In February, vehicle registrations in Argentina fell by 63.12% with respect to February of 2019. In total, 27,191 cars were registered and 529,129 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 41.46% less than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of February is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 6,678, 51.06% less than in February of 2019.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 20,153, which represents a figure of 66.46% less than in February of 2019.
Argentina is the 24th-placed country in ranking of 137 countries based on number of vehicle registrations.
A very useful variable for estimating the level of economic wealth enjoyed by Argentines 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 11.77 cars per 1,000 residents, 0.61 of them in the last month, Argentina, occupies 49th place in the ranking.
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 Argentine 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 2010, as 519,776 were produced that year although there has been a drop in the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 12.95.
Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Argentina. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Argentina in en Argentine economy.