Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment declined 14.9 percent for first quarter 2015 compared to first quarter 2014, with a total $3.65 billion shipped to global markets.

All world regions experienced declines, and all in the double digits except Europe and Canada, with Africa the hardest hit, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), citing U.S. Department of Commerce data it uses in global market reports for members.

Exports by World Region

First quarter 2015 U.S. construction equipment exports by major world regions compared to first quarter 2014:

Economic Resources Available

AEM’s Construction Equipment Global Markets Export report and select other reports are available to the public through the AEM store (www.safetymaterials.org).   

AEM members may access the global markets export report on the AEM website (www.aem.org) in Market Intelligence section.

Custom detailing exports by 10 Digit HS code to various countries worldwide, as well as an overview of export market opportunities by product, are available to members on request. For more information, contact AEM’s Benjamin Duyck, director of market intelligence (www.aem.org   AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 900 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.

  • South America declined 26 percent, for a total $482.5 million
  • Europe dropped 6.6 percent, for a total $433.1 million
  • Australia/Oceania fell 23 percent to $179 million
  • Mexico - $310.3 million, down 16.1 percent
  • Brazil - $134 million, down 16.2 percent
  • South Africa - $116.4 million, down 51.8 percent
  • Belgium - $73.1 million, down 25.4 percent
  • South Korea - $64.9 million, down 10.9 percent