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Year 2019 Number 3-4

March - April

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The Mediterranean, a promising market

The vast region that includes southern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and other neighbouring areas is one of the most important hubs in the geography of the markets. There are good prospects for development for agricultural mechanization, in relation to projects to strengthen the primary sector that are active in countries such as Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. Great potential but negative economic trends characterize countries like Turkey and Iran
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Agrilevante, a resource for Mediterranean agriculture

The 2019 edition of the showcase of technologies and machines for agriculture, to be held in the Bari exhibition centre from 10 to 13 October next, was presented in Bari. Growing numbers and a new section dedicated to animal husbandry, with the exhibition of fine breeds of cattle, horses, sheep and goats, characterize the review, organized by FederUnacoma and Nuova Fiera del Levante with the support of the Puglia Region Agriculture Department. Agrilevante confirms itself as a point of point reference for operators in the entire Mediterranean area, but also in Sub-Saharan Africa and some Asian regions
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Puglia: growing the demand for mechanization

The registration numbers for 2018, if compared with those of 2014, 2015 and 2016, show a recovery in the Region in terms of investments for the purchase of tractors. Sales remain high for used machines, which do not improve the efficiency of the agricultural system and which contribute to expanding an already very old equipment fleet

Year 2019 Number 1-2

January - February

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Tractor market: Europe is down, the United States is growing

Sales of tractors on the European continent decreased by 10%, with particularly marked declines in France, Germany and Italy. In the global landscape, the positive trend of the US is confirmed, with sales in Brazil and Russia recovering. The market in Turkey is in crisis due to the unfavourable economic situation and the currency's devaluation
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Italian market downsized in 2018

After the effect of the Mother Regulation, which triggered a race for registrations in 2017, pushing the market beyond its actual capacity, tractors sales in Italy are back to 2016 levels. Registrations have also declined, as far as other types of machines are concerned, and for the new year, the effects of the general negative economic trend are feared. In order to support the sector, the provision of the EU RDP funds continues, together with the € 35 million re-allocated by INAIL for the purchase of agricultural machinery with high safety standards

Year 2018 Number 12

December

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Tractors, an uncertain global scenario

Data on the sales of tractors covering the first nine months of the year pursued a positive trend in the United States and India and showed substantial downturns China and Europe. The decline in cereal grains and commodity prices of agricultural food crops weighed in on agricultural enterprises incomes while policy factors, especially custom duties, put the breaks on trade and thus on all the economies across the sector
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Italian market: drop in registrations, the used market is growing

The data on registrations in the first ten months indicate a decrease for tractors, for tractors with loading platforms and for combine harvesters. Tractor sales should reach a total of around 19 thousand units at the end of December, in line with the average of the last few years. Instead, the sales of used machines are growing, much more significant in numerical terms compared to new ones
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CEMA, a second term for Marcus Baldinger

The German Marcus Baldinger, manager of Poettinger, was confirmed as chairman of the Cema Technical Board, the association that brings together European manufacturers of agricultural machinery. The nomination of Baldinger, now in his second term, was voted by the Technical...

Year 2018 Number 10-11

October - November

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Agriculture 4.0, ten years of AEF activity

The event promoted by the body representing companies and associations operating in the digital systems sector for agriculture was held in Bologna. The programme of technical meetings was very busy, as were the celebrations of the AEF ten-year anniversary, which offered an opportunity to draw some conclusions about the work done until now and for a look to the future, which is shaping up to be very stimulating and demanding
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The new edition of the Comacomp Directory

Following what has now become a tradition, the Comacomp Inventory is presented at EIMA International. This book is both a promotional and informative tool providing a comprehensive overview of the components sector

Year 2018 Number 10-11

October - November

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Tractor market: an uneven scenario

The trend of sales in the first nine months of the year shows substantial gains in India, the United States and Canada whereas downturns are reported for Japan, Brazil and Turkey. The European market is down in France, Germany and Spain
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Italian market: September balance sheet still negative

Registration data on the first nine months of the year is in the red for new tractors, transporters and trailers. The sales of tractors came to 14,353 but should reach a total of some 19,000 units by the end of December, in line with the averages in recent years. The trends in the single regions differed, from down in the Veneto, Piedmont and Lazio Regions and on the up side in the Emilia Romagna, Lombardy and Campania

