PEORIA, Ill. -- Caterpillar's dealers are experiencing a mixed bag of numbers, with one industry dragging down the other.
Caterpillar dealers sales are down 12 percent worldwide.
The global equipment superpower Caterpillar has 178 dealers that supply customers with machines and power systems.
While world dealers report their numbers for construction equipment are up four percent, they're being dragged down by mining -- those sales are down 46 percent.
Overall, these numbers are actually an improvement from last month.
These figures give us an idea of what Cat's quarterly figures may look like, but they are not a direct indicator.