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Results from the December 2012 Scottish Agricultural Survey

This publication contains results from the 2012 December Agricultural Survey covering

winter sown crops, hay and silage production, livestock and machinery. It provides

commentary and graphics on the latest annual changes and trends over the past ten years,

together with comparisons with June Census results.

This document is part of a collection


Table 6 Number of tractors on main holdings, December 2002 to 2012(1)

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007(1) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 % Change
between
2011 & 2012
number number number number number number number number number number number
Tracklaying tractors (Caterpillars) 237 224 251 315 379 231 379 334 358 366 579 58.2%
Wheeled tractors:
under 35 hp 2,882 2,898 2,949 2,834 2,994 2,313 2,415 2,230 2,442 2,102 2,258 7.4%
35 to under 55 hp 8,871 8,018 7,675 7,510 7,112 7,044 6,813 6,847 6,789 6,145 6,371 3.7%
55 to under 80 hp 13,568 12,712 11,951 10,921 10,478 10,237 10,000 9,160 8,852 8,125 7,580 -6.7%
80 to under 108 hp 14,411 14,102 14,258 13,876 13,997 13,325 13,202 13,229 12,935 12,154 12,120 -0.3%
108 to under 134 hp 4,334 4,484 4,901 5,130 5,560 5,753 5,986 6,287 6,585 6,694 6,873 2.7%
134 hp and over 1,485 1,861 2,140 2,343 2,686 3,313 3,757 4,244 4,587 5,004 4,797 -4.1%
Total wheeled tractors 45,551 44,075 43,874 42,614 42,827 41,985 42,173 41,997 42,190 40,224 39,999 -0.6%
of which:
tractors under 10 hp 325 342 202 284 306 nc nc nc nc nc nc nc
tractors 201 hp and over nc nc nc nc nc 236 280 435 461 539 684 26.9%
4-Wheel drive tractors 21,419 20,379 21,595 22,151 22,941 22,660 26,091 26,661 27,557 25,895 26,438 2.1%

nc Information not collected.
(1) As of 2007 we have changed the groups used to collect tractor power information. There is now a separate category for tractors of 201 hp and over, and the "under 10 hp" and "10 to under 35 hp" groups have been combined.

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