Year 2018 Number 7-9

July - August - September

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Agriculture machinery, first half in the red

The registration of tractors, transporters, trailers and telescopic handlers showed a decline in the balance sheet for the first six months of 2018. The negative trend has to be assigned to the forced gains in registrations last year but the second half of the current year is expected to stabilize the market trend
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Mechanization sector, Made in Italy in growth

Italian production of tractors, other machinery for agriculture, gardening and associated components brought in sales valued at € 11 billion in 2017. The largest share was assigned to exports which reach a value estimated at about € 7.5 billion
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FederUnacoma assembly: a agenda for agricultural mechanization

The revival of agricultural mechanization depends on the ability of companies in the primary sector to make investments, therefore on their profitability. Economic output of agriculture – this is one of the central themes debated during the General Assembly of FederUnacoma – can be improved with innovative technologies, sustainable cultivation systems and principles of circular economy capable of guaranteeing production with a higher added value. During the Assembly new elections were also held to appoint new officers
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The challenges for the sector: Senate hearing for FederUnacoma

An audition held by the Senate Agriculture Commission was focused on the agro-mechanics supply chain and the agricultural machinery manufacturers Federation for laying out the problems of the sector exposed as much to the variables of the agriculture economy as the industrial system itself
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Specialized mechanical engineering at risk

The agricultural and groundskeeping manufacturers federation, FederUnacoma, has expressed worries about the Dignity Decree passed by parliament into law last August because of the sudden change in the direction of hiring and work contracts. This specific industry sector accounts for € 11 billion in sales, annual exports at € 7.5 billion and 1,800 enterprises with workforces of 52,000 employes and strongly depends on seasonable demand and industry and agricultural variabilities which come up at the global level. These considerations require greater flexibility. The strategy applied with the Jobs Act for 70% of new hirings in the sector in these years is bound to this measure which carries the risk of being drastically scaling down jobs
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Meeting: space for agricultural machinery and agro-industry supply chain

The Rimini event dedicated attention to Italian Excellence and job opportunities in the agricultural sector and the associated manufacturing industries. A conference held on 21st August brought together leading players and representatives from professional organizations and production consortiums as well as European Union institutions. Also present at the meeting was FederUnacoma with a stand and an area for virtual reality tractor driving
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Emissions regulation, cannot be applied to overhang and half-track tractor engines

At a meeting held in 21st of June at Enovitis in Campo the technical difficulty of installing bulky exhaust devices for treating emissions on specialist vineyard and fruit orchard tractors became clear. Changing the built of these machines to make them capable of mounting them means compromising their functions and it would be unthinkable to modify planting distances by expanding the row widths. A request for an amendment of the regulation for the specific sector is being prepared

Year 2018 Number 6

June

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Positive trend for global market

After the peak reached in 2017, for 2018 Agrievolution and Cema expect a decline in sales, based on the manufacturers' confidence index. The market should remain dynamic in the major countries also due to government support policies. The Russian and French markets are slowing down
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A multi-tasking area at EIMA International

In the setting of the great review of agriculture engineering scheduled for next November 7 to 11 in Bologna Pavilion 33 III will host an EIMA Digital space and the EIMA Desk and EIMA Campus. The first of the three will be dedicated to industries producing software and advanced electronic systems for agriculture and agriculture engineering; the second will bring together such services, the third will preside over universities and research institutions. Finally, Mech@griJobs on an initiative by UNACMA, the National Agricultural Machinery Dealers Association, is planned for young people studying in agrarian schools and technical institutes to inform them of employment in the agriculture engineering supply chain
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An ideas factory for EIMA 2018

FederUnacoma organized a day of work in Reggio Emilia dedicated to analyses and proposals for further strengthening the international agricultural machinery exposition scheduled for next November 7 to 11 in Bologna. Taking part in the event were 140 FederUnacoma industries representatives which enlivened work on agriculture 4.0, the agro-food supply chain, the components and gardening sector and new criteria for furnishing the trade fair quarters
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Training, a strategic asset for agricultural mechanization

The training programme that FederUnacoma has developed for its companies is in full swing, including seminars on topics such as the internationalization of companies, the economic evaluation of the company, the management of human resources, the use of the web for promotion and marketing as well as new agronomic techniques and new trends in architecture and design for trade fairs

Year 2018 Number 4-5

April - May

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Agricultural machinery: sudden braking in first quarter

