Vehicle registrations - Estonia. January of 2017

Estonians sales of private cars improve

In January, vehicle registrations in Estonia grew by 10.59% with respect to January of 2016. In total, 27,719 cars were registered and 27,719 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 10.59% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 5,049, 10.85% more than in January of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 2,026, which represents a figure of 13.5% more than in January of 2016.

Estonia 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 Estonians 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 21.06 cars per 1,000 residents, 21.06 of them in the last month, Estonia, occupies 23th place in the ranking.

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 Estonian 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 31,739 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 23.63.

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

Estonia - 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 20175532,0262,5791.965,04922,67027,71921.06
December 20162931,3041,5971.214,97222,42927,40120.82
November 20163761,8372,2131.684,95722,39327,35020.78
October 20164001,8742,2741.734,96922,10827,07720.58
September 20164241,9052,3291.774,94522,10127,04620.55
August 20164381,8312,2691.724,99322,01327,00620.52
July 20163651,9242,2891.744,86521,70626,57120.19
June 20164071,9942,4011.824,87321,64326,51620.15
May 20164962,1982,6942.054,80721,62026,42720.08
April 20164652,1342,5991.984,68221,13425,81619.62
March 20164542,0212,4751.884,62320,98425,60719.46
February 20163781,6222,0001.524,62020,90925,52919.40
Estonia - New motor vehicle registrations