Vehicle registrations - Luxembourg. April of 2017

Drop in number of Luxembourgers car registrations

In April, vehicle registrations in Luxembourg grew by 5.9% with respect to April of 2016. In total, 56,392 cars were registered and 56,392 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 5.9% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 5,824, 6.24% more than in April of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 4,864, which represents a figure of 7.05% less than in April of 2016.

Luxembourg is the 29th-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 Luxembourgers 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 97.86 cars per 1,000 residents, 97.86 of them in the last month, Luxembourg, occupies pole position, which tells us that its population enjoys a high 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 Luxembourg 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 55,691 were produced that year although there has been a drop in the number of registrations per thousand residents , which that year numbered 116.95.

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

Luxembourg - 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 20174834,8645,3479.285,82450,56856,39297.86
March 20176265,1915,81710.095,83750,93756,77498.52
February 20174204,0424,4627.745,82550,78656,61198.24
January 20175384,1084,6468.065,86851,19257,06099.02
December 20164023,0653,4676.025,80850,56156,36997.82
November 20164833,8384,3217.505,75150,13255,88396.98
October 20165154,2754,7908.315,74149,70655,44796.22
September 20164273,5683,9956.935,71949,82955,54896.40
August 20164053,3593,7646.535,72549,63755,36296.07
July 20164764,1414,6178.015,67548,91454,58994.73
June 20165815,1065,6879.875,67349,10754,78095.06
May 20164685,0115,4799.515,57548,54954,12493.92
Luxembourg - New motor vehicle registrations