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Year 2018

06.11.2018
EIMA: the guiding themes of the 2018 edition
The great agricultural machinery event offers news on the exhibition front, with the launch of two new thematic Exhibitions, as well as being characterized by some issues of social interest, in particular occupational safety and employment opportunities for young people. Despite being an event aimed at the professional world, EIMA has its own presence on the internet and social media and a schedule of "off-venue" events with a cultural and recreational character.
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06.11.2018
EIMA International, Bologna, capital of agricultural machinery
The data on registrations in the first ten months indicate a decrease for tractors, for tractors with loading platforms and for combine harvesters. Tractor sales - now at 15,920 (-6%) - should reach a total of around 19 thousand units at the end of December, in line with the average of the last few years. Instead, the sales of used machines are growing, much more significant in numerical terms compared to new ones.
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06.11.2018
Italian market: drop in registrations, the used market is growing
The data on registrations in the first ten months indicate a decrease for tractors, for tractors with loading platforms and for combine harvesters. Tractor sales - now at 15,920 (-6%) - should reach a total of around 19 thousand units at the end of December, in line with the average of the last few years. Instead, the sales of used machines are growing, much more significant in numerical terms compared to new ones.
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06.11.2018
Produzione italiana: in calo le trattrici, stabile il fatturato complessivo
Demand in France and elsewhere in Europe are weighing on Made in Italy tractor exports expected to decline to a total of 11.9% by the end of the year. As a consequence, also national production is dropping. Turnover is stable in the gardening sector and components are showing sound 19% growth to offset the tread for tractors, other machinery and implements to lead to an outlook of production valued at € 11 billion by the close of the year, in line with the 2017 levels.
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06.11.2018
Tractor markets: uneven global scenario
Data on the sales of tractors covering the first nine months of the year pursued a positive trend in the United States and India and showed substantial downturns China and Europe. The decline in cereal grains and commodity prices of agricultural food crops weighed in on agricultural enterprises incomes while policy factors, especially custom duties, put the breaks on trade and thus on all the economies across the sector.
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02.11.2018
EIMA International: a heavy agenda for Unacma
The Mech@griJOBS workshop is targeted on schools and the productivity realities of agricultural mechanization and the National Association of Agricultural Machinery Dealers is prepared to present an event within the wealth of appointments on the schedule. Leading off are courses for the delivery of drivers learner licenses and correct maintenance of machinery with Live Mechanics Shop plus thorough studies of policy issues in seven circular meetings, conferences, presentations for the media and a meeting of experienced workers in the sector.
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06.11.2018
Global exposition of machinery: a guide for the issues
The 2018 edition of EIMA International has planned a heavy schedule of conferences and meetings trained on technologies, the economy and current policies in the primary sector. The safety of mechanical means, digitalization of agriculture, management of water resources and young farmers are the principal issues to be taken up during the exposition coming up as a great promotion and commercial event also featuring time for information and cultural considerations.
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06.11.2018
EIMA M.i.A. Salone, the EIMA International multifunctional area
This exhibition area is dedicated to work on defending the land, conservation of the environment and qualifications for the production of food crops to present a unique sector in the Bologna exposition. Also planned are theme courses and entertainment initiatives.
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16.10.2018
EIMA International 2018, a new landscape in the Bologna Trade Fair
The 43rd edition of the agricultural mechanization will feature the launch of Pavilions 28-29 and 30 and the format for decor will make it easier to recognize the theme salons. Strong video panels in the exposition grounds will signal orientation for the visitors expected to arrive from 150 countries.
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12.10.2018
EIMA 2018, A truly global event
Visitors from 150 countries are expected to arrive for the agricultural mechanization exposition along with official delegations from 70 countries through the organization of FederUnacoma and ICE, the Italian Trade Agency. Some 400 business people in the delegations will take part in business-to-business meeting with the exhibiting industries set up according to the merchandise categories of interest, with a special focus on Sub Saharan Africa, Asia and the United States.
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13.10.2018
EIMA new products competition: technology booming
On show in Bologna will be brand new machinery and devices selected and named for awards by a jury of experts. The technologies entered in the competition reach across all compartments, from tractors to implements and components. This year, the the exhibition of prize winning technologies will be shown with a new format to include information on increasing reality, which means a telephone system allowing access to the additional contents for descriptions of each single model on display of the way they work in operational settings.
