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Vehicle registrations - France. June of 2020

Drop in number of French passenger car registrations

In June, vehicle registrations in France grew by 1.42% with respect to June of 2019. In total, 291,064 cars were registered and 2,010,468 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 25.26% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 57,250, 2.18% more than in June of 2019.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 233,814, which represents a figure of 1.23% more than in June of 2019.

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 29.96 cars per 1,000 residents, 4.34 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 2010, as 2,796,762 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 43.25.

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.

France - New motor vehicle registrations
DateCommercial vehicles MonthPassengers vehicles MonthMonthly vehicle salesMonthly Vehicles/ 1,000 p.Commercial vehicles YearPassengers vehicles YearAnnual vehicle salesAnnual Vehicles/ 1,000 p.
June 202057,250233,814291,0644.34448,5221,591,4122,010,46829.96
May 202030,95496,310127,2641.90447,2991,588,5622,006,39529.90
April 20208,65220,99729,6490.44463,9831,686,2002,120,71731.61
March 202019,73362,66882,4011.23504,6241,853,3992,328,55734.70
February 202043,493167,782211,2753.15538,3772,016,5492,525,46037.64
January 202036,960134,229171,1892.55537,7082,021,2052,529,44737.70
December 201948,875211,194260,0693.88541,4162,042,0552,554,00538.06
November 201942,151172,731214,8823.21538,0591,996,2512,504,84437.38
October 201946,862188,987235,8493.52541,2991,995,1312,506,96437.41
September 201940,434173,443213,8773.19542,5341,979,9422,493,01037.20
August 201929,466541,535
July 201943,692129,257172,9492.58542,1202,105,6392,647,75939.51
< 2019
France - New motor vehicle registrations
France - New motor vehicle registrations