As the economy continues to lumber on, a wide range of markets and industries are being impacted in the process. But what about heavy machinery? Current projections are showing growth in the heavy construction equipment market as global economies continue to crawl out of the last downturn. What does that mean for your machinery values? Here's some insight into how heavy equipment appraisal values will be impacted in the upcoming years.
How is the changing market impacting heavy equipment appraisal?
A recent report issued by Markets and Markets created a global forecast of heavy construction equipment by type, end-use industry, application and region out to 2021. It's projections estimate that the industry will grow by a compounded rate of 7% per year, from $121.46 billion in 2015 to nearly half again that at $180.66 billion by 2021. This is in line with estimates of growing government spending on infrastructure projects, increasing population needs and increased construction in developing countries. Earthmoving equipment is expected to lead the charge as new projects break ground. In all aspects of heavy equipment, the heavy hitters in the industry are already positioning themselves to take advantage of this construction boom. Where do your equipment values stand in the process?
As demand for construction equipment rises, some portion of that will be taken up by new equipment produced by industry leaders. But in many circumstances, the demand for used equipment will actually rise as well. In developing countries, many governments would rather invest in second-hand equipment that will allow them to achieve the same amount of work without having to make as much of an investment in the beginning of the development process. Construction companies that are forming to take advantage of the projected growth will want to maximize the value of their capital, making used equipment an excellent investment. As demand for this equipment rises, so does your equipment values.
As the market grows, you'll want to be in a position to take advantage of the opportunities that growth presents. Part of being able to do so is tied up in what assets you have available to secure funding for business expansion and upgrades. As the used equipment market grows, your equipment values also increase. By getting an updated construction equipment valuation, you can receive solid documentation of the increased value, allowing you to use that value as leverage with your financial institution.
What's more, an equipment valuation report created by a certified equipment appraiser uses methodology that has been proven to stand up in legal, financial, insurance and tax agency circles. That means when your tax assessor's office assumes that the growth in the industry means you should have a much higher tax on your equipment, you already have the documentation needed to fight the unfair assessment.
With the projected growth in the market, we can expect to see solid changes in heavy equipment appraisal values as time marches on. Are you ready for this upcoming growth? If you haven't had a recent equipment valuation, you may be missing asset value that you could use to your business' benefit as this growth takes place.