Agricultural machinery, tractors - Country Ranking

Definition: Agricultural machinery refers to the number of wheel and crawler tractors (excluding garden tractors) in use in agriculture at the end of the calendar year specified or during the first quarter of the following year.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 United States 4,389,812.00 2007
2 India 2,091,000.00 2000
3 Japan 2,027,674.00 2000
4 Italy 1,754,401.00 2002
5 Poland 1,577,290.00 2009
6 France 1,176,425.00 2005
7 Spain 1,038,726.00 2009
8 Germany 989,488.00 2000
9 China 989,139.00 2000
10 Turkey 941,835.00 2000
11 Brazil 788,053.00 2006
12 Canada 733,182.00 2006
13 United Kingdom 509,780.00 1989
14 Thailand 439,139.00 2000
15 Ukraine 333,529.00 2009
16 Australia 332,560.00 1974
17 Austria 331,528.00 2005
18 Russia 329,980.00 2009
19 Pakistan 326,595.00 2000
20 Greece 259,613.00 2006
21 Argentina 244,320.00 2002
22 Mexico 238,830.00 2007
23 Iran 228,000.00 2000
24 Korea 191,631.00 2000
25 Romania 176,841.00 2009
26 Portugal 176,394.00 2005
27 Finland 175,232.00 2005
28 Ireland 174,800.00 2005
29 Vietnam 162,746.00 2000
30 Sweden 159,590.00 2005
31 Netherlands 144,600.00 2005
32 Norway 132,673.00 2005
33 Hungary 120,477.00 2005
34 Lithuania 117,580.00 2008
35 Denmark 113,402.00 2005
36 Switzerland 106,200.00 2007
37 Algeria 104,529.00 2008
38 Slovenia 103,756.00 2005
39 Egypt 103,188.00 2008
40 Syrian Arab Republic 97,660.00 2000
41 Belgium 95,010.00 2005
42 Czech Republic 83,813.00 2007
43 New Zealand 81,441.00 1986
44 Cuba 72,602.00 2007
45 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 67,500.00 1984
46 South Africa 63,200.00 2004
47 Latvia 59,562.00 2007
48 Philippines 58,800.00 2000
49 Chile 53,915.00 2007
50 Macedonia 53,606.00 2007
51 Bulgaria 53,100.00 2008
52 Turkmenistan 52,304.00 1993
53 Kazakhstan 52,084.00 2000
54 Belarus 48,100.00 2009
55 Iraq 46,078.00 2000
56 Malaysia 43,295.00 1995
57 Morocco 43,226.00 1999
58 Tunisia 40,438.00 2008
59 Libya 39,733.00 2000
60 Uruguay 36,465.00 2008
61 Moldova 35,984.00 2008
62 Venezuela 33,888.00 1977
63 Estonia 33,744.00 2006
64 Bosnia and Herzegovina 29,000.00 1996
65 Azerbaijan 27,052.00 2000
66 Nepal 26,300.00 2000
67 Paraguay 25,823.00 2008
68 Sudan 25,564.00 2008
69 Kyrgyz Republic 25,512.00 2000
70 Nigeria 24,800.00 2007
71 Tajikistan 24,319.00 2000
72 Israel 23,500.00 2000
73 Zimbabwe 22,496.00 1997
74 Slovak Republic 21,372.00 2008
75 Tanzania 21,207.00 2002
76 Colombia 21,000.00 1997
77 Georgia 17,199.00 2000
78 Ecuador 14,652.00 2000
79 Cyprus 14,309.00 2000
80 Sri Lanka 13,976.00 1982
81 Peru 13,191.00 1995
82 Armenia 13,122.00 2000
83 Kenya 12,844.00 2002
84 Iceland 11,432.00 2009
85 Myanmar 10,606.00 2000
86 Saudi Arabia 9,792.00 1998
87 Côte d'Ivoire 8,981.00 2001
88 Lebanon 8,256.00 1999
89 Angola 8,108.00 1971
90 Panama 8,066.00 2000
91 Albania 7,438.00 2008
92 Luxembourg 6,446.00 2008
93 Yemen 6,340.00 2000
94 Bolivia 6,000.00 2000
95 Fiji 5,983.00 2008
96 Serbia 5,844.00 2008
97 Jordan 5,732.00 2000
98 Zambia 5,628.00 1987
99 Costa Rica 5,432.00 1973
100 Guinea 5,388.00 2000
101 Honduras 5,200.00 2000
102 Trinidad and Tobago 5,129.00 2004
103 Mongolia 4,700.00 2000
104 Croatia 4,242.00 2002
105 Mozambique 4,193.00 1970
106 Indonesia 4,013.00 2000
107 Guyana 3,401.00 1977
108 Botswana 3,371.00 2008
109 Puerto Rico 3,255.00 2007
110 Guatemala 3,150.00 1970
111 Nicaragua 2,700.00 1997
112 El Salvador 2,642.00 1971
113 Cambodia 2,166.00 2000
114 Uganda 2,076.00 1977
115 Lesotho 2,000.00 1995
116 New Caledonia 1,941.00 2002
117 Burkina Faso 1,933.00 1995
118 Dominican Republic 1,868.00 2000
119 Ghana 1,807.00 2005
120 Jamaica 1,745.00 1970
121 Swaziland 1,550.00 2007
122 Somalia 1,371.00 2006
123 Mali 1,300.00 2007
124 Papua New Guinea 1,160.00 1997
125 Malta 1,092.00 2002
126 Dem. Rep. Congo 1,062.00 1971
127 Suriname 1,013.00 2008
128 Bangladesh 1,000.00 2000
129 Belize 940.00 1985
130 Malawi 692.00 1968
131 Lao PDR 664.00 1981
132 Congo 647.00 1974
133 Senegal 645.00 2004
134 Barbados 577.00 1989
135 Madagascar 550.00 2004
136 Cameroon 508.00 1991
137 Eritrea 463.00 2000
138 Liechtenstein 446.00 1990
139 Mauritania 390.00 2006
140 United Arab Emirates 380.00 2000
141 Andorra 353.00 2009
142 Mauritius 283.00 1968
143 Tonga 243.00 2004
144 Antigua and Barbuda 228.00 1976
145 Benin 182.00 1998
146 Oman 180.00 2000
147 Burundi 170.00 1992
148 Haiti 146.00 1998
149 Niger 130.00 1998
150 Togo 129.00 2008
151 Bhutan 117.00 2000
151 São Tomé and Principe 117.00 1971
153 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 112.00 2003
154 Afghanistan 110.00 2000
155 The Bahamas 98.00 1996
156 Samoa 94.00 2002
157 Timor-Leste 90.00 1997
158 Kuwait 89.00 2000
159 Qatar 82.00 2000
160 Sierra Leone 81.00 1997
161 Greenland 80.00 1982
162 Brunei 72.00 1983
163 Rwanda 56.00 2002
163 Central African Republic 56.00 1969
163 Cabo Verde 56.00 2004
166 Dominica 54.00 1968
167 The Gambia 43.00 1983
168 Vanuatu 35.00 1971
169 Seychelles 30.00 1974
170 Chad 27.00 1965
171 St. Kitts and Nevis 22.00 2008
172 Guinea-Bissau 19.00 1996
173 Bahrain 15.00 2000
174 St. Lucia 14.00 2007
174 Kiribati 14.00 1975
176 Grenada 12.00 1999
177 Solomon Islands 8.00 1990
178 Djibouti 6.00 2006
179 Tuvalu 1.00 2008

