Vehicle registrations - Mexico. December of 2016

Mexicans car registrations rise

In December, vehicle registrations in Mexico grew by 19.93% with respect to December of 2015. In total, 1,643,996 cars were registered and 1,643,996 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 19.93% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 578,124, 16.8% more than in December of 2015.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 127,604, which represents a figure of 27.3% more than in December of 2015.

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 12.94 cars per 1,000 residents, 12.94 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 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 2006, as 1,187,199 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 10.95.

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.
< 2015
December 201670,484127,604198,0881.56578,1241,065,8721,643,99612.94
November 201655,655102,695158,3501.25570,8631,038,5101,609,37312.67
October 201652,81887,881140,6991.11562,3451,017,5291,579,87412.44
September 201646,06188,491134,5521.06555,2791,006,5321,561,81112.30
August 201643,30893,723137,0311.08550,155991,2191,541,37412.14
July 201643,69591,290134,9851.06545,967974,1901,519,07611.96
June 201646,66190,994137,6551.08542,118958,1091,498,52211.80
May 201645,02679,734124,7600.98534,304938,4851,470,55011.58
April 201643,80778,035121,8420.96526,352926,5301,447,77211.40
March 201643,26076,397119,6570.94516,906912,2321,420,72611.19
February 201641,45572,198113,6530.89511,937905,1711,405,97111.07
January 201645,89476,830122,7240.97504,746899,0041,389,87610.94
Mexico - New motor vehicle registrations