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Vehicle registrations - Mexico. May of 2017

Drop in number of Mexicans car registrations

In May, vehicle registrations in Mexico grew by 13.86% with respect to May of 2016. In total, 1,674,426 cars were registered and 1,674,426 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 13.86% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 590,670, 10.55% more than in May of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 78,152, which represents a figure of 1.98% less than in May of 2016.

Mexico 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 Mexicans 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 13.84 cars per 1,000 residents, 13.84 of them in the last month, Mexico, 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 Mexican 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 1,181,681 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 10.9.

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

Mexico - 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 201748,34578,152126,4971.05590,6701,083,7561,674,42613.84
April 201745,28072,778118,0580.98587,3511,085,3381,672,68913.82
March 201750,41689,396139,8121.16585,8781,090,5951,676,47313.85
February 201742,63979,052121,6911.01578,7221,077,5961,656,31813.69
January 201745,30881,700127,0081.05577,5381,070,7421,648,28013.62
December 201670,484127,604198,0881.64578,1241,065,8721,643,99613.59
November 201655,655102,695158,3501.31570,8631,038,5101,609,37313.30
October 201652,81887,881140,6991.16562,3451,017,5291,579,87413.06
September 201646,06188,491134,5521.11555,2791,006,5321,561,81112.91
August 201643,30893,723137,0311.13550,155991,2191,541,37412.74
July 201643,69591,290134,9851.12545,967974,1901,519,07612.55
June 201646,66190,994137,6551.14542,118958,1091,498,52212.38
Mexico - New motor vehicle registrations