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Vehicle registrations - United States. September of 2016

Americans car registrations fall in September

In September, vehicle registrations in United States grew by 2.02% with respect to September of 2015. In total, 17,859,577 cars were registered and 17,859,577 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 2.02% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 10,840,279, 9.13% more than in September of 2015.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 554,163, which represents a figure of 7.45% less than in September of 2015.

United States is the country 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 Americans 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 55.53 cars per 1,000 residents, 55.53 of them in the last month, United States, occupies third 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 American 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 16,985,300 were produced that year although there has been a drop in the number of registrations per thousand residents , which that year numbered 57.36.

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

United States - 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
September 2016908,797554,1631,462,9604.5510,840,2797,019,29817,859,57755.53
August 2016956,609579,3001,535,9094.7810,806,3207,063,87817,870,19855.57
July 2016957,552589,0101,546,5624.8110,788,2407,155,16017,943,40055.79
June 2016939,134603,4641,542,5984.8010,722,7657,219,05317,941,81855.79
May 2016934,953627,8431,562,7964.8610,637,1037,275,48417,912,58755.70
April 2016925,568609,9171,535,4854.7710,621,1177,393,52218,014,63956.02
March 2016959,022666,9971,626,0195.0610,531,8187,432,16517,963,98355.86
February 2016812,273556,1571,368,4304.2610,437,5437,478,54317,916,08655.71
January 2016702,103471,8191,173,9223.6510,350,8207,480,03017,830,85055.44
December 20151,043,830632,7411,676,5715.2110,310,9117,523,68917,834,60055.46
November 2015816,588527,0541,343,6424.2110,151,3907,546,89817,698,28855.46
October 2015883,850600,8331,484,6834.6510,082,4137,596,58717,679,00055.40
United States - New motor vehicle registrations