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Tractors: the global market is slowing down, yet the trend remains positive

In 2023, growth in the agri-mechanical market slowed, with double-digit declines in some countries. Geopolitical tensions, inflation and rising interest rates are the factors that have affected the sector
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Agricultural machinery, the economy and geopolitics are holding back the market

Tractor sales fell over the past twelve months to 17,613 units (-12.9%). It is mainly the medium power ranges that are losing ground. Minus signs also for telescopic handlers (-3.4%) and trailers (-8.1%). Against this trend were combine harvesters (+10.2%) and tractors with loading platforms (+15.9%). The downturn is due to economic and geopolitical factors. FederUnacoma: demand for tractors is worth over 70,000 units, but is largely met by obsolete second-hand vehicles
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Agrievolution: trends in the main markets

During a press conference held in Hanover on 14 November, Agrievolution presented an analysis of the performance of the main markets. 2023, according to analysts, could close with a slowdown in sales
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Agricultural machinery, the novelties of EU Regulation

The new legislation, which amends the 2006 “Machinery Directive”, came into force last June, at the end of a complex negotiation process started in 2021. For agricultural machinery manufacturers, the regulation will apply from 20 January 2027
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Components, lights and shadows of 2023

The sector, which has a countercyclical vocation, has been growing for five years but could slow down in 2023. For the last months of the year manufacturers expect a drop in orders and revenues, due to tensions in the commodity market and the monetary tightening. The weight of the geopolitical variable
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Components, the market rewards customization

Although machines are rolling off the assembly line with an increasing number of accessories, the demand for aftermarket components appears to be unaffected by downturns. People are buying a wide range of items, from floor mats to wireless and battery-powered LED lights. However, in recent years, digital technologies have dominated the market, following the trend of Agriculture 4.0
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International market: a complex scenario

Tractor sales figures for August and September show different trends from country to country. While the United States shows a decline compared to last year, India is still growing, while Europe as a whole shows a downward trend that could become more pronounced in the last months of the year. Economic uncertainty and geopolitical tensions still linked to inflation and the war in Ukraine, is aggravated by the new conflict that erupted in the Middle East
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India heads toward the "one million" quota

With 912,000 tractors sold in 2022 and 680,000 in the first nine months of this year, the Indian Subcontinent remains the world's leading market. Investment in mechanization is necessary, given a gross agricultural area of 200 million hectares and a growing population. The objectives of the agricultural policy are to provide food security as well as to diversify production to improve the food style and profitability of agriculture
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FAO's commitment to global and sustainable agro-mechanics activities

A document with 15 key actions to be implemented as soon as possible marked the conclusion of the First Global Conference on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanisation, promoted by FAO and held at the end of September in Rome. Qu Dongyu, the body's director-general, said: "We need science-based solutions and innovations, and we need concrete actions"
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Italian Market: a downward trend in the expectation of funds

In the first nine months of the year, tractor registrations show a decline greater than the European average (-4,5%). The market's performance is affected by rising prices, interest rates, and the slowdown of the purchase incentives system. Mariateresa Maschio, president of the manufacturers' association, hopes for a faster implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) and the quick activation of the Innovation Fund launched by the government
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Agriculture in North Africa, technologies and cooperation

A conference dedicated to the countries of the northern belt of the African continent, which have significant growth potential in the primary sector but need new-generation machinery and systems, was held as part of Agrilevante. Collaboration with the Italian agro-mechanical industry and with bodies dealing with technical assistance and vocational training is very promising
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NRRP and innovation: the "worksite" of new funds

With two different decrees signed in August by the MASAF, the first using NRRP resources and the second the Innovation Fund, the modernisation of the machinery fleet of SMEs operating in the agricultural and forestry sector is being promoted. FederUnacoma: two important measures with an ongoing process
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Agricultural machinery, lights and shadows in the European market

The first half of the year, albeit with significant national differences, shows substantial stability in the European tractor market, confirming the high sales volumes seen in the same period last year. In the second half of the year, a drop in demand is expected due to falling farm incomes and reduced 4.0 incentives
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Agricultural machinery: turnover of Italian industries on the rise

