Vehicle registrations - Finland. April of 2017

Drop in number of Finns car registrations

In April, vehicle registrations in Finland grew by 5.07% with respect to April of 2016. In total, 135,910 cars were registered and 135,910 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 5.07% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 18,646, 21.2% more than in April of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 9,394, which represents a figure of 15.25% less than in April of 2016.

Finland is the 23th-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 Finns 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 24.77 cars per 1,000 residents, 24.77 of them in the last month, Finland, occupies 21th place in the ranking.

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 Finnish 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 163,266 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 30.94.

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

Finland - 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
April 20171,6069,39411,0002.0018,646117,264135,91024.77
March 20171,86511,20213,0672.3818,543118,955137,49825.06
February 20171,4999,16410,6631.9418,057119,390137,44725.05
January 20171,84812,74214,5902.6617,816119,882137,69825.09
December 20161,6638,1469,8091.7917,431118,928136,35924.85
November 20161,4969,00610,5021.9117,058118,702135,76024.74
October 20161,3859,16210,5471.9216,739118,688135,42724.68
September 20161,4729,64411,1162.0316,608118,692135,30024.66
August 20161,7759,19610,9712.0016,366117,561133,92724.41
July 20161,0938,3409,4331.7215,908116,767132,67524.18
June 20161,53110,75012,2812.2415,834117,148132,98224.23
May 20161,41310,51811,9312.1715,602115,374130,97623.87
Finland - New motor vehicle registrations