Sales of UK construction equipment ‘bounce back’

NEW data has revealed that sales of construction equipment ‘bounced back’ in June after falling below 2022 levels in May.

Figures released by the construction equipment statistics exchange, which is run by Systematics International in partnership with the Construction Equipment Association (CEA), showed that sales in June were over 8% above the levels in the same month last year.

This included ‘very strong’ sales of mini/midi excavators, the most popular product in the UK. As a result, sales in Q2 ended up at 3% above the second quarter last year.

Sales in the first half of the year have reached 19,600 units – some 7% ahead of the first half of 2022. While a ‘modest downturn’ in sales is anticipated in the second half of the year, this will be from ‘record’ highs achieved in the first half of the year.

Road rollers are showing significant growth at 37% above last year’s levels.

Regionally, the strongest sales so far this year are still in Scotland and the south east of England, where sales remain around 30% ahead of last year’s levels.