Demand for tractors, operating machinery, equipment and components remains at good levels, but turnover is growing beyond all expectations due to the sharp rise in prices. The value of Italian exports increases by 16.7% and pushes national production to 15.5 billion euro
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The Italian market holds in the first half of the year, declines expected in the second half

Sales figures show a drop for tractors and growth for other types, but registrations partly refer to vehicles booked in 2022. The 4.0 incentives, which have greatly boosted purchases in recent years, are running out
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Mariateresa Maschio president of FederUnacoma

The CEO of Mascar, Mariateresa Maschio, is the Federation's first female president. Elected last 3 July, she takes over from Alessandro Malavolti, who has led the association for the past six years. The senior positions of the associations that are part of FederUnacoma were also renewed
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FederUnacoma, an international vision

The report on activities, which are increasingly oriented towards foreign countries, was presented at the General Assembly. Promotional missions and collective exhibitions in America, Africa and Asia, and a growing commitment to incoming foreign businesspeople at Italian exhibitions. Economic studies and dissemination activities for emerging markets and technical dossiers aimed at EU regulations were part of the federations's work in 2022 and are already planned for the current year
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Agricultural mechanisation, global market variables

On 3 July, as part of the FederUnacoma Generale Assembly, a conference was held on 'Beyond the economic situation: planning activities, planning investments'. At the centre of the speeches were the challenges posed to agro-mechanical companies by the new economic-productive structures created by the pandemic and the war in Ukraine
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The agriculture to come: FAO trends for the 2023-2032 decade

Global agricultural production is estimated to grow by 1.1% over the next years. According to FAO and OECD, this increase will not compensate for the growth in demand (+1.3% by 2032). Productivity, innovation and decarbonisation the key factors for ensuring food security
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Agricultural machinery, the Indian market sets new records

In the first five months of the year, the Indian tractor market is on the way to setting new sales records, while the USA is showing a moderate decline compared to last year, but still high volumes. Two-speed trend for Europe: Germany and the United Kingdom are growing, Spain and Italy are slowing down. France is stable
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Agro-mechanics, a Made in Italy excellence

The fifth annual edition of the FederUnacoma Think Tank was held in Torgiano (Perugia). The meeting focused on the confrontation between the agricultural mechanics sector and other traditional Made in Italy areas, such as high-end automotive, fashion, and the agri-food industry. The standing of Italian agricultural technologies is excellent, nevertheless, new promotion strategies are needed to strengthen the presence of our products in foreign markets and to counter emerging competition
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Russia sanctions, bans also on "dual use" products

A new crackdown on trade between the EU and the Russian Federation. The additional measures provided for in EU Council Regulation 2023/427 specifically concern "dual use" products, namely products that can be used for both civilian and military purposes. Restrictions also apply to motor vehicles
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European agricultural tyre market falls

European tire market down 22% in 2022. In the sales ranking Italy confirms its third position. India and Japan increasingly global players
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ACRE, agricultural robots in competition

The second edition of the event reserved for highly automated mechanical vehicles takes place at the end of May. Organised by the AIRLab of the Politecnico and the Department of Agricultural Sciences of Milan, in partnership with FederUnacoma and open to the public, the event includes a competition of skill among robot models, and an exhibition of the most innovative technologies
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Tractors, India grows. Technical decline for other countries

In a 2022 characterised by the raw material crisis and the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine, all major world markets are reporting a drop in tractor sales. The drop is caused by cyclical factors, against a demand that continues to be lively. India bucked the trend, touching new records
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Market: Made in Italy export do well

Italian exports continue to grow in 2022, recording a percentage increase of 15 points between January and November compared to the same period in 2021. United States, France and Germany remain the main importers of Italian agricultural machinery
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Agricultural machinery: the 2022 closing balance confirms the sector's resilience

Sales fell for all major types of agricultural machinery. The market downturn, which may be considered partly normal after the boom in 2021, is also due to the well-known supply problems and high raw material prices. Demand for machinery, however, remains high, thanks to government incentives. Allocations for agricultural machinery under the NRRP are in the pipeline
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Sabatini Law, refinanced and green

Italian Budget Law 2023 has refinanced with an additional EUR 150 million the Nuova Sabatini, the measure that for years has supported SMEs' investments for the purchase and rental of machinery, technical instruments, and digital technologies that can foster business...
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Agrilevante 2023, the organisational machine is up and running

