Used Construction Equipment European Sales & Demand in the First Half of 2018
Mascus.com is a global listing web site featuring more than 400,000 used heavy machinery and industrial vehicles for sale from 6,000 professional sellers (traders, dealers and OEMs). Additionally, Mascus builds custom mobile apps, web shops, marketing tools and various software solutions for OEMs and heavy machinery dealers.
This report aims at revealing the trends in the used construction equipment market in Europe during the first half of 2018, through a deep analysis of the demand and offer of construction machinery present on Mascus. Our conclusions are based on an average of more than 127,000 monthly used construction equipment listed for sale during this period.
Used construction equipment for sale in Europe in the first half of 2018
During the first half of 2018, a total of 107,229 used construction equipment listings located in Europe were removed from Mascus by sellers and 120,594 were added and listed for sale. We are noticing that there is a preference and higher demand for some categories of equipment compared to others. Excavators and wheel loaders are raising the highest interest, while the most popular brands remain Caterpillar, Volvo Construction Equipmentand JCB.
The below graphic shows monthly numbers for added and removed construction equipment listings on Mascus.com. It only refers to machines located in Europe.
Construction machine listings in Europe
|Total Listings on Mascus||New Listings monthly||Sold (Listings removed)|
Best sold types & brands of equipment
Our listing service does not register final transactions between buyers and sellers, so for reporting purposes we consider a machine SOLD when it is removed as listing from Mascus by its seller.
Below you can see how many equipment items were removed between January and June 2018 for the top 10 most popular equipment types by brand.
|Crawler excavators||Mini excavators||Telescopic handlers||Wheel loaders|
|Backhoe loaders||Wheel excavators||Scissor lifts||Articulated boom lifts|
What type of used construction equipment are global buyers looking for in Europe?
Irrespective of where the equipment or the potential buyer is located, international sales are encouraged through Mascus. During the first half of 2018 the top 10 most requested types of used construction equipment located in Europe and by buyers were:
|1. Crawler excavators||6. Telescopic handlers|
|2. Wheel loaders||7. All terrain cranes|
|3. Mini excavators < 7T||8. Dozers|
|4. Wheeled excavators||9. Articulated dump trucks|
|5. Backhoe loaders||10. Midi excavators 7T – 12T|
Which brands of used construction equipment are global buyers looking for in Europe?
Caterpillar remains the most popular brand followed by Volvo Construction Equipment and JCB. You can see below the top 10 ranking.
|1. Caterpillar||6. Hitachi|
|2. Volvo CE||7. Manitou|
|3. JCB||8. Doosan|
|4. Liebherr||9. Kubota|
|5. Komatsu||10. Atlas Copco|
Our data can provide us with valuable information in regards to the location of the highest demand for used equipment in Europe. Although as expected, the demand comes mostly from West European countries, Finland and Sweden are also a good demand pool in the North, while Poland comes in on third place. Interestingly, buyers from United States are a rather significant faction of the demand for construction equipment located in Europe.
See below top 10 countries with the highest demand for equipment located in Europe.
|1. United Kingdom||6. Sweden|
|2. Germany||7. Netherlands|
|3. Poland||8. France|
|4. Spain||9. Italy|
|5. United States||10. Finland|
Source: Mascus International B.V. www.mascus.com
Authors: Ana Maria JURCA (Communication Specialist at Mascus) & Gauthier DOMINICY (Chief Marketing Officer at Mascus)