Data on registrations in the first quarter of the year display wide swings of sharp gains in the month of January and steep drops in February and March. FederUnacoma President Alessandro Malavolti noted that in the wake of the increase in registrations at the end of 2017 the technical time required for registration extended into January this year to still show high percentages then followed in the two successive months by a sudden backlash due to the continuation of winter weather which put off crop operations. Registrations will settle down over the year so it will be possible to reach an effective evaluation of sales only in the months to come
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Umbria 2018, the great digital agricultural show

The 2018 edition of the EIMA Show demonstrations of machinery and technologies for 4.0 agriculture was presented in Bastia Umbria in the setting of Agriumbria. IT and electronic products and avant-garde network systems open on to top-grade scientific management of farming enterprises and crop operations certain to become widespread in Italy as well. Thanks to the partnership of Umbria Fiere, the University of Perugia, the Foundation for Agrarian Education, Coldiretti Umbria, CESAR and FederUnacoma the three days of trial demonstrations are organized for next July 13 to 15 on the Foundation farm in Casalina di Deruta to become the official event for the dissemination of information and promoting the replacement of obsolete machinery with new generation inventories

Year 2018 Number 2-3

February - March

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Growth for European tractor and machinery market

Registrations and sales on the increase in Europe in 2017 with good prospects for current year. The Mother Regulation leading to strong gains of tractors in power category of less that 50 Hp
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Agricultural machinery: variability in a growing market

The agricultural machinery market closed 2017 ahead in Italy and on the increase in all the major world market. Substantial growth in Italy and the leading European countries were assigned mainly to the need to reduce the stock of tractors and transporters in inventories ahead of the enactment of new norms for type-approval. Rural Development Program funds and financing released by INAIL for machinery with high safety standards were also in growth
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EIMA International, the new features trade fair

The 43rd international agricultural machinery exposition set for November 7 to 11 at the Bologna Trade Fair quarters came up for presentation in Verona. There are expectations of new record numbers for the review claiming second place in the world for the number of manufacturers exhibiting and visitors arriving and ranked first for internationalization. Among the new features planned is the Idrotech Salon dedicated to irrigation and water management and the inauguration of new Pavilions 29 and 30, the first built through the ambitious program for restructuring the exposition quarters
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Fieragricola 2018, a successful edition

The international review of agriculture ranging from strong points of mechanization to livestock raising and on to machinery trial demonstrations, conferences and information sessions rounding out the event. There was also a focus on youth in the Mech@griJOBS initiative promoted by UNACMA for opening opportunities for students of professional schools, agrarian technical institutes and involved in mechanics
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Mother Regulation, an important set of rules

The new EU regulation, which applies in particular to certain types of machinery, entails a considerable adjustment effort for various industries, which affects production costs. However, the Mother Regulation introduces some technical requirements that make the machinery more performing and flexible in their use. FederUnacoma underlines the importance of raising awareness also with users, to promote the value of the introduced innovations

Year 2018 Number 1

January

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Machinery prices rising: impact of EU norms

Regulations and such Directives as the Mother Regulation or those on engine emissions and noise levels undergo constant updates of machinery produced by the manufacturing industries. This regime leads to increasing costs passed on to the sticker prices of machinery to drive agricultural enterprises to buy second-hand machinery which does not renew their inventories
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Agricultural machinery, registrations rocket at the end of 2017

The year's balance records a sharp increase for tractors and tractors with loading platforms, and for combine harvesters and trailers. The entry into force of the new EU regulations on agricultural machinery (Mother Regulation) in January lead the manufacturers to implement more aggressive marketing strategies at the end of 2017, in order to sell the stocks of machinery already produced
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An increasingly international Fieragricola

The overarching theme of the biennial exhibition Veronafiere will be digital agriculture and innovation in agricultural machinery. The objective of the fair, held in the Veneto region, is the development of precision agriculture, which is one of the main challenges of our system. Its international status is strengthened by the presence of operators from four continents
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Instruments and advanced technologies for livestock sector

Displays, conferences and workshops on the most important and current issues in agriculture are features of the 2018 Fieragricola dedicating special attention on the livestock raising sector with displays, competitions and dedicated initiatives
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Agricultural mechanization key player in Verona

