The Russian market of road-building and special equipment in January-March grew by 26.4%, to almost 3.7 thousand vehicles, according to the Association of European Businesses (they take into account the data of importers and represent about 80% of the segment). This is better than last year, when the market grew by 8% in the first three months. Only sales in the road segment showed a negative trend: sales of tracked asphalt pavers (41 units) decreased by 24.1%, pneumatic rollers - by 50%, up to 3 units, two-drum vibratory rollers - by 40%, to 27 units. At the same time, sales of such single-roll machines are in positive territory immediately by 61% (66 units). Sales of self-propelled graders increased slightly less actively - by 52.9%, to 136 vehicles, by 50%, to 51 units, - rigid dump trucks, by 48.6%, to 55 units, - articulated dump trucks. Among excavators, the segment of wheeled vehicles grew most actively (by 38.2%, to 181 units), a little slower - caterpillar (by 27.1%, to almost 1.2 thousand units) and backhoe loaders (by 29.8% , up to 1 thousand pieces). Sales of tracked tractors increased by 18.4% (290 units), wheel loaders - by 24.4%, up to 280 units, skid steer loaders - by 19%, up to 332 units. In 2020, the special equipment market grew by 0.3 %, up to 13.8 thousand cars. This is significantly slower than in 2019, when sales of special equipment increased by 12%. But even then, the market volume did not reach the pre-crisis indicators of 2012-2013. The further situation on the market, according to the Association of European Businesses, will depend on the decision on waste collection: in case of a sharp increase, sales will go down.
The Russian market of road construction and special equipment in January-March grew by 26.4%
Sustainable growth after rather modest dynamics of last year was facilitated by both market factors in the form of deferred demand and the excitement against the backdrop of plans announced by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation to significantly increase the collection for such equipment.