Registration opened for exhibiting industries that will take part in the event in Bari from 5 to 8 October. Great expectations for an exhibition dedicated to technologies for agricultural supply chains typical of the Mediterranean area, and which aims to repeat the levels of public attendance and international prestige achieved in 2019, before the suspension due to the health emergency
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A "digital passport" for EU industrial products

The European Commission, has published a first package of legislative proposals representing an actual "environmental revolution" aimed at making products more sustainable, reducing their environmental impact, and making it easier for consumers to buy and repair them. Last but not least, the introduction of a new tool for collecting product information: a digital passport
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Agricultural machinery: high demand on the world market

Agricultural equipment sales have maintained good levels over the past two and a half years, characterised by the economic crises following the Covid pandemic and the war between Russia and Ukraine. In the nine months from January to September 2022, the market remained at higher volumes than before the 2020 pandemic, although between the end of this year and the first part of 2023 the sector is set to be affected by inflation
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New registrations, market resilience in Italy

Figures processed by FederUnacoma on the basis of Ministry of Transport registrations show a total of 17,256 tractors in October, down 15.3% on 2021 but with a sales volume still above pre-Covid levels. Good sales levels also for combine harvesters and telehandlers
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Italian industry: growing turnover despite the economic situation

FederUnacoma's forecasts for the end of the year indicate a drop in the quantity produced (-6%), but an increase in the value of production (14.2 billion euros, amounting to +3.7% over 2021). The resilience of the domestic market and above all the good performance of exports (+10.4% in July) support the sector, which is nevertheless suffering from the crisis in production costs and the lower agriculturals incomes
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Tractors: Markets hold up, but the economic situation is worrying

Tractor sales fall in the first six months of the year on all major world markets but nevertheless, confirm high volumes. Demand for mechanical equipment driven by the transition to Agriculture 4.0 and sustainable practices. The uncertainty of the geopolitical scenario
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Agricultural machinery, good performance fot the Italian market

The economic downturn is reflected in the market for agricultural machinery, which is declining for all types, yet sales volumes are still good. In the nine months from January to September, 15,800 tractors were sold, a lower number than the 18,500 of the same period in 2021, but still higher than the average of the last four years. Manufacturer President Alessandro Malavolti points out the difficulties of the current economic situation and hopes for a relaunch of the incentive system
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Environment, work and income: the EU agenda

The new Italian government faces difficult challenges in agricultural policy. In the current phase, the primary sector is being asked to be more productive, but at the same time to comply more and more strictly with sustainability standards and Green Deal commitments. This puts at risk the economic resilience of a production fabric largely composed of small enterprises
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Women in agriculture, gender gap still to close

Focus Istat on women employed in agriculture in the Italian primary sector (7th census data). They make up 30% of the total workforce with 31% running farms, for a gender gap that is smaller than in other sectors but still high. Little inclination to use new generation technologies
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Production up, but the cost variable weighs heavily

The value of Italian production of machinery for agriculture, green care and related components will grow to EUR 13.7 billion in 2021. The made-in-Italy production is driven largely by foreign demand, which leads to a growth in our exports of 20.5% in 2021, and 9.7% in the first quarter of this year. Soaring production costs, however, risk slowing down current production rates and also affecting the list prices of machinery on the market
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First half-year down, confirmed sales volumes

Between January and June, the italian agricultural machinery market recorded a downturn for all the main types of machinery, but confirmed sales volumes above the average of the last four years. FederUnacoma: lively demand, decline due to problems in the supply chain. Variables relating to raw materials and the geopolitical scenario are weighing on the rest of the year
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Conflict in Ukraine: the new order of agriculture

A debate on the effects that the military crisis is having on the geography of agricultural production and the machinery market was held in Bologna as part of the FederUnacoma Annual General Meeting. With a message from the Minister of Agriculture Stefano Patuanelli, a debate was opened with the participation of Carlo Cottarelli, Dario Fabbri, Paolo De Castro and the president of the agricultural machinery manufacturers Alessandro Malavolti
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Istat Census, a snapshot of Italian agriculture

