Registrations of new tractors in Northern Ireland for the first 11months of 2020 were down 27.4% on the same period in 2019, according to figures from the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA).
Figures show that 22 new tractors were registered in November, down from the 30 units registered in the same month last year. The total number of new tractors registered in the region for the first 10months of 2020 is now at 366 units, down considerably from the 504 units registered in the same period in 2019.
This means the NI market has accounted for less than 4% of the total UK sales so far in 2020. Total UK tractor registrations for the first 11months of 2020 are running at 9,179 units, down 19.6% on 2019 figures.
Meanwhile, FTMTA figures show that 38 new tractors were registered in the Republic of Ireland during November, bringing the total number of new units registered for the year to 1,956 units, a drop of less than 4% on 2019.