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Vehicle registrations - Belgium. January of 2017

Belgians sales of private cars improve

In January, vehicle registrations in Belgium grew by 9.98% with respect to January of 2016. In total, 626,063 cars were registered and 626,063 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 9.98% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 79,168, 11.19% more than in January of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 51,701, which represents a figure of 16.64% more than in January of 2016.

Belgium is the 11th-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 Belgians 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 55.35 cars per 1,000 residents, 55.35 of them in the last month, Belgium, occupies 5th 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 grown in the last year. The increase in this figure is positive, as it generally indicates improved public confidence in the country's economy.

Changes in Belgian 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 596,505 were produced that year although there has been a drop in the number of registrations per thousand residents , which that year numbered 56.36.

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

Belgium - 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
January 20178,07851,70159,7795.2879,168546,895626,06355.35
December 20165,44933,52338,9723.4578,335539,520617,85554.62
November 20165,79939,64545,4444.0277,759538,738616,49754.50
October 20166,11141,96948,0804.2577,122535,422612,54454.15
September 20166,40641,74848,1544.2676,894532,927609,82153.91
August 20165,91438,65544,5693.9475,858527,904603,76253.38
July 20165,14934,37339,5223.4974,511520,501595,01252.60
June 20168,11155,27363,3845.6074,419522,249596,66852.75
May 20166,81848,85655,6744.9273,196516,402589,59852.13
April 20167,08955,02262,1115.4972,522508,048580,57051.33
March 20167,53156,42363,9545.6572,536504,449576,98551.01
February 20166,71349,70756,4204.9972,067503,271575,33850.86
Belgium - New motor vehicle registrations