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Vehicle registrations - Argentina. December of 2016

Fewer December private car sales in Argentina

In December, vehicle registrations in Argentina fell by 0.12% with respect to December of 2015. In total, 590,472 cars were registered and 590,472 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 0.12% less than the year before.

The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of December is:

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 159,374, 6.97% less than in December of 2015.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 25,804, which represents a figure of 33.39% less than in December of 2015.

Argentina is the 12th-placed country in ranking of 36 countries based on number of vehicle registrations.

A very useful variable for estimating the level of economic wealth enjoyed by Argentines residents, when compared to the other countries in the ranking, is the number of vehicles sold or registered per thousand residents in the last year. With annual sales of 13.60 cars per 1,000 residents, 13.60 of them in the last month, Argentina, occupies 26th place in the ranking.

As can be seen, the number of registrations per thousand residents has fallen in the last year. A drop in registrations generally indicates a fall in consumer confidence and, when it is sustained, a recession in the real economy .

Changes in Argentine vehicle registration numbers are shown in the tables below. As several studies indicate, these changes are very much related to changes in GDP and, hence, to a country's economic situation. Sales have grown since 2006, as 460,974 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 11.83.

Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Argentina. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Argentina in en Argentine economy.

Argentina - New motor vehicle registrations
DateCommercial vehicles MonthPassengers vehicles MonthMonthly vehicle salesMonthly Vehicles/ 1,000 p.Commercial vehicles YearPassengers vehicles YearAnnual vehicle salesAnnual Vehicles/ 1,000 p.
< 2015
December 20168,70425,80434,5080.79159,374431,098590,47213.60
November 201613,71737,93151,6481.19164,727444,033608,76014.02
October 201613,22238,45951,6811.19162,881435,611598,49213.78
September 201617,69742,77160,4681.39166,043428,396594,43913.69
August 201614,78942,56857,3571.32166,126428,162594,28813.69
July 201614,12339,87453,9971.24166,098421,945588,04313.54
June 201616,61141,25657,8671.33167,885420,345588,23013.55
May 201614,20336,17750,3801.16167,192416,302583,49413.44
April 201611,47532,34443,8191.01168,724416,304586,40013.51
March 201612,51638,02950,5451.16170,080416,313588,94413.56
February 201613,88230,19244,0741.02171,325416,318591,17513.62
January 20168,43525,69334,1280.79171,321416,322591,17513.62
Argentina - New motor vehicle registrations