The Verona trade fair will take place in the context of a more favourable market compared to the trends of previous years. The sales of tractors and agricultural machinery are on the rise, and for agricultural operators it is particularly important to be able to see firsthand the most up-to-date technological solutions. Space is also given to machinery field tests

Year 2017 Number 12

December

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CBM-Mita: a high tech factory is launched in Dewas

The countdown has begun for the inauguration of CBM's manufacturing facility in Dewas, which will enable the Modena company to further expand its production. The site, located in a strategic area for logistics, was created with the most modern construction technologies and the most innovative equipment
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Tractor of the Year 2018, Valtra's double success

The inaugural day of Agritechnica saw the awarding of the Tractor of the Year prize. A jury of 24 journalists from the leading European farming equipment magazines selected the best model in terms of performance, ergonomics, comfort and technological content in each of the four competing categories. The most prized award went to the Valtra T254 Versu Smart Touch
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Fieragricola 2018, all the news of a great event

All the leading names of Italian and foreign agricultural machinery will be present at the 113rd edition of Fieragricola, in Verona, from 31 January to 3 February 2018. The news includes an even larger outdoor exhibition area, with 7,500 square metres dedicated to machinery trials, and an area dedicated to olive cultivation. There is also a Visitor Tour, which illustrates the most significant technological innovations in the various sectors that the showcase is divided into

Year 2017 Number 11

November

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Components "made in Italy", committed to quality

Mondo Macchina spoke to Pier Giorgio Salvarani, the new president of Comacomp. "The agricultural machinery industry has its historic structure in Europe and the United States, areas where the most prestigious brands are located and where technological innovation is at the forefront. Then there is an emerging structure in countries such as India, China, Turkey and Brazil, where machinery demand is growing and where a local industry is rapidly developing."
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AEF, a task force for agriculture 4.0

The complex world of ISOBUS technology, and the activities promoted by the working groups established within the AEF, told Norbert Schlingmann, general manager of this international association, working closely with CEMA and FederUnacoma

Year 2017 Number 11

November

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Agricultural tractors, international market on the rise

Great gains in the sales of agricultural machinery in the first half of the year have been reported for China, India, the United States and Russia. Turkey's market is stalled but Eastern Europe is showing growth. The revival of the international demand is pushing Italian exports up and increasing domestic production expected to climb to a figure of about 8 billion euro
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Italian market: registrations increasing in 2017

Data on the registered sales of agricultural tractors reported at an Agrilevante press conference in Bari point to strong growth over the first three quarters of the year. Other than improvements in agricultural income, the gains are assigned to better utilization of European Union RDP financing and funds made available by INAIL, for the purchase of new machinery with high safety standards and eco-compatibility
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Investment, the incentives role

The best use of European RDP funds, the nonrepayable INAIL ISI grants, Ismea direct subsidies and, finally, the "Nuova Sabatini" law are positively affecting the relaunch of agricultural machinery sales in Italy

Year 2017 Number 7-9

July - August - September

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Alessandro Malavolti the new FederUnacoma President

The new president is from the Emilia Romagna Region, holds a degree in economics and is the CEO of AMA S.p.A., one of the leading industries in the components sector. President of Comacomp from 2010 to the present, Malavolti has also held down positions of responsibility in the Reggio Emilia Province territorial representation of Confindustria, the National Manufacturers Confederation
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Sales increasing in first half of 2017

Ministry of Transport data point in Italy to substantial gains for tractors, combine harvesters and other types of machinery registered. At the top of sales of tractors are the Veneto, Lazio, Campania and Tuscany regions. A good performance in registrations is coming in also from Puglia preparing for the Agrilevante, the great exposition focused on agricultural mechanization and typical Mediterranean products coming up in October
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Tractor market, variability of used units

A survey conducted by FederUnacoma has disclosed the sales of machines with of offer of good deals has increased over those of new machines. In 2016, new tractor sales came to 18,341 units compared to sales of 27,946 used machines with an average of less than twenty years. Prevailing strongly on the used tractor market are lower power units where for those in the over 75 kW category, farmers prefer new machines
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Agricultural machinery: Italian industry betting on Asian markets

The new FederUnacoma president, Alessandro Malavolti, has named development of Asian markets as one of his priorities, especially for Far East countries with great demographic and economic potential and in need of technologies for improving agriculture productivity. Coming up in India in December is the international EIMA Agrimach appointment, the trade fair platform for the promotion of Made in Italy agricultural mechanics throughout the vast Asian regions

