Bharat Forge in focus today as North America Truck sales down 72% yoy in April

Preliminary orders for Class 8 trucks fell to a 25-year low in April due to coronavirus pandemic.

May 06, 2020 08:05 IST India Infoline News Service

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Shares of Bharat Forge and Ramkrishna Forging will be in focus today. According to the ACT Research reported that 4,100 orders of new tractors for the month, 72% below the same month a year ago and down 46% from March.

This was the lowest month since September 1995 when, after accounting for cancellations, net orders were negative, ACT Research said.

Preliminary orders for Class 8 trucks fell to a 25-year low in April due to coronavirus pandemic.

Further, FTR Transportation Intelligence reported a preliminary count of 4,000 orders, 73% less than a year ago and 44% below March. FTR said Class 8 orders over the last 12 months total just 1.60 lakh units. By contrast, as recently as the summer of 2018, fleets ordered more than 50,000 trucks a month for consecutive months.

As per Kenny Vieth, ACT president and a senior analyst said that “given broadly halted economic output leading to a sharp drop in freight volumes and rates, as well as more empty miles from fragmented supply chains further impacting carriers’ profitability, a negative order number was within the realm of possibilities.”

Source: Media reports

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