Japanese sales benefited from higher sales of all three main product lines, mobile cranes, loader cranes and even aerial lifts. Domestic sales represented 47 percent of the total revenues. The increased revenues overseas relates to higher sales of larger cranes.
A good set of numbers from Tadano shows a solid progress in several European markets and North America in spite of this period being lower than last year. This is most likely due to strong sales last year and a weaker second quarter for Rough Terrain sales. The company still has a great deal to go for in terms of the number of markets where it is weak or has no distribution. Nevertheless, this is a very respectable performance.