Vehicle registrations - Brazil. September of 2016

Drop in number of Brazilians car registrations

In September, vehicle registrations in Brazil fell by 27.40% with respect to September of 2015. In total, 2,123,877 cars were registered and 2,123,877 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 27.40% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 373,780, 39.92% less than in September of 2015.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 129,688, which represents a figure of 22.04% less than in September of 2015.

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 10.22 cars per 1,000 residents, 10.22 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 .

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.
< 2015
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
January 201624,109131,174155,2830.75422,6002,047,8552,470,45511.89
December 201534,520193,240227,7601.10446,0202,122,9552,568,97512.36
November 201529,177165,999195,1760.96508,5732,202,6702,711,24313.37
October 201530,542161,604192,1460.95563,0412,247,6772,810,71813.86
Brazil - New motor vehicle registrations