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U.S. Machinery Exports Down 21 Percent

U.S. construction machinery exports declined 21 percent during the first half of 2013, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

August 20, 2013

U.S. construction machinery exports declined 21 percent during the first half of 2013, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. A total of $10.8 billion was shipped to global markets, compared with $13.7 billion for the same time frame in 2012.

Exports to Europe declined 20 percent for a total $1.4 billion, and dropped 15 percent to Canada for a total $3.7 billion. Exports to Asia decreased 24 percent to $1.2 billion. Exports to Central America gained 15 percent to $1.2 billion, with exports to South America dropping 13 percent to $1.9 billion.  Australia/Oceania’s export purchases decreased 62 percent to $750 million, while Africa took delivery of $654 million worth of construction equipment, a 20-percent drop.

The top countries buying the most U.S.-made construction machinery during the first half of 2013 were:

  1.  Canada - $3.7 billion, down 15 percent
  2.  Mexico - $1 billion, up 18 percent
  3.  Australia - $715 million, down 63 percent
  4.  Brazil - $513 million, up 17 percent
  5.  Chile - $475 million, down 38 percent
  6.  Colombia - $333 million, up 13 percent
  7.  Belgium - $330 million, down 18 percent
  8.  Peru - $329 million, down 9 percent
  9.  South Africa- $316 million, down 36 percent
  10.  Russia - $269 million, down 34 percent
  11. China - $243 million, down 38 percent

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