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Vehicle registrations - Spain. April of 2017

Spaniards sales of private cars improve

In April, vehicle registrations in Spain grew by 9.74% with respect to April of 2016. In total, 1,379,843 cars were registered and 1,379,843 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 9.74% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 209,417, 11.87% more than in April of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 101,375, which represents a figure of 1.09% more than in April of 2016.

Spain is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 36 countries based on number of vehicle registrations.

A very useful variable for estimating the level of economic wealth enjoyed by Spaniards 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 29.69 cars per 1,000 residents, 29.69 of them in the last month, Spain, occupies 18th 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 Spanish 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 2007, as 1,947,640 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 43.49.

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

Spain - 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 201717,276101,375118,6512.55209,4171,170,5201,379,84329.69
March 201721,872125,600147,4723.17209,5981,169,4261,378,93029.67
February 201716,54897,796114,3442.46205,3241,155,3381,360,56829.28
January 201716,20184,515100,7162.17203,4501,155,1921,358,54829.24
December 201618,85896,886115,7442.49200,3551,147,0721,347,33328.99
November 201618,61892,653111,2712.39198,1431,138,7951,336,84728.77
October 201617,02383,248100,2712.16195,8251,127,7921,323,52628.48
September 201616,29279,59195,8832.06196,8541,124,5991,321,36228.44
August 201612,03264,08976,0311.64194,7311,114,8341,309,56828.18
July 201617,232107,306124,5342.68192,8601,106,6631,299,52627.97
June 201619,700123,790143,4903.09192,3071,102,2791,294,58927.86
May 201617,765113,671131,4362.83189,8041,089,8221,279,62927.55
Spain - New motor vehicle registrations