21% Growth in Used Equipment Market: Jan 2017 Market Analysis

Posted By Kitmondo on 09 February 2017

Posted in Kitmondo Blog

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%
Plastics Equipment 37.99%
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.