Scottish tractor sales were down by almost a third in the first half of this year.
Data from the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) reveals 625 tractors over 50 horsepower were registered north of the border between January and June – down 30% on 2019.
Sales across the UK as a whole were back 24.7% to 5,195 tractors, with sales in the Home Counties and Northern Ireland the worst hit with declines of 49% and 38% respectively.
Stephen Howarth from the AEA said: “There were only two exceptions to the picture of sharp declines. Wales saw a drop of just 9%, while registrations in the south-east (of England) were actually up 1%.”