Caterpillar Dealer Sales Surge

February 18, 2011

Caterpillar Inc's machinery sales through dealers accelerated in the trailing three-month period through January, according to data posted on the equipment maker's website.

Dealer-reported retail sales were up 49 percent worldwide from a year earlier, accelerating from the 44 percent pace reported last month. The increase was led by jumps of 58 percent in North America and 56 percent in Latin America, both marking a sequential increase, according to data on the website.


--Wall Street Journal