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31.08.2018
EIMA International: the contract is with Bologna
The manufacturers Federation organizing the great exposition of agricultural mechanization has entered into contract agreements with BolognaFiere which have been confirmed and are binding. Talk of a prospect of moving EIMA to the Milan trade fair quarters has not been endorsed by the Federation which holds the trademark of the event and any possible agreement between Bologna and Milan can have no automatic effect on the future of the exposition
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24.07.2018
The Eima International green area


20.07.2018
EIMA International, a digital agriculture showcase
Among the new features slated for the 2018 edition of the agricultural mechanics exposition in Bologna running from November 7 to 11 is a Digital area dedicated to electronic technologies and IT for the management and control of machinery. Thirty-five specialized industries will exhibit their wares in this section with a range of products from GPS systems on to ISOBUS devices as well as drone flights and software for elaborating data transmitted by satellites and sensors.
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17.07.2018
EIMA Show, a strategic presidium for agriculture 4.0
The event in Umbria was a show dedicated to machinery and digital agriculture systems which brought in the participation of 6,000 farmers and technicians in the sector. For the near future the goal of the organizers' committee is to extend the EIMA Show beyond the regional borders to become an event with national attraction in light of the growing importance of precision agriculture and the IT control systems arriving in the coming years.
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07.07.2018
EIMA Show, a trip through agriculture
The 2018 edition of the EIMA Show is providing a full schedule of field trials and information sessions for the agricultural machinery and technologies event set for next July 13 to 15 on the Casalina di Deruta farm in the Perugia Province. Demonstrations of the work performed by draught animals will be especially impressive as well be the simulation of drone flights visitors will be able to view with the assistance of specialized instructors.
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26.06.2018
FederUnacoma Assembly: a "Political Agenda" for Agricultural Mechanization
The revival of agricultural mechanization depends on the ability of companies in the primary sector to make investments, therefore on their profitability. Economic output of agriculture – this is one of the central themes debated during the General Assembly of FederUnacoma – can be improved with innovative technologies, sustainable cultivation systems and principles of circular economy capable of guaranteeing production with a higher added value. During the Assembly new elections were also held to appoint new officers.
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26.06.2018
Tractor market: global sales on the increase
Agrievolution data made public at the FederUnacoma general assembly signal tractor sales in 2017 up to more than 2.1 million new tractors moved around the world for a 13% gain over the previous year. India and China on their on took in more than one million units, 220,000 were purchased on the United States market and 190,000 units were sold in Europe where, however, the data are skewed by the forced registrations ahead of the application of the Mother Regulation.
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26.06.2018
Agricultural machinery Made in Italy in great growth
Italian production of tractors, other machinery for agriculture, gardening and associated components brought in sales valued at € 11 billion in 2017. The largest share was assigned to exports which reach a value estimated at about € 7.5 billion.
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26.06.2018
2018 Registrations: Italy in decline in first five months
Data on registrations point to a 3.6% decrease in tractors compared to the same period in 2017 and drops for other types of machinery. The continuation of winter weather led to delays in crop operations which slowed the demand for machinery. Beyond this particular trend the domestic market remained weak due to the reduced ability of farmers to invest in machinery. Worries about the ongoing increase of sales in the market of second-hand machinery.
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22.06.2018
Emissions regulation: cannot be applied to overhang and half-track tractor engines
At a meeting held yesterday afternoon at Enovitis in the Field the technical difficulty of installing bulky exhaust devices for treating emissions on specialist vineyard and fruit orchard tractors became clear. Changing the built of these machines to make them capable of mounting them means compromising their functions and it would be unthinkable to modify planting distances by expanding the row widths. A request for an amendment of the regulation for the specific sector is being prepared.
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30.05.2018
A multi-tasking area at EIMA 2018
In the setting of the great review of agriculture engineering scheduled for next November 7 to 11 in Bologna Pavilion 33 III will host an EIMA Digital space and the EIMA Desk and EIMA Campus. The first of the three will be dedicated to industries producing software and advanced electronic systems for agriculture and agriculture engineering; the second will bring together such services as information on public contributions, information of revisions, courses for learners licenses for driving tractors and demonstrations on machine shops; the third will preside over universities and research institutions. Finally, Mech@griJobs on an initiative by UNACMA, the National Agricultural Machinery Dealers Association, is planned for young people studying in agrarian schools and technical institutes to inform them of employment in the agriculture engineering supply chain.
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04.05.2018
Gardening: the first quarter freezes purchases
The prolonged winter weather in Italy in the first quarter of 2018 reduced the demand for machinery and equipment for gardening and the maintenance of greenery. Comagarden, the manufacturers association, expects to see the recovery of sales over the year thanks to bonus tax breaks for restructuring gardens and green areas. In the meantime, preparations are moving ahead for EIMA Green, the salon on gardening scheduled for next November 7 to 11 in Bologna for 270 specialized industries.
