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How many combine harvesters have been registered in 2022?

40 new combine harvesters were registered in Ireland for the first eight months of 2022, compared with a total of 57 combine harvesters registered for all of 2021.

That is according to the latest FTMTA Statistics Service data, which shows there were 32 used combine harvesters first-time registered in Ireland for the year to the end of August, compared with 37 used combine harvesters registered for the corresponding period in 2021.

County Wexford dominated the new combine harvester market with ten new machines registered, and 5 used machines registered to the end of August 2022.

Meanwhile, Kildare made up six new combine harvester registrations along with 3 used imports, while both Meath and Tipperary each shared an equal 5 new combine harvester registrations.

As was the case with tractor registrations, Cork had the highest number of imported used combine harvester registrations at 8 units.

A spokesperson for the FTMTA said:

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“Supply chain issues impacted significantly on the delivery of new combine harvesters to the Irish market.”

“They have also impacted on the availability of used combine harvesters across Europe and the UK, a significant number of which are imported into Ireland each year,” the spokesperson added.

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.

New tractor registrations down 15%

Disruptions to global supply chains continue to impact 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.

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