The latest figures from the Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación (Ministery for Agriculture, Fishing and Food) show tractor sales reduced when compared to July 2020, however, both tractors and automotive machinery have shown an upswing between January-July 2021, when compared to the same period in 2020.
Tractor Registrations Rise 20% in 2021
Looking to traction registrations, the Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación report that only 854 tractions were registered in July 2021, which is down 14.08% on July 2020’s 994 registrations. Andalucia, Castilla y León and Castilla – La Mancha remain the autonomous regions with the biggest sales, with 204, 75 and 102 registrations respectively over the course of the month.
Although the figures for July are lower than the previous year and the previous month (June 2021 saw 1,054 registrations) the 2021 year-on-year figures are decidedly more positive. Over the first seven months of the year, traction registrations came to 6,549, which represent a fifth more than 2020, which amounted to 5,416.
The market for agricultural machinery, which includes harvesting equipment, loading equipment, tractor trucks and power tillers, reported a minor decrease of 9% in July 2020, however, the year-to-date comparison for January-July 2021 offers a healthier 11% for this time last year. Castilla y León and Galicia are the two biggest regions for sales with 25 and 20 respectively, with total sales for all regions in July making up 139.
The improved results for 2021 show that the market is improving for agricultural tyre manufacturers in both OE and replacement markets, however, the month-to-month figures indicate that the market hasn’t completely stabilised just yet.