South AmericaSouth American net sales grew 27.1% in the first half of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, excluding the negative impact of currency translation. Higher sales in Brazil and Argentina produced most of the increase. Brazilian farmers benefited from an improved first harvest compared to the drought-impacted production in early 2012. Operating margins improved to 10.7% for the first six months of 2013 compared to 7.6% in the same period last year due to higher sales and the benefit of cost-reduction initiatives. Income from operations increased $42.4 million for the first half of 2013 compared to 2012.
AGCO Reports Second Quarter Results
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