Vehicle registrations - Norway. April of 2017

Drop in number of Norwegians car registrations

In April, vehicle registrations in Norway grew by 2.08% with respect to April of 2016. In total, 197,134 cars were registered and 197,134 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 2.08% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 44,155, 12.13% more than in April of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 11,339, which represents a figure of 19.67% less than in April 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 37.83 cars per 1,000 residents, 37.83 of them in the last month, Norway, occupies 14th 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 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 169,313 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 36.17.

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.

Norway - 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
April 20173,36911,33914,7082.8244,155152,979197,13437.83
March 20174,27413,39817,6723.3944,561155,756200,31738.44
February 20173,04111,78814,8292.8543,560156,233199,79338.34
January 20172,41413,05515,4692.9743,422156,667200,08938.40
December 20165,92713,60219,5293.7543,388154,603197,99138.00
November 20163,92613,19417,1203.2942,386154,079196,46537.70
October 20163,42511,93215,3572.9541,946153,485195,43137.51
September 20163,48213,85417,3363.3341,923154,750196,67337.74
August 20164,08113,23217,3133.3241,394153,317194,71137.37
July 20162,75211,04013,7922.6540,328152,689193,01737.04
June 20164,15313,68117,8343.4240,165154,043194,20837.27
May 20163,31112,86416,1753.1039,395154,569193,96437.22
Norway - New motor vehicle registrations