Machinery, Equipment

Until 1988, data on the stock of agricultural and forestry equipment was collected at approximately six-yearly intervals in separate surveys. Since Austria's accession to the EU in 1995, only data on selected equipment (such as tractors, combine harvesters and harvesters) has been collected at irregular intervals as part of the Farm Structure Survey (1995, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2013).

Decreasing use of machinery belonging exclusively to the holding

Most recently, data on key agricultural and forestry equipment was collected as part of the 2013 Farm Structure Survey. A total of 310 018 tractors were recorded on Austrian agricultural holdings, corresponding to a slight decrease of 21 510 or 6.5% over the previous survey in 2005. However, farmers once again invested in the purchase of more powerful tractors. While stock in the size category below 40 kW and in the size category of 40 to less than 60 kW decreased by 39 069 tractors (-24.9%) resp. by 9 588 tractors (-7.8%), which is undoubtedly also due to the decline in agricultural and forestry holdings since 2005, significant increases were generally recorded in the higher categories (60 to less than 80 kW: +34.1%; 80 to less than 100 kW: +83.2%; 100 kW and above: +123.1%). However, tractors below 40 kW still accounted for the greatest share (38.0%) of tractors in Austria, numbering 117 867, followed by tractors in the size category of 40 to less than 60 kW (36.3%).

Clear decreases compared with 2005 were recorded in potato and turnip harvesters (-31.4% and -48.7% respectively) and combine harvesters (-21.3%).

Increasing use of machinery used by several holdings

Since the purchase and maintenance of equipment is often unaffordable or unprofitable for the individual farmer, increasing use was made of the services offered by machinery rings. In addition, an increasing number of jointly purchased machines were used on agricultural and forestry holdings as a result of equipment cooperatives frequently being formed by several farmers joining together. Accordingly, in 2013, 50 355 agricultural and forestry holdings (30.3%) used at least one external tractor. 2005, 18.8% of the holdings used an external tractor.

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