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Vehicle registrations - Germany. January of 2017

Germans sales of private cars improve

In January, vehicle registrations in Germany grew by 5.16% with respect to January of 2016. In total, 3,732,537 cars were registered and 3,732,537 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 5.16% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 357,896, 6.43% more than in January of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 241,399, which represents a figure of 10.55% more than in January of 2016.

Germany 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 Germans 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 45.42 cars per 1,000 residents, 45.42 of them in the last month, Germany, occupies 9th place, so, compared to the other countries in the ranking, its population has a good standard of living.

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 German 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 3,751,731 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 45.58.

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

Germany - 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 201724,767241,399266,1663.24357,8963,374,6413,732,53745.42
December 201631,451256,533287,9843.50357,2603,351,6073,708,86745.13
November 201633,003276,567309,5703.77356,2193,342,4293,698,64845.01
October 201628,016262,724290,7403.54355,6453,338,2393,693,88444.95
September 201628,693298,002326,6953.98360,6013,353,8873,714,48845.20
August 201630,623245,076275,6993.35359,2083,328,3643,687,57244.87
July 201628,480278,866307,3463.74350,0563,309,6023,659,65844.53
June 201635,179339,563374,7424.56350,4713,320,9323,671,40344.68
May 201628,183286,931315,1143.83346,9113,294,9083,641,81944.32
April 201631,919315,921347,8404.23344,1563,264,3623,608,51843.91
March 201632,017322,913354,9304.32340,6593,239,8363,580,49543.57
February 201625,565250,146275,7113.36339,8383,239,9623,579,80043.56
Germany - New motor vehicle registrations