Indian tractor market to grow by 8-10% in FY19

Indian tractor market to grow by 8-10% in FY19

11 June, 2018

Riding on the back of two high growth years, the Indian tractor ndustry is pegged to grow between 8-10 per cent in 2018-19. 

The forecast of a normal monsoon by the India Metreological Department has set the ball rolling further with a positive outlook in the agricultural sector, which is expected to keep the market sentiment positive.

Though general productivity improvement in the agri sector will be witnessed in FY19, the double-digit run in the tractor market may not sustain as farmers are unable to generate money, TR Kesavan, president of the Tractor Manufacturers Association (TMA) told ETAuto.

FY18 had closed with a 22 per cent growth and sales volumes of 711,478 units, compared to 582,846 units a year ago.

So what will be the key growth drivers in FY19?

The positive market sentiment will trigger replacement demand with farmers exchanging old tractors for newbies. The 41-50hp segment that holds a 50 per cent share of the market will be the engine of growth, followed by the 31-40hp product range with a 34 per cent share.

The 31-50hp tractor range currently garners an 82 per cent market share and will remain stable in the current fiscal. The less than 20hp tractors, mainly used for horticulture, are pegged at a 3.3 per cent market share, down from the earlier 5.5 per cent share. The numbers of the below 30hp tractor range have been slipping as the overall industry growth is higher.

For Mahindra & Mahindra, horticulture production grew by 2.17 per cent from a production of 300 million tonne in FY17 to 307 million tonne in FY18. The horticulture production is likely to continue with this growth momentum in FY19. 

However, the tractor industry is not expected to witness any major product launches over the next 2 years, due to the transition to the new emission regime by 2020.
At present, the tractor industry follows the Trem3A emission norms with Trem4 to come into force in 2020. Kesavan said that TMA is pushing for the new emission norms, to delay adoption till 2022, as it would spike up farmers costs.

In addition, availability of diesel at the point of use for a thorough testing of the products in the field will be required to eliminate problems at farmers' end.


TMA is currently in talks with the ministry of Road Transport & Highways for it. The tractor manufacturers maintain they have the technology for the new emission norms as they are already exporting tractors with Trem4 but this technology has to be extensively tested across 2 years to find out its usefulness in the Indian conditions as well.

Among other growth drivers for the tractor sector will be the regions, where tractor density has not been high and that have started showing signs of revival. For instance, Jharkhand, Telangana, Haryana as well as some pockets in the North and Punjab that are experiencing growth. Though the tractor market has faced low sales numbers in Maharashtra, it is set to recover during this fiscal.

Laggards remain Rajasthan as well as Madhya Pradesh, where rainfall has played truant and crops have not drawn good prices. 

“This year we are bullish of rain being widespread and at the right time,” said Kesavan. 

Supplementation of tractor usage with non-agri operations like haulage for construction activities as infrastructure development picks up steam pan-India, coupled with easy financing options, and various government support programmes will also give a boost to the domestic tractor market, pointed out  Anupama Arora, VP & Sector Head- Corporate Ratings, ICRA. The financing availability, a key demand driver, is also expected to remain healthy over the short to medium term, led by a relative moderation in delinquencies in the current fiscal.

At present about 60 per cent of tractor financing is extended by private players due to which portfolios are healthier. The government pitches in with 15-20 per cent of funds. At a rough estimate, for a ticket size of Rs 5 lakh per tractor, 80-90 per cent of loans can be availed depending on the risk profile and net worth of the farmer.

The state governments have also been extending subsidies for tractor purchases to farmers. But the TMA official stand is to eliminate subsidies as it upsets the complete apple cart. The volumes covered are not large and farmers tend to wait for subsidies and may finally end up with not receiving them. For instance, 400,000 farmers waiting for 50,000 tractors to be given as subsidy. Kesavan suggested that farmers below the poverty line be covered under the subsidy scheme, for which a lottery system should be adopted. 

But Rajesj Jejurikar,, President -Farm Equipment, Mahindra & Mahindra felt that subsidies act as a catalyst in helping farmers in pre-poning buying decisions for tractors and implements, increasing mechanisation in the country. Indian tractor market to grow 8-10% in FY19
The largest tractor maker M&M is eyeing a growth of 8-10 per cent during this fiscal in the domestic market on the back of technology products that would give a fillip to its farm machinery business. 

“With our investment in strategic alliances with Mitsubishi Agri Machinery in Japan, Sampo Rosenlew in Finland and Hisarlar and Erkunt in Turkey, we are serious about extending our farm implements business sain Jejurikar ,Mahindra and  Swaraj are both expected to launch new 4WD tractors in CY2018. 

