15 December, 2011
Tractor sales experienced a year-on-year rise of
7.5 per cent in November 2011, with 716 sold during the month.
The figures were released by the Agricultural Engineers
Association, which also confirmed that annual sales had risen by
four per cent.
According to a writer for Farmers Weekly Interactive,
David Cousins, the annual increase was recorded in the first 11
months of 2011.
The news may come as no surprise to farmers throughout the UK,
as back in March 2011, sources on Farmers Guardian
revealed that demand for tractors was beginning to rise. Back then,
it claimed that demand was rising so fast, it may soon outstrip
supply; warning farmers who were in the market for a new tractor to
buy quickly to avoid disappointment.
Although the year's overall increase could rise if December's
figures match those seen in November, this may be unlikely, Cousins
revealed. He stated: "December tends to be the slowest month of the
year for tractor sales, with just 450-500 new tractors being sold.
That would bring the end of year total for 2011 to not far short of
"However, the change in tax allowances could well affect that,"
Source: Vertical Leap