With 17,600 units sold last year (both wheel and crawler excavators), France remains the third biggest market in Europe with 16.5% of market share. It is the seventh largest market in the world. Specifically, about wheel excavators (1,940 units sold last year), France is the second biggest market in Europe for wheel excavators after Germany (2,960 units). France is ranked third in the world behind South Korea (3,700 units) and Germany. China is ranked fourth with 1,863 units sold.

The French Excavator market rose by 1% in 2018 after +23% the year before. In details, wheel excavators increased by 31%. Mini excavators decreased by 1%. Sales of crawler excavators were up 4%. Lastly, the French wheel excavator market increased by 9%.

The region of Rhône-Alpes represents 10% of the total market. It is the biggest region in terms of units sold (1,820 units) immediately followed by the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (9.1% of the total market). The region Ile-de-France (Paris and its suburbs) is ranked third: 1,470 excavators have been sold last year. It represents 8.4% of the market.

With regard to sales of crawler excavators, the segment between 2 to 3 tons was the most important last year (31% of the total French market). Furthermore, France hold the first position in Europe for this segment.

The same comment can be made regarding the French wheel excavator market between 8 to 13 tons which represented 45% of the total market.

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