Tractors & Farm Equipment (TAFE), on the other hand, is gunning for a 20 per cent growth in FY19 and is mulling for a new product range across segments. 

The company is expanding its Turkey plant and the recent acquisition of Serbian tractor maker IMT will further enhance its business and will contribute towards a 15 per cent productivity improvement, maintained officials.

Further, exports of the Indian tractor industry are pegged to grow at 15 per cent during the current FY, with Africa being an important market for the Indian products both in the above 50hp and 75hp range. For TAFE, Turkey, where it has its own manufacturing facility, as well as the US and South America are pitted to grow extensively.

The Indian tractor industry is believed to be among the largest tractor markets in volume terms, contributing 35 per cent of the global volumes. The total volumes globally (excluding India) grew at 3 per cent in 2017, while the Indian industry saw a spike of over 20 per cent.



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Sonalika Tractors domestic sales grow 55% to 13,691 units in June'20 , exports up 3.4%

Sonalika Tractors domestic sales grow 55% to 13,691 units in June'20 , exports up 3.4%

Crosses all-time highest milestone with overall sales of 15,200 tractors & 15.4% market share Strengthens No.1 position in Exports India’s one of the leading tractor manufacturing brand & No.1 Exporter from the country, Sonalika Tractors outpaces industry by 2.4X times and with a new record of ever highest domestic sales of 13,691, registering 55% growth against the industry growth of 23% and overall sales of 15,200 tractors & 15.4% market share in June’20. Speaking on the performance, Mr. Raman Mittal, Executive Director, Sonalika Group, said, “Beginning of Q1 this year when the first-ever lockdown was announced we as a company had decided to put all our energies with positive effort to try not to de-grow in Q1. Today, the entire team is feeling proud that we have not just achieved our goal but also have registered an overall growth of 5% in Q1 which is highest for the industry. It is a matter of great pride for us that not only in tractor industry but also in the automotive, two-wheeler and CV industry, Sonalika is the only company to register maximum growth in these tough times. We are extremely delighted with the overall robust performance in June’20 with 15200 tractors which is our highest ever.” Overall in Quater 1 of FY21 Sonalika tractor sales registered 5.37% growth in the domestic market. Sonalika Tractor Year 2020 Year 2019 Growth% April 749 5612 -86.65 May 7640 6515 17.26 June 13691 8827 55.10 Quarter 1 22080 20954 5.37% Commenting on the winning strategy he added, “The key to our success rests on 4 areas: First, our investment in the largest vertical integrated manufacturing unit which has helped us to ramp up our production within a very short span. We had already reached 80% utilization in Wk4 May itself and in June we continued to operate at optimum level. Second, being a tech savvy company, our entire supply chain is technologically enabled. We have a complete end to end supply chain management solution in-house. All our 24 depots spread across the states are inter-connected enabling us to keep a track of the tractor delivered on real time basis and we manage our production as per the consumption. This has helped us to maintain optimum level of stocks across our depots and dealerships. Third, our focus to keep innovating, developing and launching new product continued during the time of COVID19. We had a series of new products that were launched during this period, which have helped the farmers immensely to increase their productivity, reflecting in volume gain for our tractors. Fourth, we keep strengthening our coverage. Last year, we widened our existing network of channel partners and are continuing to do so even now. With this we have the largest network of channel partners, as wherever there was a business opportunity our teams were present to capitalize on the same.” Speaking on Sonalika’s future plans, he said, “The tractor demand and farmer’s sentiments have picked up on account of various conducive factors like government initiatives including increase in MSP price, favorable monsoons and bumper sowing of summer crops. The farmers are happy with the money in their hands-on account of a good rabi harvest. This positive sentiments are expected to continue and we are well-positioned to gain from the same. We are the no.1 brand in exports from India, thus making our Nation proud globally. We take pride as Indians and are ready to challenge any situation with Sonalika’s Passion and Unstoppable spirit. All our efforts and actions are set to continue on this growth journey for our great Nation”.

