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Vehicle registrations - Belgium. May of 2017

Belgians car registrations rise

In May, vehicle registrations in Belgium grew by 7.83% with respect to May of 2016. In total, 635,749 cars were registered and 635,749 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 7.83% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 83,380, 13.91% more than in May of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 51,342, which represents a figure of 5.09% more than in May of 2016.

Belgium 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 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 56.21 cars per 1,000 residents, 56.21 of them in the last month, Belgium, occupies third 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 581,268 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 54.92.

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
May 20178,20351,34259,5455.2683,380552,369635,74956.21
April 20177,32951,13258,4615.1781,995549,883631,87855.86
March 20179,12561,06670,1916.2181,755553,773635,52856.19
February 20177,70651,94259,6485.2780,161549,130629,29155.63
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
Belgium - New motor vehicle registrations