ELFA Survey Forecasts Construction, Trucks as Leading Sectors in 2019

A new report from the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, What’s Hot/What’s Not: Equipment Market Forecast 2019, reveals industry perceptions of 15 equipment markets based on a survey of ELFA members.

The survey results point to construction, trucks/trailers, machine tools, medical and hi-tech/computer equipment as the leading sectors for the year ahead, according to portfolio preference. The new report provides valuable insights for participants at the 2019 Equipment Management Conference & Exhibition in February.

Authored by Carl Chrappa of The Alta Group, the report is designed to assist leasing and finance organizations in identifying business opportunities for future success. The results of the 2019 Forecast Survey reveal the following overall ranking of equipment types for portfolio preference among ELFA members. These rankings are based on the amount of future financing volume (unweighted) and the best and least favorable future equipment financing opportunities (weighted):

  1. Construction
  2. Trucks/Trailers
  3. Machine Tools
  4. Medical
  5. Hi-tech/Computers
  6. Rail
  7. Plastic
  8. Containers/Chassis
  9. Aircraft
  10. Marine/Intercoastal
  11. Telecom
  12. Tie: FF&E, Automobiles
  13. Oil/Gas/Energy
  14. Printing

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