UNITED KINGDOM TRACTOR REGISTRATIONS

Agricultural Tractor Registrations (>50 hp) : Monthly 2014-2016

Year Month Units Yearly % Change Year to date Yearly % Change Moving Total Yearly % Change
 2014
Jan
715 -3.1 715 -3.1 12475 -10.6
 
Feb
695 13.0 1410 4.2 12555 -8.6
 
Mar
1830 14.2 3240 9.6 12783 -3.0
 
 Apr
1302 -7.7 4542 4.1 12675 -0.8
 
May
1256 6.1 5798 4.5 12747 2.7
 
Jun
1144 1.4 6942 4.0 12763 3.7
 
 Jul
1397 14.8 8339 5.6 12943 6.8
 
 Aug
1132 7.2 9471 5.8 13019 8.1
 
 Sep
1082 -12.9 10553 3.5 12859 5.2
 
Oct
779 -22.3 11332 1.2 12636 2.8
 
Nov
525 -24.8 11857 -0.3 12463 0.3
 
Dec
576 -5.0 12433 -0.5 12433 -0.5
2015
Jan
656 -8.3 656 -8.3 12374 -0.8
 
Feb
503 -27.6 1159 -17.8 12182 -3.0
 
Mar
1474 -19.5 2633 -18.7 11826 -7.5
 
Apr
1292 -0.8 3925 -13.6 11816 -6.8
 
May
846 -32.6 4771 -17.7 11406 -10.5
 
Jun
1199 4.8 5970 -14.0 11461 -10.2
 
Jul
1157 -17.2 7127 -14.5 11221 -13.3
 
Aug
831 -26.6 7958 -16.0 10920 -16.1
 
Sep
834 -22.9 8792 -16.7 10672 -17.0
 
Oct
828 6.3 9620 -15.1 10721 -15.2
 
Nov
627 19.4 10247 -13.6 10823 -13.2
 
Dec
595 3.3 10842 -12.8 10842 -12.8
2016
Jan
586 -10.7 586 -10.7 10772 -12.9
 
Feb
560 11.3 1146 -1.1 10829 -11.1
 
Mar
1236 -16.1 2382 -9.5 10591 -10.4
 
Apr
1025 -20.7 3407 -13.2 10324 -12.6
 
May
968 14.4 4375 -8.3 10446 -8.4
 
Jun
1007 -16.0 5382 -9.8 10254 -10.5
 
Jul
942 -18.6 6324 -11.3 10039 -10.5
 
Aug
953 14.7 7277 -8.6 10161 -7.0

 

Source: AEA Economics Department

 

 

UK tractor registrations are taken as a broad indicator of the strength of the domestic market for agricultural equipment. Tractors must be licensed for use on public roads and as such are registered with the Department for Transport which allows an accurate count to be made. In value terms, sales of tractors, plus parts and accessories, account for almost one half of farmers’ total spend on equipment, which again makes this data series a prime indicator.

Agricultural Tractors: Sales in the first half of 2015 were down by 14% and the second half saw the market fall away by 11% resulting in the year as a whole showing a change on 2014 of -13%.

 

 

 

History: The first chart below illustrates a cyclical pattern, with 2008 emerging as the peak for the last decade; the power sold in recent years is shown in the second chart.

 

 

 

Regional: The more westerly regions have been grouped in the first chart below; these tend to include more dairy and livestock enterprises. The more easterly regions are shown on the second chart and these tend to have a predominantly arable base. 

 

 

 

UK TRACTOR REGISTRATIONS : Market Share Analysis

Source: AEA Economics Department

 
2013
2014
   
% of Total
 
% of Total
Company
Units
Units
John Deere
4016 29.8 3993
29.5
CNH
of which: New Holland
Case IH

3805
2557
1248

28.2
19.0
9.3

3896
2645
1251

28.8
19.6
9.2

AGCO
of which: MF
Fendt
Valtra

3786
1586
763
437

20.7
11.8
5.7
3.2

2948
1669
820
459

21.7
12.3
6.1
3.4

Claas
964 7.1 769 5.7
Kubota

628

4.7

636

4.7

AgriArgo
of which: McCormick
Landini
398
269
129
3.0
2.0
1.0
391
288
103
2.9
2.1
0.8
Same Deutz-Fahr
371
2.8
298
2.2
JCB
108
0.8
126
0.9
Zetor
119  0.9 
132
1.0
Others
295 2.2
337
2.5
Total UK
13490
100.0
13526
100.0
N.B. Data includes Compact Tractors (<= 50 hp) and Agricultural tractors (> 50 hp)
Case includes Steyr, MF includes Challenger
Data released after one year delay

 

UK AGRICULTURAL TRACTOR REGISTRATIONS (> 50 hp)

 
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012 
 2013
2014
2015
Units
15540
17104
15013
13347
14094
13951
12498
12433
10842
Annual %
Change
14.6
10.1
-12.2
-11.1
5.6
-1.0
-10.4
-0.5
-12.8
Total horsepower
(000′s)
2082
2361
2153
1892
2033
2066
1883
1928
1702
Annual % Change
19.6
13.4
-8.8
-12.1
7.5
1.6
-8.8
2.4
-11.7
Average
horsepower
134.0
138.1
143.4
141.7
144.3
148.0
150.7
155.1
157.0
Annual % Change
4.4
3.1
3.9
-1.2
1.8
2.6
1.8
2.9
1.2