33% Jump in Manufacturing Equipment Market: Feb 2017 Market Analysis

Posted By Kitmondo on 06 March 2017

Posted in Kitmondo Blog

Buyer interest in used manufacturing equipment jumped by nearly 33% in February following on from positive figures posted in January. Semiconductor and printing sectors also saw a large increase in buyer interest last month.


Buyer Interest by Sector

Used Equipment Category Dec-Jan Change
Used Manufacturing Equipment 32.91%
Used Semiconductor Equipment 22.00%
Used Printing Equipment 21.25%
Used Test Equipment 12.49%
Used Woodworking Equipment 8.01%
Used Lab Equipment 7.18%
Used Construction Equipment 5.87%
Used Metalworking Equipment 3.57%
Plastics Equipment -13.21%
Used Broadcast Equipment -14.03%


Overall growth for the used equipment market was 8.6% on top of the 22% increase in buyer interest seen in January. Only plastics and broadcast sectors saw a reduction in buyer interest compared to January, although both sectors still post positive figures for the year to date.

Buyer interest figures quoted were based on analysis of buyer search volume and purchase activity between February 1 - February 28.