Sales of ride on compaction equipment enjoyed a second successive year of sharp growth in 2017, with sales rising 23 per cent to 4,765 units. This took the market to twice the size it was as recently as 2014
Sales of rough terrain lift trucks in France grew almost 9 per cent last year to take demand to 7,680 machines.
A total of 2,335 asphalt finishers were sold in China last year, a 24 per cent increase on sales levels in 2016. The market is dominated by crawler machines, which made up 93 per cent of the market last year.
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