Vehicle registrations - Netherlands. March of 2017

More March cars were sold in Netherlands

In March, vehicle registrations in Netherlands fell by 4.51% with respect to March of 2016. In total, 494,306 cars were registered and 494,306 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 4.51% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 87,657, 13.36% more than in March of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 36,789, which represents a figure of 23.17% more than in March of 2016.

Netherlands is the 14th-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 Dutch 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 29.03 cars per 1,000 residents, 29.03 of them in the last month, Netherlands, occupies 19th 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 Dutch 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 572,158 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 34.98.

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

Netherlands - 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
March 201710,04636,78946,8352.7587,657406,649494,30629.03
February 20177,17632,32939,5052.3287,329399,729487,05828.60
January 201710,25851,53661,7943.6387,891395,808483,69928.40
December 20164,70035,72340,4232.3786,657385,048471,70527.70
November 20167,21632,27139,4872.3386,240418,484504,72429.73
October 20166,65930,18936,8482.1784,802426,729511,53130.13
September 20166,66633,54540,2112.3783,918435,546519,46430.59
August 20165,53427,11032,6441.9283,293437,278520,57130.66
July 20166,19731,05037,2472.1982,250441,393523,64330.84
June 20168,75439,24147,9952.8381,554444,251525,80530.97
May 20166,85729,08335,9402.1279,970442,009521,97930.74
April 20167,59427,78335,3772.0879,040440,975520,01530.63
Netherlands - New motor vehicle registrations