Farm machinery dealers are enjoying a boost in sales, according to figures from the Agricultural Engineers Association.
Data from the organisation reveals 1,187 tractors over 50 horsepower were registered in June. This is up 14.4% on June last year.
AEA agricultural economist Stephen Howarth said: “For the third month in a row UK registrations of agricultural tractors showed double digit percentage growth, compared with a year earlier. This brings the total for the first half of the year to 6,530 units, nearly 400, 6%, more than in January to June 2017.”
Registrations in May were up 21.2% to 1,222 tractors, while sales in April increased by 10.9% to 1,189. Sales in the first quarter were down 3%.