Year 2017 Number 5-6

May - June

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Europe, market recovering over the year

The agricultural machinery market is showing positive signals for expectations of a general revival in during 2017 in the wake of problems experienced in the most recent seasons. Growth is seen in Germany and the UK whereas the French market is still in decline. For Italy the outlook is for significant growth owing to an overall favorable trend
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Oriental markets: EIMA Agrimach preparatives

The first round of meetings and conferences has launched the 2017 edition of the international agricultural mechanics review coming up next December in New Delhi. The stages from Bangalore, Pune, Ludhiana and on to New Delhi for the presentation of the exposition have disclosed an increasing success for bringing to the capital business people from all the Indian states and the principal countries throughout the Asian area
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Revision and training, a strategy for safety

The correct use of agricultural machinery and equipment at the centre of a conference at the Foggia Fair. Safety policy involves manufacturers in designing intrinsically safe machines, and involves users and dealer networks with specific awareness-raising and training initiatives
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European research: FederUnacoma partner of the Databio project

The project, promoted by a partnership that officially includes FederUnacoma, focuses on the collection of data from organic sources. A second project, called IoF 2020, also funded under the Horizon 2020 tenders, works on the "Farm of the Future", trying to transfer "Internet of things" technology to farmsby

Year 2017 Number 3-4

March - April

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EIMA Agrimach, a platform for the Far East

The 2017 edition of Agrimach, the exhibition on agricultural machinery that will be held in New Delhi December 7-9, has been presented in Paris during the SIMA International Agribusiness Show. The fair is the point of reference for the Indian subcontinent, but also for all the countries in the Far East aiming to develop their primary sector and that are recording record increases in demand for agricultural machinery
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Italy-Argentina: a comprehensive cooperation

The presence of enterprises and traders of the Italian agricultural mechanization in Expoagro in Argentina, and the institutional relationships developed by FederUnacoma with South American partners are aimed at strengthening business relations between the two countries, in a crucial moment like this, characterized by a strong recovery of the Argentine market
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Quality agriculture, an appointment in Bastia Umbra

The agriculture of central Italy is the main character of Agriumbria, the exhibition that from 1968 puts on display the best of the primary sector in terms of production and technology. On display are machinery, cattle and food products of excellence. On schedule are the conference organized by the Osservatorio Agriumbria on quality meat consumption, the presentation of EIMA Show Umbria, and the proclamation of the winners of the Antonio Ricci Award

Year 2017 Number 1-2

January - February

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Decline of 2016 tractor market in Europe

Figures published by CEMA, the European association representing the producers of farms machines, show a 6.7% decrease in tractors sales. Downward trend in almost all European countries, with the exception of Spain showing an upward trend. The analysis per engine power categories shows a market segmentation with a good performance of both low-and high-powered machines, and a slight decrease in sales of mid-range machines
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Italy: tractors balance 2016 at a minimum

Data on the registration of tractors, combine harvesters and trailers disclosed a marginal decline compared to 2016 to further confirm the lengthy slide of the domestic market. Sales increases were reported only for transporters and agricultural telescopic handlers. Tractor sales running counter to the national data trend came in the major northern regions. Tractor sales running counter to the national data trend came in the major northern regions
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New agreement for EIMA to remain in Bologna until 2030

An agreement has been signed to maintain the international agricultural machinery exposition in Bologna. The parties have signed up for seven more editions of the biennial event to include a BolognaFiere commitment to restructure the trade fair quarters by 2024 with intermediate monitoring steps of the shared project. The long-term accord and completion of the renewal of the trade fair quarters have the guaranty of the Emilia Romagna Region and the City of Bologna for the purpose of strengthening the role of EIMA in the panorama of international exhibitions
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Agrilevante, technologies and policies for the Mediterranean agriculture

The 2017 edition of the international exhibition of machinery and equipment for agricultural supply chains scheduled from 12 to 15 October was presented in Bari. The cornerstones of the event will be a larger presence of foreign delegations organized by FederUnacoma in collaboration with the ICE Agency, a focus on the issue of agricultural development in the Mediterranean basin and Africa and an international forum to be held during the exhibition
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"Targeted" innovation: the strategy of Agrilevante

The International Exhibition of Machinery and Technology for Agriculture is characterized by a particular focus on specific needs of agricultural firms in the Mediterranean region, Africa and the Middle East. Many initiatives target professional farmers and operators, but also a broader audience, from central and southern Italy

Year 2016 Number 12

December

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Agriculture in Africa: the Nairobi event

During a meeting organized by FAO, the speakers pointed out that the use of mechanical means, applied to the specific local characteristics of the land, and environmentally and economically sustainable, can reduce poverty and ensure food security, encouraging a necessary generational change
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The global challenges of agricultural mechanization

The demand for food is expected to increase in the near future, at a global level, not only to meet the needs of a growing population, but also to satisfy the qualitative evolution of diets, especially in developing countries. The introduction of innovative technologies is an unavoidable step for all agricultural economies, and thus the growth rate of machinery demand is an important development indicator of the primary economy
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RDP contributions: the criterion of "simplified costs"

To reduce the possibility of errors and the administrative burden imposed on both the managing authorities and the beneficiaries of the projects for the RDP 2014-2020, the European Commission proposes a methodology for calculating the actual market value of eligible machinery. The topic was discussed in-depth during a seminar sponsored by Ismea

Year 2016 Number 10-11

October - November

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Global markets declining, emerging markets in ferment

Agrievolution data on tractor sales signal declines in almost all the major countries' markets due to the downturn in income in the primary sector leading to reduced investments in the acquisition of machinery. According the findings of a FederUnacoma/Nomisma survey, some countries, especially in the Asian area, are showing a positive trend of growing mechanization demand in spite of unfavorable economic conditions

Year 2016 Number 7-9

July - August - September

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Tractors: uncertainty for the world market

The figures published by Agrievolution on the first half year partly confirm the negative trend of the sector in the years 2014-2015. Tractor sales decreased in several European countries but also in China, Japan and Russia. Negative effects on Italian exports, that in May 2016 decreased by 4%. EIMA International could mark the divide between market's negative trends and the first signs of economic recovery
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Agricultural machinery: INAIL financing arriving

INAIL, the National Institute for Accidents at Work Insurance has completed a procedure for allocating contributions for the purchase of safe and eco-compatible machinery and equipment. November 10th has been set for opening applications which will cover 40% of the cost of machinery. FederUnacoma has announced that in the setting of EIMA International, the institute will provide an information window to facilitate requests filed by farming enterprises
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Safety in agriculture, an issue for Europe

Members of the European Parliament Paolo De Castro and Elisabetta Gardini raised questions in Brussels to speed up the creation of a single database for the entire European Union area for analytical reporting of the data on accidents involving the use of agricultural machinery. The INAIL, National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work, Observatory found that these events increased in Italy by 14% in 2015 over 2014 to 486 fatal accidents and serious injuries

Year 2016 Number 5 - 6

May - June

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Components: good first quarter, uncertainty for the end of year

In the first quarter of 2016, the component market, driven by exports, scored a +5% compared to the same period last year. Growth in the OEM sector, good results also in the special application sector. Meanwhile the high-medium power tractor segment suffers. The forecasts for the months to come are characterized by uncertainty
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Innovation and flexibility, components made in Italy

Comacomp President Alessandro Malavolti presents the strong points of the Italian industry in this sector. Technological quality and ongoing investments in research and innovations are the principle weapons for competing on international markets and beating back the competition of low-cost products manufactured in emerging countries

Year 2016 Number 5 - 6

May - June

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Confindustria, a new chapter

The annual meeting of Confindustria was held in Rome and formalized the election of the new president Vincenzo Boccia. Efficiency of the national economic system, relationships with banks, constitutional reforms and specific values of the Italian industry were the main issues of the speech by Boccia, who will also have the task of implementing the Pesenti reform
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Agrievolution: Spain joins and new statistics program

The Spanish manufacturers' association Ansemat joins Agrievolution Alliance. There are now 14 members in the alliance representing 6,000 enterprises. The Agrievolution Statistics Program for monitoring the markets is starting up
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EIMEIMA International, 2016 edition all sold out

The entire Bologna trade fair center has already been allocated for the 42nd edition of the international exposition of agricultural machinery more than six months ahead of the opening. In spite of the addition of seven prefabricated pavilions to permanent facilities, it will no longer be possible to meet the requests for exhibition space still coming in from industries in the sector. Other than the Italian industries, manufacturers are arriving from Germany, France, the United States, Spain, Turkey and China for an event featuring exhibitors from 43 countries and expectations of visitors from 140 countries

