Caterpillar reports retail machines sales up 34% in three months end January
Caterpillar reported in a regulatory filing that its total retail machines sales were up 34% on a three month rolling basis in January. For reference, retail sales of machines were up 34% in the period ending in December and up 26% in the period ending in November. The company reported world Resources Industries sales up 49% in the January-end period, compared to a December period increase of 50%. Construction Industries world sales were up 30% in the January-end period, versus than the 31% increase in the prior three-month period. Total Energy & Transportation Retail Sales were up 16% in the January-end period, down from a 19% increase in the prior three-month period.