LAMMA 2012: Tractor sales see regional variation

Tractor registrations fell in the East of England and rose in Yorkshire and Lancashire during 2011, according to figures from the Agricultural Engineers Association.

There were 14,094 tractors over 50hp sold between Jan and Dec 2011, which was up 5.6% on the 13,347 sold during the same period in 2010.

But regional analysis of the statistics shows some variation. The number of tractors sold in the eastern counties fell by 4.8% which the AEA says it believes is down to a fall in revenues because of the impact of dry conditions on crop yields.

In contrast, the number of tractors sold in Yorkshire and Lancashire rose by 13.5% and in the East Midlands by 12%.

The figures were released on the eve of LAMMA which will run for two days at the Newark and Nottinghamshire showground (18/19 January).

For the full breakdown of the percentage change in tractor sales see the chart below.

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