Brazil´s construction equipment sector is worth BRL 10 billion (US$ 4.7 billion) annually, according to the latest research by Sobratema, the Brazilian Association for Technology in Equipment and Maintenance.
The UK equipment rental market will decline by 12% over the 2009-2010 period following an 8% fall in 2008, with a flat 2011 and limited recovery in 2012-13, according to the latest market study by AMA Research, the UK research body.
Rental rates in North America fell by 8% or more in the first quarter of the year and could decline by even more in the second quarter, according to rental consultant Dan Kaplan. He warned that the beginnings of a damaging rates war was now evident in North America.
Alexandre Saubot presented Haulotte’s first quarter figures at Intermat today (22 April). Despite a 61% drop in turnover from last year Haulotte is going ahead with the launch of a number of new products and, said Mr Saubot, continuing with investment in research and development.
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) said that new research into the European access rental market revealed that some of Europe’s biggest access markets still have considerable room to grow.
Australia's construction industry continued its decline in March, according to the latest Australian Industry Group - Housing Industry Association (HIA) Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI).