In December, vehicle registrations in Brazil grew by 18.26% with respect to December of 2006. In total, 242,240 cars were registered and 2,462,728 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, more than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of December is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 49,833, 36.76% more than in December of 2006.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 192,407, which represents a figure of 14.25% more than in December of 2006.
Brazil is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 133 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 13.03 cars per 1,000 residents, 1.28 of them in the last month, Brazil, occupies 48th 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 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.