Vehicle registrations - Netherlands. September of 2016

Drop in number of Dutch car registrations

In September, vehicle registrations in Netherlands grew by 8.51% with respect to September of 2015. In total, 519,464 cars were registered and 519,464 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 8.51% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 83,918, 18.47% more than in September of 2015.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 33,545, which represents a figure of 4.91% less than in September 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 30.67 cars per 1,000 residents, 30.67 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 551,719 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 33.78.

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
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
October 20155,77539,00644,7812.6571,188411,463482,65128.56
Netherlands - New motor vehicle registrations