Following the announcement that tractor registrations between January and March were 10% higher than in the same period last year, the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) has released a breakdown of those registrations.
Registrations by power
Most of the growth in registrations was for machines above 160hp, particularly those in the 161hp to 200hp range, where 80% more machines were recorded compared to 2022.
Registrations for machines above 200hp were also up year-on-year by more than 20%, however, there were fewer tractors below 160hp registered when compared to the same period in 2022.
Registrations by region
According to the AEA, the growth seen in the higher power bands could reflect improved availability as supply chain disruptions ease. It also reflects strong demand from arable farmers, who have seen strong prices in the last couple of years.
This was reflected at a regional level, with most English regions seeing an increase in registrations year-on-year (with the exception of the North West). The biggest increases were seen in the South and East Anglia, as well as the North East, although the latter region makes up only a small proportion of total tractor sales.
In contrast, registrations were lower in Wales and Northern Ireland, and only slightly higher in Scotland, all parts of the UK which are dominated by livestock farming.
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