Sales of Russian agricultural machinery in January-March increased by 53%, to 32.5 billion rubles. The dynamics of production was recorded at the same level, Rosspetsmash calculated. They talk about the impact on the market of "stable acceptable" prices for agricultural products, which allowed farmers to increase the pace of park renewal. The association also notes the positive impact of state support for demand (we are talking about discounts on equipment under the "1432 program"), which "is often the only opportunity for small and medium-sized agricultural businesses to update the means of production."
The production of Russian agricultural machinery has been growing since 2013, and in 2020 machine-building plants of the Russian Federation increased its output by 29.6%. Machine builders plan to keep production in 2021 at a level not lower than the previous one. The factors that can slow down the growth rates in the industry, Rosspetsmash called "an unprecedented rise in metal prices, constantly growing electricity tariffs, as well as an increase in prices for fuels and lubricants.
Daniil Nametkin, the head of the Center for Investment Analysis and Macroeconomic Research of the CSR, notes that the Russian Federation maintains aggressive plans to increase agricultural exports, including actively building grain transshipment terminals, so the issue of further increasing yields remains relevant. This requires the modernization of the fleet, while the fleet will soon begin to be abandoned, which was massively updated in the early 2010s, he concludes: the service life of an actively operating combine is five to seven years.