The Italian Office for National Statistics has released the initial data from the agricultural census of the country, which shows a decrease in the number of active farms which are, however, larger. The total number of farmers is decreasing, with many farm managers still over 75 years of age and greater recourse to non-family labour. The focus on innovation is growing, especially in the agro-mechanical field
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Tractors, European market down at the start of the year

After a strongly profitable 2021, the first quarter of the new year saw a slight contraction for the European tractor market, which lost 5.3%. Nevertheless, demand for agricultural machinery continues to remain at high levels. War in Ukraine, rising raw material prices, and logistics problems are the main unknowns for the coming months
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Crisis in Ukraine, agricultural machinery must 'work as a system'

The fourth edition of the FederUnacoma Think Tank dedicated to the geopolitical emergency and the commodity situation took place on 31 March in Bologna. The commodity crisis could last for years, so it is necessary for agro-mechanical companies to develop long-term strategies, while being reactive to sudden situational changes. Proposals were made by thematic study groups
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Trade with Russia: ongoing restrictions

EU measures launched following Russia's aggression against Ukraine do not only concern the direct export of products, including machinery, but also the shipment to countries that do not adhere to sanctions and can therefore triangulate goods towards the Russian Federation. The insertion of clauses in contracts to ensure that goods are not subject to restrictions is of particular importance
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Dealers, Climmar's new structure and programs

Numerous changes for Climmar, the confederation representing international dealers in machinery and equipment for primary activity and green care, which is seeing its senior management, articles of association, and headquarters renewed, with a series of new activities making their debut
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Market growth but with productions risks

During 2022, the Italian agricultural machinery market should maintain good levels, also due to the presence of incentives and financing. On the industrial front, however, the cost of raw materials and energy is likely to curb production and substantially increase machinery prices
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Agricultural machineries, Italian export goes up

Global growth in the agricultural machinery market is also driving Italian exports, which are up 20.8% in the tractor segment and 19.8% in the operating machinery and equipment segment. 2022 has many unknowns, mainly related to the consequences of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine
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4.0 Credit, new terms

The "Milleproroghe" decree shifts from June to December the deadlines for the delivery of mechanical equipment with digital systems, and maintains the same relief percentages in force in 2021 for the current year. The postponement of the deadlines makes it possible to respect the delivery times of the vehicles, overcoming the difficulties that agro-mechanical industries may have in supplying energy and raw materials
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Digital agriculture, the italian boom

Public incentive tools are contributing to the growth of agriculture 4.0 in Italy. Between 2020 and 2021 the turnover of the digital market tripled, rewarding in particular expenditure on machines and equipment connected natively. As investments in 'smart' systems have grown, so has their spread: today 6% of the agricultural surface area is cultivated with smart technologies
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EIMA 2022, a global experience

The 45th edition of the international exhibition of agricultural machinery was presented in Verona. Very positive feedback in terms of bookings and demand for exhibition areas. Very intense promotional activity abroad and numerous innovations, from informative areas for the Digital sector to field tests of gardening machines. Innovation always in the foreground, with a pre-EIMA day entirely dedicated to the presentation and award ceremony of the Technical Innovation Contest
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Components, a growing market

Estimates from the Italian manufacturers' association indicate turnover increases of more than 20% for 70% of manufacturers in 2021. Positive indicators also for the first half of 2022, and good future prospects due to electronic technologies, which are becoming increasingly important in the sector and are pushing agricultural mechanics towards the digital transition
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Agricultural machinery, global market recovers

Data provided by the manufacturers' associations indicate sales increases in all the main areas of the world. Tractors grew in Europe by an average of 16.6%, with peaks in Italy (+36%) and Poland (+43%). The market is still dynamic in the current year, but with the uncertainties linked to the strong increase in the costs of raw materials and fuels
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The agricultural machinery market and its "variables"

EIMA 2021 was the setting for the Club of Bologna session dedicated to the analysis of the factors that can influence the global agricultural machinery market. The elements that were analysed included the emergence of the Coronavirus, the impact of mechanisation on employment in agriculture in the various areas of the world, and the trend of strategic segments such as components
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Agricultural machinery: growing market in 2021

At the end of the year, registration figures show very significant increases for tractors (+36%) and other types of vehicles. The effects of incentives for 4.0 machinery, which will remain in force in the new year, are positive. Further support may come from EU funds, through the Rural Development Plans (RDP) and the Next Generation EU (Recovery Plan)
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Trade with the UK, the 'real' Brexit begins

