Agricultural Tractors Registrations in the UK Show Positive Growth in Q1

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Part 5 in the Commercial Tyre Business Agricultural Feature analyses the situation in the agricultural tractor market in the UK, as we take a look at the registrations for tractors over 50HP for the first quarter of 2021.

Growth in Agricultural Tractor Registrations Bodes Well for Agricultural Tractor Market

According to statistics available from the Agricultural Engineer’s Association, 366 tractors over 50HP were registered during Q1 of 2021 compared to Q1 in 2020, representing a 12.7% increase compared with 2020.

Every month of 2021 has shown an increase on the previous year with January and March recording an impressive 15.8% and 14.9% growth respectively. The increase in registrations for March is especially encouraging given that March is historically the peak month for tractor registrations each year.

Additionally, the registration of 2085 tractors in March 2021 was “the highest monthly total for any month since March 2012 (and the first time over 2,000 machines have been registered in a single month in that time)”, according to a statement on the AEA’s website.

With agricultural tractor registrations tracking positively and showing optimistic growth for 2021, this should spell good news for the agricultural tyre sector as well, as we look forward to the rest of 2021.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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