Construction Equipment Consumption Down 15% in May

In May, consumption of new construction equipment decreased by 14.57% compared to May 2014, continuing a two month downward trend after 15 consecutive months of growth. Year-to-date sales are up 10.7% year-over-year compared to 2014.

Equipment consumption is now 61% of the peak May volume set in 2006 with equipment sales continuing to trend above the March 10-year average.

To view more national construction equipment sales trends, including Top Buyers and Top Lenders for May, visit EDA’s IndustryInsight page at

The data represented here is sourced from EDA‘s market-driven insight. EDA mines transactional equipment records nationwide to delivers details on actual buyers and their purchased equipment. They provide business solutions to:

  • Guide market decisions
  • Identify qualified buyer prospects
  • Increase equipment sales, financing, product development, marketing and service opportunities
  • Monitor past sales to improve future coverage.


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