United Kingdom Tractor Registrations
Agricultural Tractor Registrations (>50hp): Monthly 2019-2020
|Year||Month||Units||Yearly % Change||Year to date||Yearly % Change||Moving Total||Yearly % Change
Please note that figures for all months in 2020 have been revised in January 2021 following a reconciliation exercise carried out with DVLA.
Source: AEA Economics Department/DVLA
Agricultural Tractors: Strong growth in the early months of 2019 meant that total registrations in 2019 were 2% higher than in 2018, at 12,333 units. However, the 2018 figure understated the true size of the market due to a large number of pre-registrations in late 2017 ahead of the application of the ‘Mother Regulation’. Therefore, the figures indicate that the size of the tractor market for 2019 as a whole will have been significantly down on the previous year. Registrations were high in the spring, when numbers are thought to have been inflated by machines being brought into the country ahead of the original Brexit date of 29 March 2019. However, from May to December, registrations were 6% lower than in the same period of 2018 and the annual decline accelerated in the closing months of the year.
History: Tractor registrations rose for the third year in a row in 2019, although the increases in the last two years have been small. This followed a prolonged period of decline and numbers are still well below the peak years around a decade ago. The second chart shows that the total power of machines registered in 2019 topped 2 million horsepower for the second year in a row. However, the average power dropped slightly in 2019, due to reduced registrations of the highest-powered machines.
Regional: At regional level, the number of tractors registered in the Midlands and North of England in 2019 was lower than in 2018, most notably in the East Midlands which had experienced a big increase during the previous year. However, most southern English regions saw increases as did Scotland and Northern Ireland, while the total for Wales was little changed.
UK Tractor Registrations: Market Share Analysis
Source: AEA Economics Department
|Company||Units||% of Total||Units||% of Total
of which: New Holland
of which: MF
of which: McCormick
N.B. Data includes Compact Tractors (<= 50 hp) and Agricultural tractors (> 50 hp)
Case includes Steyr, Fendt includes Challenger, McCormick includes Valpadana
Data released after one year delay. Note: market shares in 2017 and 2018 will have been affected by high levels of pre-registrations in late 2017.
UK Agricultural Tractor Registrations (> 50hp)
|Annual % Change||-12.1||+7.5||+1.6||-8.8||+2.4||-11.7||-1.4||+16.3||+3.3||+0.8
|Annual % Change||-1.2||+1.8||+2.6||+1.8||+2.9||+1.2||+0.8||+2.4||+2.7||-1.1