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18.04.2018
Agricultural machinery: sudden braking in first quarter
Data on registrations in the first quarter of the year display wide swings of sharp gains in the month of January and steep drops in February and March. FederUnacoma President Alessandro Malavolti noted that in the wake of the increase in registrations at the end of 2017 the technical time required for registration extended into January this year to still show high percentages then followed in the two successive months by a sudden backlash due to the continuation of winter weather which put off crop operations. Registrations will settle down over the year so it will be possible to reach an effective evaluation of sales only in the months to come.
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06.04.2018
Umbria 2018, the great digital agricultural show
The 2018 edition of the EIMA Show demonstrations of machinery and technologies for 4.0 agriculture was presented in Bastia Umbria in the setting of Agriumbria. IT and electronic products and avant-garde network systems open on to top-grade scientific management of farming enterprises and crop operations certain to become widespread in Italy as well. Thanks to the partnership of Umbria Fiere, the University of Perugia, the Foundation for Agrarian Education, Coldiretti Umbria, CESAR and FederUnacoma the three days of trial demonstrations are organized for next July 13 to 14 on the Foundation farm in Casalina di Deruta to become the official event for the dissemination of information and promoting the replacement of obsolete machinery with new generation inventories.
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23.03.2018
Machinery for greenery: market stable in 2017
Sales of machinery and equipment for gardening and groundskeeping showed a marginal 0.6% decline by the end of last year. Comagarden/Morgan data on single types disclosed the way the long dry spell during the year reduced the growth of greenery to penalized the traditional maintenance machinery, especially mowers, chainsaws and brush cutters.
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14.02.2018
Agricultural machinery, a strategic sector for Italian-American cooperation
The analogous climate and productions of California and the Mediterranean favor an exchange in mechanical technologies for special agricultural cultivations with high value added. The Italian industry is aiming for the consolidation of their presence on the American market as a lever for such trade fair and exhibition events as Tulare Tradeshows in California and the EIMA International set for next November 7 to 11 in Bologna. With the intent to support the Italian AG tech companies the Italian Trade Agency and Federunacoma are organizing an Italian Pavilion at the World AG Expo in Tulare with 14 Italian exhibitors.
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31.01.2018
EIMA 2018, the new features trade fair
The 43rd international agricultural machinery exposition set for November 7 to 11 at the Bologna Trade Fair quarters came up for presentation in Verona. There are expectations of new record numbers for the review claiming second place in the world for the number of manufacturers exhibiting and visitors arriving and ranked first for internationalization. Among the new features planned is the Idrotech Salon dedicated to irrigation and water management and the inauguration of new Pavilions 29 and 30, the first built through the ambitious program for restructuring the exposition quarters.
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25.01.2018
EIMA International, a platform for the global market
The 2018 edition of the international exhibition of agricultural machinery, held in Bologna from 7 to 11 November, was presented in Brussels. In a world market that sees the Asian area growing rapidly, Europe confirms its place as the crossroads of world trade in agricultural machinery, and EIMA in Bologna asserts itself in particular as the most international event. The biennial frequency and the contract with BolognaFiere, which will undergo a radical renovation and redevelopment of the historic Bologna exhibition district, are strategic for the Italian show.
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25.01.2018
Agricultural machinery, "dynamic" market in 2017
Sales of tractors and machinery for agriculture show significant increases throughout the year in all the main countries. Europe also closes with positive results, but the continental figure is conditioned by the entry into force of the new approval standards, which greatly accelerated the registration of the machinery already in stock. This push has acted particularly on the Italian market, where an increase can be attributed also to the RDPs and the INAIL tenders, that is to say to the normal incentive tools.
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25.01.2018
Machinery prices rising: the impact of EU regulations
Regulations and directives such as the Mother Regulation or those for emissions and noise of the engines involve a constant updating of the machinery by the manufacturers. This produces an increase in costs and therefore in the final price of the machinery, driving many farms to buy used machinery, which does not favour the renewal of the fleet.
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15.01.2018
Agricultural machinery: registrations rocket at the end of 2017
The year's balance records a sharp increase for tractors and tractors with loading platforms, and for combine harvesters and trailers. The entry into force of the new EU regulations on agricultural machinery (Mother Regulation) in January lead the manufacturers to implement more aggressive marketing strategies at the end of 2017, in order to sell the stocks of machinery already produced.
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