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How many combine harvesters have been registered in 2022?

There were only 6 new combine harvesters registered in Ireland for the year to the end of June 2022, and 15 used combine harvester imports were registered for the first time.

That is according to the FTMTA’s latest analysis of the combine harvester market, which it released on Friday, July 8th, 2022.

Concerning the above figures, the association stated that “most” new combine harvesters sold in Ireland are registered in July.

Therefore, it is “too early at this stage” to predict the market outcome for new combine harvesters for 2022.

Wheeled Loaders

Meanwhile, the Irish wheeled loader market recorded a “significant” 62% increase in new registrations in June 2022 to 21 units, compared with June 2021, while the year-to-date market increased by just 12.9%.

It pointed to the “market dominance” of Chinese manufactured machines at the lower power end of the market for farmer use, which declined further in June 2022.

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This now accounts for 52% of the new wheeled loader registrations in Ireland.

Backhoe Loaders

The Irish backhoe loader market, the association says, increased by 3 new registration units in June 2022.

Meanwhile, the year-to-date market “remains strong,” with 37 units registered so far in 2022. This is a 5.71% increase compared with the same five months last year.

One brand “continued to dominate” the market with registrations that make up almost 65% of the new backhoe loader registrations.

Tractor registrations

According to the FTMTA, “strong” demand remains for new tractors on the Irish market.

However, its latest statistics service report for June 2022 shows the continuing impact of disruptions to global supply chains on agricultural tractor registrations in Ireland.

The June 2022 new tractor market at 54 units was 40% lower compared with the same month last year.

According to its data, the year-to-date figures are 11% lower than the same period in 2022.

Furthermore, 1,368 new tractors were registered in the ROI so far in 2022, compared with 1,539 units in 2021.

County Cork continues to deliver the highest number of new tractor registrations at 197 units for the year to date.

Read more on this farming news story.

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