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Vehicle registrations - Brazil. January of 2017

Fewer January private car sales in Brazil

In January, vehicle registrations in Brazil fell by 17.33% with respect to January of 2016. In total, 2,042,253 cars were registered and 2,042,253 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 17.33% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 376,738, 10.85% less than in January of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 120,264, which represents a figure of 8.32% less than in January of 2016.

Brazil 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 Brazilians 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 9.83 cars per 1,000 residents, 9.83 of them in the last month, Brazil, occupies one of the final places in the ranking, meaning that its population is among those in the table with the least spending power.

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 Brazilian 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 1,947,779 were produced that year although there has been a drop in the number of registrations per thousand residents , which that year numbered 10.4.

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

Brazil - 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 201726,955120,264147,2190.71376,7381,665,5152,042,2539.83
December 201636,018168,311204,3290.98373,8921,676,4252,050,3179.86
November 201630,697147,459178,1560.86372,3941,701,3542,073,7489.98
October 201627,636131,401159,0370.77370,8741,719,8942,090,76810.06
September 201630,273129,688159,9610.77373,7801,750,0972,123,87710.22
August 201636,027147,863183,8900.88377,2261,786,7672,163,99310.41
July 201635,794145,614181,4080.87375,8341,811,5192,187,35310.52
June 201633,151138,646171,7970.83380,7791,852,7832,233,56210.75
May 201631,117136,372167,4890.81384,8801,889,4092,274,28910.94
April 201631,735131,204162,9390.78390,7881,928,7082,319,49611.16
March 201632,705146,514179,2190.86399,1511,976,7572,375,90811.43
February 201624,630122,179146,8090.71411,1742,020,1462,431,32011.70
Brazil - New motor vehicle registrations