In May, vehicle registrations in Denmark fell by 40.23% with respect to May of 2019. In total, 13,522 cars were registered and 209,748 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 19.89% less than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of May is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 2,090, 39.35% less than in May of 2019.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 11,432, which represents a figure of 40.39% less than in May of 2019.
Denmark is the 38th-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 Danes 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 36.13 cars per 1,000 residents, 2.33 of them in the last month, Denmark, occupies 8th 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 Danish 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 grown since 2010, as 145,026 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 26.2.
Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Denmark. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Denmark in en Danish economy.