Spanish Tractor Market Sees Drop in Monthly Sales and an Overall Increase in Year-to-Date Sales
A drop in tractor sales in Spain shows the market is still clearly ahead of 2020 but is not out of the woods yet.
Figures Drop a Second Consecutive Month
In the second consecutive monthly drop (an 8% drop was recorded in August), the 12.44% drop for tractor sales has also reduced the year-to-date increase on 2020. In August, the figure was 17%, now the figure is nearly 13% in figures from the Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación (Ministry for Agriculture, Fishing and Food).
With 880 registrations, this is a noticeable fall from September 2020’s 1,005. With the first nine months, we can see however that 2021 is a much stronger year with 8,145 registrations against 7,218 in 2020. Andalucía remains ahead with 216 registrations this month, with Castilla La Mancha a distant second with 124 sales.
Agricultural machinery registrations were fairly similar with a drop of 5% from the previous year’s 134 registrations. Andalucía once again stood out in front with 35 registrations, with Castilla La Mancha (21) and Castilla y León (17) in a distant second and third place. Allowing for September’s near 4% decline, 2021 is nearly 5% ahead in terms of registrations, with 1,271 for this year against 1,214 the prior year.