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Vehicle registrations - Latvia. May of 2017

Latvians sales of private cars improve

In May, vehicle registrations in Latvia grew by 10.21% with respect to May of 2016. In total, 20,707 cars were registered and 20,707 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 10.21% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 3,932, 1.18% more than in May of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 1,542, which represents a figure of 8.98% more than in May of 2016.

Latvia 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 Latvians 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 10.52 cars per 1,000 residents, 10.52 of them in the last month, Latvia, 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 Latvian 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 36,678 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 16.61.

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

Latvia - 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
May 20173231,5421,8650.953,93216,77520,70710.52
April 20173071,4171,7240.883,93616,64820,58410.45
March 20173231,4421,7650.903,93416,69320,62710.48
February 20172331,1771,4100.723,91516,79920,71410.52
January 20172741,4451,7190.873,96716,86820,83510.58
December 20164181,1441,5620.793,98616,51220,49810.41
November 20163561,2751,6310.833,89116,42820,31910.32
October 20163551,2881,6430.833,90816,28120,18910.25
September 20163451,5301,8750.954,00116,28420,28510.30
August 20163261,1681,4940.763,92815,93819,86610.09
July 20163741,2571,6310.833,86915,77019,6399.97
June 20162982,0902,3881.213,82815,75019,5789.94
Latvia - New motor vehicle registrations