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नई दिल्ली। कोरोना लॉकडाउन का असर अब धीरे-धीरे बाजारों से कम होने लगा है। ट्रैक्टर उद्योग में कई कंपनियों ने अपनी बिक्री में वृद्धि दर्ज की है। एस्कॉर्ट्स ट्रैक्टर ने जून 2020 में पिछले साल के मुकाबले घरेलू बाजार में 23 प्रतिशत ज्यादा ट्रैक्टर बेचे हैं। जून 2020 में एस्कॉर्ट्स की घरेलू बाजार में ट्रैक्टर बिक्री 22.8 प्रतिशत वृद्धि के साथ 10,623 यूनिट दर्ज की गई। जबकि कंपनी के निर्यात में 26.9 प्रतिशत की गिरावट आई है। कंपनी ने 228 यूनिट्स का निर्यात किया है। जून 2020 में कुल ट्रैक्टर की बिक्री में मई 2020 की तुलना में 64.6 प्रतिशत का उछाल आया है। एस्कॉर्ट्स ने मई 2020 में 6,554 इकाइयां बेची थी। कंपनी ने एक विज्ञप्ति जारी कर बताया कि हमने इस महीने में अभूतपूर्व मांग देखी है। उद्योग को उम्मीद है कि लॉकडाउन अवधि के बाद अब मांग में काफी वृद्धि होगी। सामान्य मानसून की भविष्यवाणी के कारण खरीफ बुवाई को लेकर किसानों की धारणा पहले से बेहतर है। फसल उत्पादन और फसल की कीमतों के कारण ग्रामीण इलाकों में बेहतर नकदी प्रवाह बना हुआ है। साथ ही खुदरा वित्त की यथोचित अच्छी उपलब्धता है। एक या दो सेक्टरों को छोडक़र सभी उद्योगों में सकारात्मक वृद्धि के संकेत है। हमारी इन्वेंट्री का स्तर, कंपनी और चैनल दोनों के साथ सबसे कम रहा है। आवश्यक अनुमति के बाद हम अपने कारखानों को 90 प्रतिशत क्षमता के साथ कई शिफ्टों में चलाने के लिए सक्षम हुए। आपूर्ति श्रृंखला की स्थिति, हालांकि पहले से बेहतर है लेकि अस्थिर बनी हुई है। एस्कॉर्ट्स ट्रैक्टर की बिक्री वित्त वर्ष 2021 की पहली तिमाही में पिछले वित्त वर्ष 2020 की तुलना में 12.1 प्रतिशत घट गई है। एस्कॉर्ट सेल्स वर्ष 2020 वर्ष 2019 प्रतिशत में परिवर्तन अप्रैल 613 4986 -87.7 प्रतिशत मई 6454 6488 0.5 प्रतिशत जून 10623 8648 22.8 प्रतिशत पहली तिमाही 17690 20122 -12.1 प्रतिशत पिछले तीन महीनों में एस्कॉर्ट्स के शेयरों ने 76.36 प्रतिशत की गिरावट दर्ज की है, जबकि निफ्टी ऑटो इंडेक्स में 44.27 प्रतिशत की बढ़ोतरी हुई है। एस्कॉर्ट्स की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार मार्च 2019 की चौथी तिमाही की तुलना में मार्च 2020 की चौथी तिमाही में समेकित शुद्ध लाभ 9.71 प्रतिशत की वृद्धि के साथ 127.73 करोड़ रुपए है। साथ ही 15.97 प्रतिशत की गिरावट के साथ शुद्ध बिक्री 1385.65 करोड़ रुपए है। उल्लेखनीय है कि एस्कॉर्ट्स समूह एक भारतीय इंजीनियरिंग कंपनी है जो कृषि-मशीनरी, निर्माण और सामग्री हैंडलिंग उपकरण और रेलवे उपकरण के क्षेत्रों में काम करती है। अगर आप अपनी कृषि भूमि, अन्य संपत्ति, पुराने ट्रैक्टर, कृषि उपकरण, दुधारू मवेशी व पशुधन बेचने के इच्छुक हैं और चाहते हैं कि ज्यादा से ज्यादा खरीददार आपसे संपर्क करें और आपको अपनी वस्तु का अधिकतम मूल्य मिले तो अपनी बिकाऊ वस्तु की पोस्ट ट्रैक्टर जंक्शन पर नि:शुल्क करें और ट्रैक्टर जंक्शन के खास ऑफर का जमकर फायदा उठाएं।

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महिंद्रा ने जून में बेचे 35 हजार 844 ट्रैक्टर, बिक्री में 12 प्रतिशत की वृद्धि

