laura - 10-juin-2014 12:04:14
In 2012, European production turnover of agricultural equipment goes over 40Bn EUR. With 4,6Bn EUR, France represents 15% of the world production, just after Germany and Italy. 1.49 Bn EUR - Production of agricultural tractors in France, according to Axema It is the most important French production in value: it represents 17.5% of European production. Currently, France counts two tractors’ producers: CLAAS based in Le Mans (Sarthe, 72) which celebrates this year the production of its 100 000 th tractor and MASSEY-FERGUSON, based in Beauvais (Oise, 60). In 2015, KUBOTA will start producing in France: it will be based in Bierne (Nord, 59). It is also important to note that France is the 1 st European market for agricultural tractors, the 5 th European exporter (8%) and the 2 nd European importer (13%) of tractors. 31, 5 % - Percentage of European soil preparation tools which are produced in France (most important French contribution in European production) In 2012, 152 189 soil preparation tools were produced in France. France is the 5 th European exporter in this sector (73M EUR)and the 2 nd importer (120M EUR). European production of soil preparation tools has reached 1,2Bn EUR in 2012 (+11% compared to 2011). Carts have known the most important increase: +18.8%. 15.000 – Size of French industry of agricultural equipment It is twice time less than the 1 st European constructor of farm machineries which is Germany with 32 000 employees. The 2 nd European constructor is Italy with 24 000 employees and 2000 companies. The European sector of agricultural equipment counts more than 29 000 companies: 7 000 industrial structures and 22 000 trading companies which employ 280 000 persons. - 1.589.439.000 EUR - French trade balance in 2013 for agricultural equipment. Source :
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