The first half of 2013 had a 9.5 percent decline in exports of U.S. agricultural equipment.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) says the biggest declines were exports to South American, Europe, and Australia. Exports to Asia showed a modest gain.
The countries buying the most U.S. manufactured farm machinery for the first six months of this year were Canada and Mexico, both up from this time last year. Australia, China, Germany and Brazil followed but each bought less than in mid-year 2012.
Total U.S. ag export sales were $6.5 Billion for the first half of this year, down from $7.2 Billion a year earlier.