In January, vehicle registrations in Norway grew by 5.18% with respect to January of 2016. In total, 200,089 cars were registered and 200,089 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 5.18% more than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of January is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 43,422, 11.13% more than in January of 2016.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 13,055, which represents a figure of 18.78% more than in January of 2016.
Norway is the 21th-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 Norwegians 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 38.4 cars per 1,000 residents, 38.4 of them in the last month, Norway, occupies 13th 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 Norwegian 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 163,597 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 34.95.
Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Norway. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Norway in en Norwegian economy.