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Tractor Registrations Plummet: June 2024

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AEA plays a crucial role in providing these statistics. Their report for June 2024 reveals a sharp decline, underlining the importance of these statistics as a reliable gauge of the agricultural equipment market’s health and farmers’ purchasing patterns.

UK Tractor Registrations: Key Indicator of Agricultural Market Health

UK tractor registrations, a reliable gauge of the health of the agricultural equipment market, reflect farmers’ purchasing patterns. Tractors required to be licensed for public road use are registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), providing precise and reliable data on the number of new registrations.

Tractor sales and their parts and accessories represent nearly half of farmers’ agricultural equipment expenditures. This makes the registration statistics a vital measure of market trends and economic conditions within the farming sector.

A 23% Tractor Registration Drop Signals Market Shifts

In June 2024, the statistics for agricultural tractor registrations (over 50 horsepower) reveal significant changes. 869 units were registered, marking a 23.0% decrease compared to the previous year. The year-to-date registrations totalled 5,882 units, showing a 13.2% decline from the same period in the previous year.

The moving total for the year reached 10,921 units, down 8.5% from the previous year. These figures highlight the current challenges and shifts in the UK agricultural machinery market.

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