Year 2016 Number 4

April

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Tractors in decrease, waiting for incentives

The data on the registration of tractors in the first quarter of 2016 indicate a decrease by 6.7%. Strong is also the decrease for combine-harvesters, while general purpose tractors, trailers and telescopic handlers are increasing. Still under way the procedures for the RDP and the incentives from the government – commented the president of manufacturers Massimo Goldoni – resulting in the paralysis of the market
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Safety in the field: importance of the learners license

Training for the correct use of agricultural machinery is a decisive factor for reducing the risk of accidents. A series of legislative measures issued beginning in 2008 and successively updated with a ministerial decree in May 2015 provides for a learners license for driving of some types of machinery. On an understanding with institutions and professional organizations, a CNR/Imamoter initiative calls for the startup of specific information and training activities
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Gardening: machinery and equipment on the increase

The Italian market for mechanical tools for gardening and groundskeeping closed 2015 with a 1.3% gain with € 1 million 233,000 units sold, according to data compiled by Comagarden/Morgan. On the plus side were chainsaws, cultivators and hedge trimmers whereas only mowers and lawn tractors were on the decline. A short winter and early spring-like blooming lead to expectations of further growth of demand for machinery and equipment for maintaining gardens and public and private greens. The EIMA Green appointment in November will include monitoring of domestic demand and especially foreign markets
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Fiera di Foggia, a focus on agricultural mechanization

The 67th edition of the International Agricultural Fair, which takes place in the city in Puglia from April 27 to May 1, includes many events focused on machines, equipment, and technological systems for the main local crops. From irrigation to subcontracting, from revision to the professional training of technicians, a rich programme of talk shows, meetings, and demonstrations animates the five days of the event

Year 2016 Number 2-3

February - March

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Tractors: world market moving into recovery

This year should show progressive recovery ahead of more substantial gains in 2017 following the decline in sales in 2014 and 2015. The downturn in agricultural income at the world level reduced the investment capabilities of farming enterprises in the year just passed but increases in the prices of some commodities and requests in India and China for additional supplies of cereals and meat should favor the recovery of agricultural prices and lead to demand for machinery
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Istanbul meeting: new mechanization geography

Traditional agricultural mechanization markets of reference provided a centerpiece for the fifth Agrievolution summit conference with a focus on five Central Asian republics. Also highlighted was the agricultural mechanization market potential of the African continent
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New markets: the agricultural turn taken by the United Arab Emirates

The plunge of oil prices and slowdown of China's growth have carried repercussions to the Persian Gulf states requiring them to diversify their economies. Arising against this backdrop is a new United Arab Emirates strategy aimed at such sectors as tourism, services and especially the management of trade in the agri-industrial sector

Year 2016 Number 1

January

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Tractor market: peak of sales towards end of year

Registration data on agricultural machinery showed a sharp gain in the closing months of 2015 which made it possible to end the year with a small increase of 1.4% over 2014. Also combine harvesters showed signals of recovery whereas still on the decline were agricultural transporters. Decisive support came from European Union Rural Development Programs, RDP, and the wait is on for the effect of 2016 incentives planned by the government
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Trattori stretti in dirittura d'arrivo

Approval of a definitive text on emissions which would bring in the interests of the industries manufacturing specialist tractors is expected in February. It turns out that in the eyes of the European Union bodies the direct transition from Phase IIIB to Phase V is the most rational and sustainable solution
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The subcontracting, an european phenomenon

According to data provided by the "Guide to European subcontracting", produced by the Ceettar (European Confederation of agro-mechanical companies), there are 150,000 rural agricultural and forestry subcontractors operating within the EU, estimated to be employing over 600,000 people in the sector at the Community level

Year 2015 Number 12

December

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The mechanical heart of EXPO 2015

The Italian manufacturers of agricultural machinery and equipment represented by FederUnacoma closed their experience at the Milan Universal Exposition with a strongly positive balance sheet.Exhibitions, events and cooperation projects aimed at again confirming the decisive role of mechanization for the development of the agro-food supply chain

Year 2015 Number 11

November

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Tractors braking on the European market

