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Vehicle registrations - France. October of 2022

French passenger car registrations fall in October

In October, vehicle registrations in France grew by 3.03% with respect to October of 2021. In total, 157,477 cars were registered and 1,923,372 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 11.93% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 32,496, 5.35% less than in October of 2021.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 124,981, which represents a figure of 5.45% more than in October of 2021.

France is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 137 countries based on number of vehicle registrations.

A very useful variable for estimating the level of economic wealth enjoyed by French 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 28.35 cars per 1,000 residents, 2.32 of them in the last month, France, occupies 15th 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.

Changes in French 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 2012, as 2,412,056 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 36.95.

Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in France. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about France in en French 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.
October 202232,496124,981157,4772.32406,2131,517,1591,923,37228.35
September 202234,761141,137175,8982.59408,0491,510,6971,918,74628.28
August 202221,36391,403112,7661.66412,3491,503,3901,915,73928.24
July 202228,700107,547136,2472.01415,7441,500,0521,915,79628.24
June 202240,990171,087212,0773.13423,9181,508,2181,932,13628.48
May 202233,047126,809159,8562.36434,7791,536,6391,971,41829.06
April 202231,667108,724140,3912.07441,4701,550,8701,992,34029.37
March 202239,005147,078186,0832.74454,1821,582,5722,036,75430.02
February 202232,390115,383147,7732.18467,8071,618,2682,086,07530.75
January 202232,408102,899135,3071.99476,6141,635,5222,112,13631.13
December 202143,516158,117201,6332.97483,2721,659,0032,142,27531.58
November 202135,870121,994157,8642.33487,5891,687,2092,174,79832.14
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France - New motor vehicle registrations
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