In December, vehicle registrations in Austria grew by 5.24% with respect to December of 2006. In total, 21,302 cars were registered and 339,691 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 2.22% less than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of December is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 2,534, 1.25% less than in December of 2006.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 18,768, which represents a figure of 6.18% more than in December of 2006.
Austria is the 30th-placed country in ranking of 133 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 40.89 cars per 1,000 residents, 2.56 of them in the last month, Austria, occupies 17th place in the ranking.
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.
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.