In January, vehicle registrations in Latvia grew by 17.39% with respect to January of 2016. In total, 20,835 cars were registered and 20,835 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 17.39% more than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of January is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 3,967, 1.86% less than in January of 2016.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 1,445, which represents a figure of 32.69% more than in January 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 10.58 cars per 1,000 residents, 10.58 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 31,949 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 14.46.
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.