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Tractors Increase

Map No. 122

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Between 1980 and 2001 worldwide tractor ownership has increased by an extra 6.5 million tractors. World tractor ownership in 1980 was 20.4 million tractors, by 2001 26.9 million tractors were owned

Increased tractor ownership between 1980 and 2001 has not been a universal trend. Thirty-six territories have not increased tractor ownership. As a region, Southeastern Africa has experienced a decrease in tractor ownership.

The region with the largest recent increase in tractors is Eastern Europe. In Eastern Europe the increase in tractors is estimated as an extra eight tractors per thousand people.

“Farming is still not fully mechanized in India and yet India is already the world’s largest market for tractors.” L. S. Batra, 2004

Territory size shows the proportion of worldwide increase in tractors 1980-2001 that occurred there.

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