Vehicle registrations - Brazil. December of 2018

Brazilians sales of passenger car improve

In December, vehicle registrations in Brazil grew by 10.31% with respect to December of 2017. In total, 234,531 cars were registered and 2,566,434 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 14.59% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 45,768, 12.56% more than in December of 2017.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 188,763, which represents a figure of 9.78% more than in December of 2017.

Brazil is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 36 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 12.26 cars per 1,000 residents, 1.12 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 2008, as 2,820,350 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 14.73.

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 201845,768188,763234,5311.12466,8332,099,6012,566,43412.26
November 201839,096191,849230,9451.10461,7262,082,7922,544,51812.16
October 201846,167208,565254,7321.22457,9472,059,8312,517,77812.03
September 201840,447172,892213,3391.02447,8152,018,0882,465,90311.78
August 201844,875203,748248,6231.19438,5582,013,2172,451,77511.71
July 201841,653175,856217,5091.04429,3141,990,3722,419,68611.56
June 201838,569163,413201,9820.97420,7781,966,2142,386,99211.41
May 201837,591164,306201,8970.96415,9871,963,9772,379,96411.37
April 201838,635178,705217,3401.04410,6611,962,9682,373,62911.34
March 201834,544172,821207,3650.99397,4321,915,7512,313,18311.05
February 201827,126129,779156,9050.75395,1031,899,8642,294,96710.97
January 201832,362148,904181,2660.87392,0751,881,6522,273,72710.86
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Brazil - New motor vehicle registrations
Brazil - New motor vehicle registrations