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Vehicle registrations - Belgium. December of 2007

Fewer December passenger car sales in Belgium

In December, vehicle registrations in Belgium grew by 11.33% with respect to December of 2006. In total, 27,613 cars were registered and 606,459 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 1.38% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 3,918, 2.67% more than in December of 2006.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 23,695, which represents a figure of 12.91% more than in December of 2006.

Belgium is the 19th-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 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 56.85 cars per 1,000 residents, 2.59 of them in the last month, Belgium, occupies 5th 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.

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 20073,91823,69527,6132.5981,664524,795606,45956.85
November 20075,90236,35142,2533.9981,562522,086603,64857.03
October 20076,84846,15052,9985.0181,205520,421601,62656.84
September 20075,75736,61142,3684.0080,129515,763595,89256.30
August 20075,84033,88239,7223.7580,262514,141594,40356.16
July 20076,32239,59745,9194.3479,273513,277592,55055.98
June 20078,12249,97758,0995.4977,841509,039586,88055.45
May 20078,00246,96154,9635.1976,088505,180581,26854.92
April 20077,32547,71355,0385.2074,691508,920583,61155.14
March 20078,27659,17067,4466.3773,743512,354586,09755.37
February 20076,78748,85655,6435.2673,430518,147591,57755.89
January 20078,56555,83264,3976.0872,660523,845596,50556.36
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