Vehicle registrations - Brazil. December of 2017

Brazilians passenger car registrations rise

In December, vehicle registrations in Brazil grew by 4.06% with respect to December of 2016. In total, 212,615 cars were registered and 2,239,680 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 9.24% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 40,661, 12.89% more than in December of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 171,954, which represents a figure of 2.16% more than in December of 2016.

Brazil is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 35 countries based on number of vehicle registrations.

A very useful variable for estimating the level of economic wealth enjoyed by Brazilians 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 10.87 cars per 1,000 residents, 1.03 of them in the last month, Brazil, occupies one of the final places in the ranking, meaning that its population is among those in the table with the least spending power.

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.

Changes in Brazilian 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 2007, as 2,462,728 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 13.

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

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DateCommercial vehicles MonthPassengers vehicles MonthMonthly vehicle salesMonthly Vehicles/ 1,000 p.Commercial vehicles YearPassengers vehicles YearAnnual vehicle salesAnnual Vehicles/ 1,000 p.
December 201740,661171,954212,6151.03386,6681,853,0122,239,68010.87
November 201735,317168,888204,2050.99382,0251,849,3692,231,39410.83
October 201736,035166,822202,8570.98377,4051,827,9402,205,34510.70
September 201731,190168,021199,2110.97369,0061,792,5192,161,52510.49
August 201735,631180,903216,5341.05368,0891,754,1862,122,27510.30
July 201733,117151,698184,8150.90368,4851,721,1462,089,63110.14
June 201733,778161,176194,9540.95371,1621,715,0622,086,22410.12
May 201732,265163,297195,5620.95370,5351,692,5322,063,06710.01
April 201725,406131,488156,8940.76369,3871,665,6072,034,9949.87
March 201732,215156,934189,1490.92375,7161,665,3232,041,0399.90
February 201724,098111,567135,6650.66376,2061,654,9032,031,1099.85
January 201726,955120,264147,2190.71376,7381,665,5152,042,2539.91
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Brazil - New motor vehicle registrations
Brazil - New motor vehicle registrations