MONTHLY MARKET REPORTS

APRIL 2012

IN THIS REPORT:

MARKET ACTIVITIES

  • Caterpillar to Increase Excavator Capacity and Production in China
  • Caterpillar to Increase Capacity and Add Tractors at SEM China
  • Terex Announces New Chinese Crane Joint Venture Partner
  • LiuGong Establishes European Production Base, Unveils New Excavators
  • IronPlanet Sees Record Annual Sales in 2011
  • MHI and Shanghai Diesel Engine Establish Joint Venture in China
  • Caterpillar Continues to Sell Parts of Bucyrus Distribution Business

EQUIPMENT UPDATE

  • Our Latest Long-Term Industry Forecast Now Available

FINANCIAL RESULTS

Fourth-Quarter/Full-Year Results

  • Essex Rental Corp.
  • Linamar Corporation (Skyjack)
  • Manitex International

First Quarter

  • Ashtead Group (Sunbelt)

    TRACKING THE TRENDS

    The US Economy

    • Multi-Family Sector Leads New Housing Activity
    • Mild Weather Non Enough to Spur Construction

    The Canadian Economy

    • February Permits Rebound on Non-Residential Gains
    • Gain in February Starts Driven by Urban Centers

    Global Indicators Snapshot

    Market Reports are published monthly to keep subscribers of this service up to date on industry news. These reports consist of market activities such as mergers and acquisitions in the various markets as well as tracking financial results released by the major equipment and component manufacturers.

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