Data compiled by CEMA, the European agricultural industry association in Europe, underscore the substantial decline in tractor sales in the first eight months of the year. The negative trend for the Italian market is continuing but signs of recovery might be seen next year. The head of the Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Federation, Massimo Goldoni, said the arrival of public incentives in 2016 for the purchase of agricultural machinery could stimulate the market but it must not be forgotten that there are still European Union funds in the Rural Development Plans which will return to the EU coffers if they are not committed
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Narrow-track tractors: European Commission opening to manufacturers' appeal

A seminar updating the procedure on the off-road mobile machinery emission regulation was held at Agrilevante in Bari to check on the final phase of negotiations conducted in the competent European Union institutions. The appeal of the Italian manufacturers for an ad hoc norm, put forward by MEP Elisabetta Gardini, has been accept

Year 2015 Number 10

October

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Narrow tractors remain "on track"

Two amendments have been approved by the European Parliament, recognizing the specificity of agricultural machines for vineyards and orchards, and opening the way for the definition of a timetable, in implementation of the Regulation on emissions from engines, more compatibly with machine redesign times by manufacturers. An important role was played by the Rapporteur Elisabatta Gardini and the Chairman of the Environment Committee Giovanni La Via
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Internationalization, the answer

Enlarging the spread of customers abroad and increasing turnover by seeking out new business opportunities are the objectives of the Italian SME. Public entities and the private parties who gravitate around the world of internationalization are increasingly more active in the creation of opportunities. FederUnacoma has fully moved into these activities naming them as priorities for work through specific projects aimed at fostering the promotion of machinery for agriculture

Year 2015 Number 7-8-9

July - August - September

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Tractors: falling markets, production slows down

The world market for tractors drop by 3.2% in 2014, with greater declines in Europe (-8%) and particularly in France (-22%). Consequently Italian exports slow down, and production drops by 2%. Also in the first five months of 2015 FederUnacoma records an overall drop in exports (-3.7%), and significant improvements are not expected during the year
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FederUnacoma: new representative bodies, and projects for foreign markets

The board members of the industry associations are elected at the Annual Meeting of the federation of agricultural machinery manufacturers. The new Chairman of the Association of operating machines, ASSOMAO, is also elected, in the person of Piersilvio Mayer. The Chairman of the federation, Massimo Goldoni, presents the agenda, which includes the important topics of foreign markets and EU regulations. The exhibition activities continue to grow
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Seventy years old, in an evening dress

FederUnacoma celebrated its anniversary in Milan with a guided tour of the EXPO, a conference, and a surprise evening during which the singer Grazia Di Michele performed exclusively for FederUnacoma members, with a recital of her hits. Among the participants at the event Oscar Farinetti the creator of Eataly
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Agrilevante. heading towards a record edition

Less than two months ahead of the opening, the international review of mechanization and technologies for Mediterranean agriculture is reporting gains over the previous edition for the area committed and exhibitors arriving. Also evident is the international calibration of the event, organized by FederUnacoma and the Levante Trade Fair Agency, with delegations of business people and political figures coming from a number of countries around Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and North and Sub-Saharan Africa
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Italian agro-food under the hallmark of cooperation

The issue of food and sustainable development was the centerpiece of a conference held in the setting of the Rimini Meeting. The compelling challenges as well as winning experiences in the sector of agriculture, the food industry and the mechanization of agriculture were illustrated during the meeting which brought together participants including the Minister for Agricultural and Forestry Policy Maurizio Martina and the president of the Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers, FederUnacoma

Year 2015 Number 5-6

May - June

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Agricultural machinery: markets slowing down in the first quarter 2015

With a sharp drop in sales between January and March 2015 (-14%), the first quarter marks a setback for the European tractor sector. All the key markets of the continent are down. Declines also in the United States, Korea and Canada, while Japan remains on the same levels as in 2104. Meanwhile Turkey continues in its growth
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Italian market still in a negative phase

There is no turnaround for the declining agricultural machinery market which, in the wake of a 4.4% decrease in sales in 2014, disclosed registration figures all down for tractors, transporters and trailers for January through May 2015. The ongoing trend was confirmed by data elaborated by FederUnacoma, the reference to a relatively small number of units
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Maharashtra, the EIMA Show success

The two days dedicated to farm machinery and equipment technical tests makes its début in the Indian state of Maharashtra and is well received by the public with about one thousand Indian professional operators attending. Eleven Italian companies were present
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