Tractor sales down 2.2% through 2016

Registrations of agricultural tractors over 50hp reached 10,602 units in 2016, a decrease of 2.2% from the level of the previous year.

As a single month, December showed a dramatic fall of 13.4% to 515 units.

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Although this is the lowest annual unit total for more than a decade, the second half of the year did see a substantial improvement following the first six months that recorded a year-on-year drop of 9.8%.

The average size of unit continues to increase with a 0.8% rise last year to 158.3hp.

Line of tractors in a field

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