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Vehicle registrations - Bulgaria. January of 2017

More January cars were sold in Bulgaria

In January, vehicle registrations in Bulgaria grew by 8.77% with respect to January of 2016. In total, 31,552 cars were registered and 31,552 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 8.77% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 4,888, 5.64% more than in January of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 1,802, which represents a figure of 19.5% more than in January of 2016.

Bulgaria is one of the countries where the least 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 Bulgarians 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 4.41 cars per 1,000 residents, 4.41 of them in the last month, Bulgaria, 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 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 Bulgarian 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 declined since 2007, as 43,053 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 5.69.

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

Bulgaria - 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 20172751,8022,0770.294,88826,66431,5524.41
December 20164393,5553,9940.564,89026,37031,2604.37
November 20166351,9832,6180.375,03225,95630,9884.33
October 20164302,1232,5530.364,87326,10330,9764.33
September 20163662,1472,5130.354,78625,92130,7074.29
August 20163402,0292,3690.334,83125,64630,4774.26
July 20163802,1722,5520.364,78325,22430,0074.19
June 20164532,4402,8930.404,76325,11329,8764.18
May 20163212,3492,6700.374,82125,21330,0344.20
April 20163692,1732,5420.364,81124,85929,6704.15
March 20164852,2302,7150.384,76224,68429,4464.12
February 20163951,6612,0560.294,72424,56229,2864.09
Bulgaria - New motor vehicle registrations