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Vehicle registrations - Belgium. December of 2022

Drop in number of Belgians passenger car registrations

In December, vehicle registrations in Belgium grew by 14.85% with respect to December of 2021. In total, 29,532 cars were registered and 431,591 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 6.95% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 4,948, 7.29% less than in December of 2021.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 24,584, which represents a figure of 20.65% more than in December of 2021.

Belgium is the 25th-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 Belgians 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 36.75 cars per 1,000 residents, 2.51 of them in the last month, Belgium, occupies 7th 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 Belgian 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 2012, as 553,489 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 49.69.

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

Belgium - 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.
December 20224,94824,58429,5322.5165,258366,333431,59136.75
November 20225,47329,77835,2513.0365,647362,126427,77336.82
October 20225,62530,45136,0763.1165,694356,482422,17636.34
September 20225,55331,02536,5783.1566,673351,076417,74935.96
August 20225,20028,91734,1172.9466,961346,605413,56635.60
July 20224,16326,19130,3542.6167,508344,714412,22235.48
June 20225,69534,81440,5093.4968,165346,119414,28435.66
May 20225,61329,02534,6382.9869,842352,431422,27336.35
April 20225,45328,40233,8552.9170,944358,242429,18636.94
March 20226,84836,99843,8463.7773,359367,032440,39137.91
February 20225,57732,20137,7783.2575,624375,000450,62438.79
January 20225,11033,94739,0573.3677,775379,335457,11039.35
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Belgium - New motor vehicle registrations
Belgium - New motor vehicle registrations