The used equipment market saw a 21% increase in buyer interest at the turn of the year. Positive january figures were not entirely unexpected after a seasonal slowdown in December.
Buyer Interest by Sector
|Used Equipment Category||Dec-Jan Change|
|Used Metalworking Equipment||50.64%|
|Used Lab Equipment||37.24%|
|Used Test Equipment||33.61%|
|Used Manufacturing Equipment||28.79%|
|Used Broadcast Equipment||19.61%|
|Used Printing Equipment||13.46%|
|Used Woodworking Equipment||11.25%%|
|Used Semiconductor Equipment||-6.49%|
|Used Construction Equipment||-9.52%|
Positive growth was seen across many industries with metalworking, plastics and lab experiencing large increases in buyer interest from December. Only semiconductor and construction industries saw a reduction in buyer interest last month.
Buyer interest figures quoted were based on analysis of buyer search volume and purchase activity between January 1 - January 31.