In May, vehicle registrations in Sweden grew by 5.38% with respect to May of 2016. In total, 437,377 cars were registered and 437,377 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 5.38% more than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of May is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 61,137, 12.43% more than in May of 2016.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 35,326, which represents a figure of 2.47% more than in May of 2016.
Sweden is the 15th-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 Swedes 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 44.4 cars per 1,000 residents, 44.4 of them in the last month, Sweden, occupies 11th 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 Swedish 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 341,442 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 37.47.
Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Sweden. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Sweden in en Swedish economy.