New figures from the FTMTA indicate that 1,968 new tractors were registered during 2019. This represents a reduction of 16 units (less than 1%) on the 1,984 units registered in 2018.

Registration figures for the first six months of the year were 54 units ahead of the same period in 2018, but fell in the latter six months, meaning registrations didn’t break the 2,000 mark which was last achieved in 2008.

The three counties with the highest levels of registrations during 2019 were Cork (254 units), Tipperary (186 units) and Wexford (135 units).