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How many tractors were registered in December?

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

That is according to the latest FTMTA statistics service report for December 2022, which the body released earlier this week.

There remains a strong demand for new tractors on the Irish market.

Tractors

The December 2022 new tractor market at 14 units was 33% lower compared with the corresponding month in 2021.

The year-to-date figures are 10% lower than the same period in 2021, with 2,125 new tractors registered in the Republic of Ireland, in all of 2022, compared with 2,366 units in 2021.

County Cork continues to deliver the highest number of new tractor registrations at 314 units for the full year of 2022.

Tipperary is ranked in second place with 168 units, followed by Wexford at 142 units.

Power band

The most popular power band moves to the 101 to 120hp category, which for the year-to-date now accounts for 23.67% of all new tractor registrations.

Tractors in the power band lower than 100hp now account for 11.10% of all new tractor registrations. The over 200hp category now accounts for 8.99% of registrations.

The FTMTA data shows that 197 imported used tractors were first-time registered in Ireland in December 2022, 1 unit less than in December 2021.

There were 2,685 used tractors first registered by the end of December 2022 compared with 3,726 units for the first ten months of 2021, a more than 28% reduction.

November

Last month,  we reported that the November 2022 new tractor market at 44 units was 10% higher compared with the same month in 2021.

The year-to-date figures are 10% lower than the corresponding period in 2021, with 2,111 new tractors registered in the Republic of Ireland so far in 2022, compared with 2,345 units in 2021.

County Cork continues to deliver the highest number of new tractor registrations at 312 units for the year-to-date, while Tipperary is ranked in second place with 167 units, followed by Wexford at 141 units.

The most popular power band moves to the 101 to 120hp category, which for the year-to-date now accounts for 23.64% of all new tractor registrations.

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