Over 1,800 new tractors licensed in Ireland since January 2020

177 tractors were licensed for the first time last month (September 2020) according to the latest data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

It has today (Friday, October 9) published vehicle licensing figures for September 2020 based on the National Vehicle and Driver File compiled by the Department of Transport.

The data shows that there were 177 tractors licensed for the first time last month, compared to a figure of 118 for September 2019.

Between January and September this year, a total of 1,863 tractors have been licensed for the first time across the country, slightly down on the figure of 1,902 for the same period in 2019.

Used or imported tractors

In terms of used tractors (imported), 282 were licensed here in September, compared to 177 for the same month last year.

Overall, between the start of 2020 and September, there have been a total of 1,766 ‘used’ or imported tractors licensed in Ireland.

New vehicles licensed

In September 2020, 5,747 new private cars were licensed, a rise of 40% compared with September 2019.

The number of used (imported) private cars licensed decreased by 5.8% compared with the same period in 2019.

In the first nine months of 2020, a total of 77,620 new private cars were licensed, a decrease of 27.9% compared with the same period last year.

43% of all new private cars licensed since January were diesel, compared with 46.8% in the same period for 2019. Of new private cars licensed in the same period, 94.5% were in the A/B CO2 emissions bands

Electric and hybrid cars continue to grow in popularity.

These two categories of vehicles combined accounted for 25.4% of new private cars licensed in August 2020, compared with 12% in the same period in 2019.

Volkswagen (753) was the most popular make of new private car licensed followed by Ford (502), Skoda (496), Toyota (495) and Kia (393).