Month : 878 Units -7.9% change (compared with August 2016)
Year to Date : 8,111 Units +11.5% change (compared with January-August 2016)
UK registrations of agricultural tractors (over 50hp) in August were down year-on-year for the first time since last December, falling by 7.9% to 878 units.
This did follow a very healthy level of registrations in July and may be partly explained by the fact that there were five Mondays in August last year but five Mondays in July this year.
In addition, it was at this point in 2016 when significant increases were beginning to be seen, so we are comparing with higher levels one year ago.
The cumulative total for the year now stands at 8,111 units, still 11.5% more than for the same period of 2016