131 new tractors registered for first time in October

131 new tractors were registered for the first time in October, an increase of about 40 on the same month of the previous year.

Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on vehicle registration, released today (Monday, November 9), show that the number of new tractors registered last month was an increase on the 94 registered in October 2019.

The 131 figure for last month is slightly lower than the figure for October of two years ago (2018), which was 135.

Taking the year as a whole so far, from January 2020 to October 2020, 1,994 new tractors have been registered.

This figure is a decrease of just two on the same period last year, despite Covid-19. This year’s figure is also an increase of 129 tractors compared to the period January to October of 2018.

Used imported tractors

For used imported tractors, 273 were registered in Ireland for the first time last month, an increase from 192 in the same month of 2019, and from 173 for October 2018.

Looking at the whole year to date (January to October), 2,039 used imported tractors were registered here so far.

This is down from the 2,217 that were registered in the same period last year, but up on the 1,865 used imported tractors that were registered here in that period for 2018.

In total, between new and used imported tractors, 404 were registered here for the first time last month, and 4,033 tractors have been registered in the year to date.

Electric and hybrid cars

Other notable vehicle registration information released by the CSO today is that more than one in five of all new cars licensed for the first time in October were electric or hybrid.

Furthermore, the combined number of new electric and hybrid cars licensed in the first 10 months of 2020 was 12.5% greater than those licensed in all of 2019 (16,130 vs 14,343).