According to the FTMTA’s Statistics Service Report for April 2023, the Irish market for new telescopic loaders reported growth in April 2023 at 49 units.
Its latest publication indicates that new telescopic registrations increased in April 2023 by 63% compared with April of last year, when 30 new units were registered.
The two leading brands account for almost 70% of the total market, according to the body.
There were 56 imported used telescopic loaders registered in April 2023.
According to the body, the Irish backhoe loader market “remained stable” in April 2023 compared with April 2022, with just five new machines registered, giving a year-to-date increase of 400% to 29 units.
Moreover, there were five used backhoe loaders registered in April 2023 in Ireland.
The Irish wheeled loader market recorded a slightly higher number of new registrations in April 2023 at 18 units, compared with April 2022, while the year-to-date market increased by 5.56%.
The spokesperson noted that the market dominance of Chinese manufactured machines at the lower price and power end of the market for farmers “remains strong”.
However, it dropped slightly at almost 55% of the new wheeled loader registrations in Ireland.
There were 12 imported used wheeled loaders registered in April 2023.
April tractor registrations
Meanwhile, there has been an “increased” level of activity in the farm machinery sector in Ireland, with new tractor and telescopic loader registrations continuing on “an upward trend”.
That is according to the FTMTA’s statistics service report for April 2023, which shows that the numbers of imported used tractors and machines registered for the first time in Ireland increased compared with the corresponding month of April 2022.
The April 2023 Irish new tractor market at 211 units was 1% lower compared with the same month last year.
According to the body, the year-to-date figures are 6% higher than the same period in 2022, with 1,170 new tractors registered in the Republic of Ireland so far in 2023, compared with 887 units in 2022.
As is always the case, County Cork continues to deliver the highest number of new tractor registrations at 150 units for the year-to-date, while Tipperary is ranked in second place with 98 units, followed by Wexford at 97 units.
Two power bands had equal registration numbers; they were the 101 to 120hp category and the 121 to 140hp category, which each accounted for 18.48% of all new tractor registrations.
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Note – 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.