In April, vehicle registrations in Iceland grew by 14.27% with respect to April of 2016. In total, 20,834 cars were registered and 20,834 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 14.27% more than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of April is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 2,227, 15.99% more than in April of 2016.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 2,047, which represents a figure of 9.94% less than in April of 2016.
Iceland 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 Icelanders 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 62.01 cars per 1,000 residents, 62.01 of them in the last month, Iceland, occupies second 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 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 Icelandic 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 grown since 2007, as 17,722 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 57.6.
Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Iceland. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Iceland in en Icelandic economy.