In February, vehicle registrations in Estonia fell by 1.12% with respect to February of 2020. In total, 2,035 cars were registered and 22,391 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 23.45% less than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of February is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 405, 10.35% more than in February of 2020.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 1,630, which represents a figure of 3.61% less than in February of 2020.
Estonia is the 80th-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 Estonians 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 16.85 cars per 1,000 residents, 1.53 of them in the last month, Estonia, occupies 33th place in the ranking.
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 Estonian 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 2011, as 13,366 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 10.05.
Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Estonia. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Estonia in en Estonian economy.