Continued uncertainty and disruptions to global supply chains are impacting sales of agricultural tractors, with latest figures showing registrations down 36% on the year.

Figures from the Agricultural Engineers Association for the month of June 2022, show 938 registrations of agricultural tractors were made in the UK – down 36.43% on June 2021 figure.

To date, 6420 units have been registered from January 2022 to June 2022, which is down 6.2% compared to the same time last year, despite reports that there has been no shortage of demand, indicating the scale of the supply chain challenges faced by manufacturers.

According to the AEA, June 2021's figure was unusually high but this year's total is towards the bottom end of the range seen for the same month in recent years, although the extended Bank Holiday weekend at the start of the month may have had some impact.

Registrations for the year to date are nevertheless, 6% above the 5-year average.