From 1st January this year, the new customs procedures following Brexit come into effect. Instead of the previous legislation, which allowed those exporting to the UK to prepare the customs declaration within six months of crossing the border, the new provision requires EU companies to deliver the complete documentation already at the time of the introduction of the goods into UK territory
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Market at its peaks in the first half of 2021

Europe ended the first half of the year with 25% growth compared to the same period in 2020. All European countries are in the black. The raw material crisis is weighing on the market, but demand remains high
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The Commun Agricultural Policy's New Mission

The new document that will guide the sector for the period 2023-2027 has been definitively approved. Measures for income support and interventions for environmental and social sustainability are the key features of the strategic document and enhance the European agricultural model
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Tractors: global sales boom

Tractor sales figures indicate record increases in all major countries. The general economic recovery encourages investments," says FederUnacoma President Alessandro Malavolti, "but what is crucial is the good performance of agricultural production and, above all, the growth prospects of the primary sector, which within the next nine years is going to grow by 18% for plant production and 13% for livestock products
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Raw materials, an unknown for the agri-mechanical industry

The strong growth in production risks being held back by shortages of raw materials, as well as rising logistics costs. Due to the Chinese supply blockade, the cost of ferrous materials and silicon for the electronics industry has risen beyond all expectations. Current stocks can cover orders until the middle of next year, but uncertainties and concerns remain for the rest of the year
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Agricultural machinery: record growth for the Italian market

In the first nine months of the year, tractor registrations grew by 43.8%, and strong increases were recorded for all other types of machinery. The excellent performance of the domestic market combined with the growth of exports - says Alessandro Malavolti, president of the manufacturers - will lead to an overall turnover of the Italian industry of no less than 14 billion Euros by the end of the year
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Made in Italy, export boom in the first half of 2021

Italian exports - outline Manlio Di Stefano, Undersecretary of State at Ministry of Foreign Affairs - returned to growth in the first six months of the year. At the base of this surge, which has involved also the agro-mechanical sector is not only the ability of Italian companies to propose highly innovative solutions but also the new strategy for promoting Italian products, with a stronger role for the Farnesina. Asean and Asia are the most interesting markets for our companies
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Gardening equipment, clear growth in the market

The data on sales of machinery and equipment for gardening and landscaping aannounced at EIMA. Italian market at + 24.3% in nine months 2021, and exports for lawn mowers and chainsaws also up (+23% in July). Turnover 2021 of Italian industries expected at +15% for a value of almost one billion euros. The president of Comagarden, Renato Cifarelli, highlights the problem of raw materials, and the rising costs for Italian companies
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Highway Code, new rules for agricultural machinery

The new text of the Highway Code has been published in the Official Journal. It incorporates the requests of the Manufacturers' Federation and also allows amateur farmers to register agricultural machinery and professional operators to use convoys of up to 18.75 metres
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EIMA International, components in the spotlight

The Bologna exhibition opens an important window on the components industry, an increasingly dynamic and strategic sector in the field of mechanics for agriculture and landscaping. 657 manufacturers will be in Bologna, 178 of them foreign
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Agricultural machinery, market at top performance with the commodity uncertainty

Between January and August, sales grew in all the main markets. In Italy, tractor registrations were up 45% compared to 2020, driven by the digitalisation of the primary market. Raw material trends weigh on future trends
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European policies, a 'turning point' autumn

The new CAP will be put to the vote in November, with environmental and social sustainability as qualifying points. In the "Farm to Fork" perspective, Italy and Europe can become leaders of a highly qualitative agri-food system
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G20 Agriculture, focus on technology transfer

Making agriculture more sustainable and resilient to climate change, combining tradition and innovation; but also protecting natural resources, promoting inclusive growth and aggregation models to strengthen small farmers. These are the key points that emerged from the Italian-led G20 Agriculture...
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NRRP: agricultural machinery on the political agenda

The policy document drawn up by the manufacturers was presented at the FederUnacoma "Forum". Mechanization is fundamental for the Next Generation objectives, but more funds and greater chain coordination are needed. Alessandro Malavolti listed nine key points to relaunch the sector
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Agricultural equipment, market at record pace