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Development Relevance: Agricultural land covers more than one-third of the world's land area. In many industrialized countries, agricultural land is subject to zoning regulations. In the context of zoning, agricultural land (or more properly agriculturally zoned land) refers to plots that may be used for agricultural activities, regardless of the physical type or quality of land. A substantial contribution to agriculture in the last century has been the escalation from manual and stock-animal farm work to gas-powered farm equipment. Globally, steel plows, mowers, mechanical reapers, seed drills, and threshers contributed to the development of mechanized agriculture, tractors enabled the farmer to sow and harvest large agricultural lands with less manpower. In modern times, powered machinery such as tractors, has replaced many jobs formerly carried out by men or animals such as oxen, horses and mules. FAO estimates that most farmers in developing countries experience a greater annual expenditure on farm power inputs than on fertilizer, seeds or agrochemicals. Agriculture is still a major sector in many economies, and agricultural activities provide developing countries with food and revenue. But agricultural activities also can degrade natural resources as poor farming practices cause soil erosion and loss of soil fertility. There is no single correct mix of inputs to the agricultural land, as it is dependent on local climate, land quality, and economic development; appropriate levels and application rates vary by country and over time and depend on the type of crops, the climate and soils, and the production process used.

Limitations and Exceptions: The data are collected by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through annual questionnaires. The FAO tries to impose standard definitions and reporting methods, but complete consistency across countries and over time is not possible. The data collected from official national sources through the questionnaire are supplemented with information from official secondary data sources. The secondary sources cover official country data from websites of national ministries, national publications and related country data reported by various international organizations.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: A tractor provides the power and traction to mechanize agricultural tasks, especially tillage. Agricultural implements may be towed behind or mounted on the tractor, and the tractor may also provide a source of power if the implement is mechanized. The most common use of the term "tractor" is for the vehicles used on farms. The farm tractor is used for pulling or pushing agricultural machinery or trailers, for plowing, tilling, disking, harrowing, planting, and similar tasks. Planting, tending and harvesting a crop requires both a significant amount of power and a suitable range of tools and equipment. Mechanization of farming has allowed an increase to the area that can be planted and has contributed towards increased yields, mainly due to the precision with which the farming tasks can be accomplished.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual