Farming News - August tractor registrations sees smallest decline since March

August tractor registrations sees smallest decline since March

04 Sep 2020
Frontdesk / Machinery

Month :                              620 Units           -7.0% change (compared with August 2019)

Year to Date:                     6,683 Units        -26.7% change (compared with January-August 2019)

UK agricultural tractor registrations (over 50hp) remained below last year's level in August but the year-on-year decline was the smallest since March, at just 7%.

However, as August 2019 saw a relatively low number of registrations, the figure for this year was still well below the average for the time of year. The lingering effects of the adverse weather conditions earlier in the year and the Covid-19 pandemic are still likely to have been the main drivers of the trend.

So far this year, nearly 2,500 fewer tractors have been registered, compared with the same period last year, a drop of more than a quarter.