Registration figures released by FederUnacoma show, for the first six months of the year, increases of 52% for tractors and significant growth for all other types of vehicles. A positive phase also on foreign markets, with strong increases in the United States, India and Turkey. World trade is expected to grow by 7.3% over the next four years
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Agricultural machinery: good production in the Covid year

The Italian agricultural machinery industry closed 2020 with a production value of 11.5 billion euros, slightly higher than the previous year (+0.4%). The favourable trend of the agricultural economy at the global level keeps production levels high for a mechanical engineering sector that derives 70% of its turnover from exports
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FederUnacoma, presidencies extended for two years

The General Meeting of FederUnacoma’s member industries approved, by a very large majority, an exception to the Articles of Association that extends by two years the mandates of the Federation's president and the presidents of the individual sector associations, which...
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Young farmers, facilities for farm expansions

ISMEA has launched an open-door measure aimed at providing incentives, with interest-free loans and non-repayable financing, for the takeover and expansion of youth-run businesses. Eligible expenditure also includes machinery
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Agricultural machinery: a "direction" for the National Recovery Plan

In the framework of its assembly, the Manufacturers' Federation organizes a Forum dedicated to the implementation of the National Recovery Plan. Experts and technicians are working to draw up a map of the mechanization needs. Mechanical and electronic technologies as a critical element for agriculture "transition". Mechanization as a structural element of any environmental and territorial policy
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Innovation, a challenge for farms

The Confederazione Nazionale dei Coltivatori Diretti carried out a survey among a significant sample of farms and stakeholders to analyse the sector's propensity for innovation. Positive elements emerged, although there is still a lack of knowledge of the available tools
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Access to foreign markets: AEO certification

The Authorized Economic Operator is a certification that attests to the reliability of the company operating in foreign markets. Quality requirements and compliance with Customs, legal and financial regulations facilitate procedures and give the company a competitive advantage over competitors who do not have the same certificate
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State incentives, financial and credit solutions to exit the emergency

The Covid-19 caused the biggest economic crisis the world has seen in the last 100 years. The global economy suffered a severe blow and in Italy in particular, small and medium-sized industrial enterprises
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Tractors, a "specialised" market

The share of tractors specifically designed for orchards and vineyards in the total number of registered tractors is growing, accounting for almost 40% of the market and recording a 63% increase in the first quarter of the year. The RIVE international exhibition in Pordenone - organised in partnership with FederUnacoma - is a point of reference for the most advanced technologies for the viticulture and winemaking industry
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Agricultural machinery: a changing market

In a 2020 marked by the health emergency, tractor sales grew in all the main markets. India saw a new historical record (more than 800,000 units sold), while in China, medium and high-powered tractors are at the top. The USA is growing, Europe is struggling
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Digital technologies for sustainable agriculture

Investing in technology and innovation is the only possible way to produce enough quality food while respecting the environment. This goal requires political commitment and a strong CAP. These are the conclusions of the annual Cema summit dedicated to the near future of the EU primary sector
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Agricultural machinery, market soars in the first quarter

Registrations of tractors and other types of machinery recorded significant increases in the January-March period, which not only made up for the deficit of the first quarter of 2020, but also pushed sales to record levels. Public support was decisive, with tax incentives for 4.0 and the Sabatini Law. Sales of higher-powered tractors soared
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Raw materials: Agricultural mechanics in emergency

Demand for agricultural technology is growing, but supplies of raw materials are scarce. Ferrous materials and plastics are hard to come by and showed record increases in March, to the detriment of agricultural machinery, which uses large quantities of these materials. In the manufacture of a tractor, the ferrous component accounts for 75% of the total
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EIMA: dates and programmes for 21-22

The organisation of the 44th EIMA, scheduled to take place at BolognaFiere from 19 to 23 November, proceeds with the definition of a timetable for the participation of companies. Meanwhile the dates have already been set for the 2022 edition, which will resume its traditional place in even-numbered years: 9/13 November
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Brexit, duty-free with new preferential origin

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) signed between the EU and the UK last December provides for the elimination of duties and customs quotas in trade between the two blocs. But this only applies to goods with 'preferential origin' in the EU or the UK
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Agricultural machinery: market recovering at the end of 2020