नई दिल्ली। महिंद्रा एंड महिंद्रा के फार्म इक्विपमेंट सेक्टर (एफईएस) ने जून 2020 में घरेलू ट्रैक्टर बाजार में 35 हजार 844 यूनिट बेचकर बिक्री में 12 प्रतिशत की वृद्धि दर्ज की है। यह अब तक की दूसरी सबसे बड़ी बिक्री है। कंपनी ने पिछले साल जून में 31,879 यूनिट बेची थी। वहीं कंपनी के निर्यात में गिरावट दर्ज की गई है। जून 2019 की 1215 इकाइयों के मुकाबले जून 2020 में 700 इकाइयों का निर्यात किया गया है। इस हिसाब से निर्यात में 42 फीसदी की गिरावट आई है। जून 2020 में कंपनी की ट्रैक्टरों की कुल बिक्री 36,544 इकाइयां रही है, जो जून 2019 की 33,094 इकाइयों से 10 प्रतिशत अधिक है। प्रबंधन ने अपने बयान में कहा है कि समय पर दक्षिण-पश्चिम मानसून के आगमन की संभावना, रबी फसलों की रिकॉर्ड पैदावार, किसानों के लिए सरकारी नीतियां और खरीफ फसल की अच्छी बुवाई के कारण किसानों में सकारात्मक माहौल बना है। कुल मिलाकर वित्त वर्ष 2021 की पहली तिमाही के दौरान महिंद्रा ट्रैक्टर की बिक्री में 22.2 प्रतिशत की गिरावट दर्ज की गई है। महिंद्रा वर्ष 2020 वर्ष 2019 परिवर्तन (प्रतिशत में) अप्रैल 4616 27495 -83.2 मई 24017 23539 2.0 जून 35844 31879 12.4 पहली तिमाही 2020 64477 82,913 -22.2 ग्रामीण बाजारों में बेहतर नकदी प्रवाह के साथ इन अंतर्निहित कारकों ने जून के दौरान ट्रैक्टर की मांग को बढ़ाने में मदद की है। उम्मीद की जा रही है कि आने वाले महीनों में भी यह मांग बनी रहेगी। कुल मिलाकर, एम एंड एम की कुल बिक्री में पिछले साल की तुलना में 50 प्रतिशत से ज्यादा गिरावट देखी गई है। एम एंड एम ने जून 2019 में यात्री, वाणिज्यिक और उपयोगिता वाहन मिलाकर 42 हजार 547 इकाइयां बेची थी जबकि जून 2020 में 19,358 इकाइयां बेची है। एम एंड एम में ऑटोमोटिव डिवीजन के मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी विजेय नकड़ा के अनुसार ऑटोमोटिव उद्योग ने यात्री और छोटे वाणिज्यिक वाहन खंडों दोनों में सुधार की गुंजाइश को देखना शुरू कर दिया है। देशभर में बढ़ती ग्रामीण मांग और आवश्यक वस्तुओं की आवाजाही से बाजार में भारी सुधार होगा। कंपनी के प्रमुख ब्रांड जैसे बोलेरो, स्कॉर्पियो और पिक-अप आदि सभी में अच्छी मांग की उम्मीद है। अगर आप अपनी कृषि भूमि, अन्य संपत्ति, पुराने ट्रैक्टर, कृषि उपकरण, दुधारू मवेशी व पशुधन बेचने के इच्छुक हैं और चाहते हैं कि ज्यादा से ज्यादा खरीददार आपसे संपर्क करें और आपको अपनी वस्तु का अधिकतम मूल्य मिले तो अपनी बिकाऊ वस्तु की पोस्ट ट्रैक्टर जंक्शन पर नि:शुल्क करें और ट्रैक्टर जंक्शन के खास ऑफर का जमकर फायदा उठाएं।

Mahindra Tractors Records Second Highest June Sales Ever

Mahindra Tractors Records Second Highest June Sales Ever

Mahindra & Mahindra’s farm equipment sector (FES) reported 12 percent year on year (YoY) growth in domestic tractor sales at 35,844 units in June 2020 as against 31,879 units sold in June last year. This is the second highest June sales ever, the company said. Meanwhile, its export shipments declined 42 per cent during the month at 700 units as against 1,215 units in the same month last year. The company’s tractors' total sales for the month were at 36,544 units, up 10 per cent from 33,094 units in June last year. "Timely arrival of the south west monsoon, combined benefits of a record Rabi crop, Government support for Agri initiatives and very good progress in the sowing of the Kharif crop have led to positive sentiments among farmers," the management said in its statement. Overall 22.2% drop in Mahindra Tractor sales during Quater 1 for GY'21. Mahindra Year 2020 Year 2019 %Change April 4616 27495 -83.2 May 24017 23539 2.0 June 35844 31879 12.4 Q1 64477 82913 -22.2 These underlying factors along with better cash flows in rural markets have helped boost tractor demand during June. It is expected that this demand will continue to remain buoyant in the coming months, it said. Overall, M&M's total sales including passenger, commercial and utility vehicles, more-than-halved to 19,358 units compared to 42,547 units sold in June last year. "The automotive industry has started to see recovery both in the passenger and small commercial vehicle segments. This has been led primarily by rising rural demand and movement of essential goods across the country. The company’s key brands such as Bolero, Scorpio and Pik-Ups, are all seeing good traction," said Veejay Nakra, Chief Executive Officer, Automotive Division, at M&M.

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