Manufacturing and Semiconductor Sectors Buck the Trend: Apr 2017 Market Analysis

Posted By Kitmondo on 12 May 2017

Posted in Kitmondo Blog

The manufacturing and semiconductor industries were the only exceptions to a reduction in used equipment buyer interest seen in April. Manufacturing equipment saw a 38% increase in buyer search and purchase activity and semiconductor markets saw a 26% increase.

Overall, used equipment buyer interest shrunk by 6% after growth of 31% during Q1.


Buyer Interest by Sector

Used Equipment Category Mar-Apr Change
Used Manufacturing Equipment 38.02%
Used Semiconductor Equipment 25.59%
Used Woodworking Equipment 0.96%
Used Test Equipment -8.79%
Used Printing Equipment -11.89%
Plastics Equipment -16.82%
Used Construction Equipment -18.00%
Used Lab Equipment -20.29%
Used Broadcast Equipment -21.69%
Used Metalworking Equipment -27.00%


Metalworking, broadcast and lab markets saw the largest reduction in buyer interest, although only the lab sector has seen negative growth across the year to date.

Buyer interest figures quoted were based on analysis of buyer search volume and purchase activity between April 1 - April 31.