Caterpillar - worldwide capital expenditures 2010-2018

Caterpillar's worldwide capital expenditures from FY 2010 to FY 2018 (in million U.S. dollars)

by I. Wagner, last edited Feb 18, 2019
Caterpillar - worldwide capital expenditures 2010-2018 This statistic shows Caterpillar's worldwide capital expenditures from the fiscal year of 2010 to the fiscal year of 2018. In the fiscal year of 2018, Caterpillar incurred capital expenditures of around 2.9 billion U.S. dollars.
Caterpillar's capital expenditures

After a slump in sales in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2009, Caterpillar Inc. successfully fought its way back to the top of the construction equipment market. In 2015 however, the Illinois-headquartered firm found itself in the doldrums, due to unusually slow growth rates in China. Caterpillar reported global revenue of around 47 billion U.S. dollars, down from around 55 million U.S. dollars a year earlier. Consequently, Caterpillar had to decrease its capital expenditures between 2014 and 2015. The manufacturing giant invested 1.4 billion U.S. dollars in property, plant and equipment expenditures and an additional 1.9 billion U.S. dollars in equipment lease expenditures in 2015, compared with 1.5 billion U.S. dollars and 1.8 billion U.S. dollars, respectively, in 2014.

Caterpillar’s diverse geographic footprint left the world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment exposed to shrinking markets outside North America. Strong domestic demand was not enough to offset waning sales in China, the world’s largest market for construction equipment, where local manufacturers such as SANY or Zoomlion inundated the market with lower-priced equipment. Currently, the company’s objective is to cut cost. As a result, thousands of employees are to be laid off and several plants are expected to be shut down unless order rates pick up.
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Caterpillar's worldwide capital expenditures from FY 2010 to FY 2018 (in million U.S. dollars)

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