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Vehicle registrations - Mexico. April of 2017

Drop in number of Mexicans car registrations

In April, vehicle registrations in Mexico grew by 15.54% with respect to April of 2016. In total, 1,672,689 cars were registered and 1,672,689 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 15.54% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 587,351, 11.59% more than in April of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 72,778, which represents a figure of 6.74% less than in April 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 13.82 cars per 1,000 residents, 13.82 of them in the last month, Mexico, occupies 28th place in the ranking.

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 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 1,183,203 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 10.91.

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
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
May 201645,02679,734124,7601.03534,304938,4851,470,55012.15
Mexico - New motor vehicle registrations