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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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New tractor registrations down 15%

Disruptions to global supply chains continue to impact on the numbers of agricultural tractors being registered in Ireland.

That is according to the FTMTA, which has reported that “strong” demand remains for new tractors on the Irish markets.

According to its latest statistical release – which it published today (Friday, September 9th, 2022), the August 2022 new tractor market at 151 units was 15% lower compared with the same month last month.

The year-to-date figures are 12% lower than the same period in 2021, with 1,840 new tractors registered in the Republic of Ireland so far in 2022, compared with 2,084 units in 2021.

It says that County Cork continues to deliver the highest number of new tractor registrations at 260 units for the year-to-date, while Tipperary is second with 148 units, followed by Wexford at 124 units.


The most popular power band, it reported, has moved to the 141 to 160hp category, which for the year-to-date now accounts for 20.82% of all new tractor registrations.

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Meanwhile, tractors in the power band lower than 100hp now account for 10.32% of all new tractor registrations.

The over 200hp category now accounts for 9.62% of registrations.

The FTMTA Statistics Service data shows that 220 imported used tractors were first-time registered in Ireland in August 2022, an 11% hike compared with August 2021.

There were 1,821 used tractors first registered by the end of August 2022 compared with 2,803 units for the first eight months of 2021, a more than 35% reduction.

The FTMTA Statistics Service Reports are compiled from monthly raw data received from the Irish Revenue Commissioners, who are responsible for all first-time registrations of new and used vehicles in Ireland.

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