In April, vehicle registrations in Austria fell by 62.7% with respect to April of 2019. In total, 13,888 cars were registered and 293,006 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 23.84% less than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of April is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 2,668, 49.49% less than in April of 2019.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 11,220, which represents a figure of 64.88% less than in April of 2019.
Austria is the 30th-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 Austrians 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 33.08 cars per 1,000 residents, 1.57 of them in the last month, Austria, occupies 12th 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 Austrian 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 declined since 2010, as 357,580 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 42.82.
Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Austria. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Austria in en Austrian economy.