The sharp surge in sales in the last two months of the year made it possible to partially offset the collapse recorded between March and May due to the first pandemic wave and the lockdown. Final balance in the red, but with less negative percentages than the period
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RDP: how commitment of expenditure are proceeding

Data on the state of progress of expenditure related to the Rural Development Programmes show an adequate level of use as of last December 31. Except for Apulia, all the Regions have hit the target, avoiding the decommitment of funds allocated by the European Union
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"Rex Operator Portal": a new platform for exporters

The portal has been active since 25 January, enabling the self-certification of the preferential origin of goods. The site makes it possible to issue a “proof of origin” to be affixed to the commercial or transport documents accompanying the goods. This procedure, which follows Brexit, will significantly streamline customs procedures between Great Britain and the European Union
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Young farmers, getting smarter

Keen on innovation, competent and linked: this is the profile of young Italian agricultural entrepreneurs outlined by a survey conducted by Edagricole and Nomisma in collaboration with Bayer, presented online on 4 February during the event "Towards a younger and...
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Implements from A to Z

First edition for the Assomao Directory, the association of implements manufacturers set up in 2012 as part of the product category structure of the Italian Federation of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers (FederUnacoma). There are over 150 associated companies that express an...
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SCIP database, still little known

On January 5, 2021, the requirement to notify the SCIP database of items containing hazardous substances that have been placed on the market came into force. There is still little knowledge about how the database works. The manufacturers of agricultural and gardening equipment are experiencing difficulties obtaining information on hazardous substances in the supply chain. For this reason, FederUnacoma has promoted a series of initiatives to help deal with and understand these new obligations
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Agricultural machinery: new unknowns in a recovering market

Sales figures in the US, India, Germany and other countries indicate a sharp recovery after the crisis of last spring, but the new health emergency risks halting the sector. Registrations are recovering also in Italy, but production risks having a setback if the logistical and transport difficulties were to slow down exports
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Components, a key sector for agricultural mechanization

Despite having the characteristics of an anti-cyclical sector, the Italian components sector was also affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Comacomp estimates, in 2020, production's value should fall by 4.6% in 2019. The losses are mainly concentrated in the first half of the year, while signs of recovery can be seen in the third quarter
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Digital agriculture funded by Mipaaf

The public project Agridigit (2021) for Italian agriculture's technological innovation is about to be concluded. Agrodigit is divided into six sub-projects from Agrofiliere to Viticoltura that pursue specific objectives
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Agricultural machinery, market recovery expected

Compared to other production sectors the primary sector is the one that has shown greater resilience. Global production of grains and milk increased, as did the prices of the main agricultural commodities. Agriculture and mechanization are strategic in sustaining the population, but the pandemic has held back the agricultural machinery market, where a recovery is expected in the coming months
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Italian market: growth in September

Positive balance for the month in all the main machine categories. Double-digit increases for tractors, which posted a generous +20.7%. Despite the recovery in September, the balance of the first nine months of the year is still in deficit, given the heavy losses caused by the lockdown last spring. A further recovery in sales volumes is possible at the end of the year
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SACE and FederUnacoma: agreement for the support of the export

The agreement in support of the export and development of SMEs in the sector has been renewed. The agreement provides for the organization of webinars on internationalization, participation in B2B meetings, and the presence of SACE at industry exhibitions organized by FederUnacoma
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Italian agricultural machinery: "useful and ingenious"

The institutional advert entitled "Agricultural machines, useful and ingenious", narrated by Luca Ward, was broadcast on the national networks Rai, Mediaset, La7 and Sky. Created by FederUnacoma, the Italian association of agricultural machinery manufacturers, the advert tells the general public about the strategic role of agricultural machinery. This is one of the Italian excellences, with a turnover of over 11 billion and about 100,000 employees
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FederUnacoma, new directors elected

The board members of the five industry associations that make up FederUnacoma, the Federation of agricultural machinery manufacturers, have been renewed. The members of the General Board have also been elected. Appointed on alternate years from the chairman and deputy chairman, the directors will remain in office for two years, renewable with a mandate that may be renewed
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Support for innovative Start-ups

Invitalia’s Smart&Start Program, promoted by Mise, has implemented new support for innovation in the field of the digital economy, artificial intelligence, the blockchain, and the Internet of Things

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