Vehicle registrations - Sweden. October of 2016

Swedes sales of private cars improve

In October, vehicle registrations in Sweden grew by 10.92% with respect to October of 2015. In total, 426,179 cars were registered and 426,179 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 10.92% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 58,051, 13.96% more than in October of 2015.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 31,840, which represents a figure of 0.88% more than in October of 2015.

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 43.49 cars per 1,000 residents, 43.49 of them in the last month, Sweden, occupies 10th place, so, compared to the other countries in the ranking, its population has a good standard of living.

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 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 2006, as 330,809 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 36.56.

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.

Sweden - 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 20164,64131,84036,4813.7258,051368,128426,17943.49
September 20165,42632,29237,7183.8558,366367,851426,21743.50
August 20165,88127,31633,1973.3957,558365,212422,77043.14
July 20163,23024,19727,4272.8055,807364,773420,58042.92
June 20165,39936,30741,7064.2655,214364,715419,92942.85
May 20165,05434,47539,5294.0354,376360,665415,04142.36
April 20165,49233,58039,0723.9953,859355,648409,50741.79
March 20165,21834,71239,9304.0753,363352,604405,96741.43
February 20164,72726,86931,5963.2252,894349,482402,37641.06
January 20163,26821,64824,9162.5451,922346,348398,27040.64
December 20155,24533,54038,7853.9651,585345,108396,69340.48
November 20154,47031,35235,8223.6851,317338,712390,02940.01
Sweden - New motor vehicle registrations