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Vehicle registrations - Portugal. October of 2016

Portuguese sales of private cars improve

In October, vehicle registrations in Portugal grew by 13.87% with respect to October of 2015. In total, 239,295 cars were registered and 239,295 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 13.87% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 39,021, 12.78% more than in October of 2015.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 14,936, which represents a figure of 9.05% more than in October of 2015.

Portugal is the 20th-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 Portuguese 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 23.12 cars per 1,000 residents, 23.12 of them in the last month, Portugal, occupies 22th 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 Portuguese 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 268,554 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 25.55.

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

Portugal - 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 20163,18814,93618,1241.7539,021200,274239,29523.12
September 20163,48313,96517,4481.6939,061199,034238,09523.01
August 20162,42910,64913,0781.2638,543197,694236,23722.83
July 20163,13215,63818,7701.8138,308196,481234,78922.69
June 20163,72823,37627,1042.6238,055196,391234,44622.65
May 20163,08520,83623,9212.3137,512194,082231,59422.38
April 20162,93315,98418,9171.8337,139191,589228,72822.10
March 20164,22726,45830,6852.9736,878190,619227,49721.98
February 20162,61118,02520,6361.9935,548184,232219,78021.24
January 20162,54213,93816,4801.5935,345180,506215,85120.86
December 20154,15913,12617,2851.6735,134178,420213,55420.64
November 20153,50413,34316,8471.6235,124177,199212,32320.47
Portugal - New motor vehicle registrations