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Vehicle registrations - United States. December of 2016

Drop in number of Americans car registrations

In December, vehicle registrations in United States grew by 0.17% with respect to December of 2015. In total, 17,864,255 cars were registered and 17,864,255 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 0.17% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 10,994,483, 6.63% more than in December of 2015.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 599,420, which represents a figure of 5.37% less than in December 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 55.58 cars per 1,000 residents, 55.58 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 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 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 17,048,300 were produced that year although there has been a drop in the number of registrations per thousand residents , which that year numbered 57.14.

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
December 20161,116,670599,4201,716,0905.3410,994,4836,869,77217,864,25555.58
November 2016893,081508,9871,402,0684.3610,915,6846,903,76917,819,45355.44
October 2016891,451504,6351,396,0864.3410,847,8806,923,10017,770,98055.29
September 2016906,657554,1631,460,8204.5410,840,2797,019,29817,859,57755.56
August 2016959,869579,9201,539,7894.7910,806,3207,063,87817,870,19855.60
July 2016956,081590,7381,546,8194.8110,788,2407,155,16017,943,40055.83
June 2016944,253604,4691,548,7224.8210,722,7657,219,05317,941,81855.82
May 2016927,357625,3021,552,6594.8310,637,1037,275,48417,912,58755.73
April 2016915,667608,4331,524,1004.7410,621,1177,393,52218,014,63956.05
March 2016948,145665,9251,614,0705.0210,531,8187,432,16517,963,98355.89
February 2016819,087555,1851,374,2724.2810,437,5437,478,54317,916,08655.74
January 2016716,165472,5951,188,7603.7010,350,8207,480,03017,830,85055.48
United States - New motor vehicle registrations