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Vehicle registrations - Netherlands. October of 2016

Fewer October private car sales in Netherlands

In October, vehicle registrations in Netherlands grew by 5.98% with respect to October of 2015. In total, 511,531 cars were registered and 511,531 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 5.98% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 84,802, 19.12% more than in October of 2015.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 30,189, which represents a figure of 22.60% less than in October of 2015.

Netherlands is the 13th-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 30.20 cars per 1,000 residents, 30.20 of them in the last month, Netherlands, occupies 18th 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 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 2006, as 557,541 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 34.13.

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.
< 2015
October 20166,65930,18936,8482.1884,802426,729511,53130.20
September 20166,66633,54540,2112.3783,918435,546519,46430.67
August 20165,53427,11032,6441.9383,293437,278520,57130.74
July 20166,19731,05037,2472.2082,250441,393523,64330.92
June 20168,75439,24147,9952.8381,554444,251525,80531.04
May 20166,85729,08335,9402.1279,970442,009521,97930.82
April 20167,59427,78335,3772.0979,040440,975520,01530.70
March 20169,71829,86939,5872.3477,327440,340517,66730.56
February 20167,73828,40836,1462.1375,141439,501514,64230.39
January 20169,02440,77649,8002.9473,192445,037518,22930.60
December 20154,28369,15973,4424.3471,893452,207524,10030.94
November 20155,77840,51646,2942.7471,603419,472491,07529.06
Netherlands - New motor vehicle registrations