Vehicle registrations - Australia. April of 2017

Drop in number of Australians car registrations

In April, vehicle registrations in Australia fell by 0.11% with respect to April of 2016. In total, 1,167,714 cars were registered and 1,167,714 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 0.11% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 695,773, 5.09% more than in April of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 32,147, which represents a figure of 12.34% less than in April of 2016.

Australia is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 36 countries based on number of vehicle registrations.

A very useful variable for estimating the level of economic wealth enjoyed by Australians 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 48.77 cars per 1,000 residents, 48.77 of them in the last month, Australia, occupies 6th place, so, compared to the other countries in the ranking, its population has a good standard of living.

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 Australian 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 2007, as 990,093 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 48.

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

Australia - 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.
< 2016
April 201750,98832,14783,1353.47695,773471,9411,167,71448.77
March 201766,43838,972105,4104.40695,685476,4651,172,15048.96
February 201754,28534,74089,0253.72690,107481,1451,171,25248.92
January 201749,99034,92084,9103.55692,707485,9631,178,67049.23
December 201656,37842,38598,7634.13691,876486,2571,178,13349.21
November 201659,08539,85298,9374.13690,942488,0441,178,98649.25
October 201655,54037,81793,3573.90688,770489,9181,178,68849.23
September 201660,62042,076102,6964.29686,695492,9571,179,65249.27
August 201655,96438,94594,9093.96681,383496,9651,178,34849.22
July 201653,29838,03391,3313.81675,451498,6931,174,14449.04
June 201674,73753,832128,5695.37673,041502,0801,175,12149.08
May 201658,45038,22296,6724.04667,768504,6341,172,40248.97
Australia - New motor vehicle registrations