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Vehicle registrations - France. April of 2019

French sales of passenger car improve

In April, vehicle registrations in France grew by 2.75% with respect to April of 2018. In total, 237,489 cars were registered and 2,701,404 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 2.03% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 49,293, 12.7% more than in April of 2018.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 188,196, which represents a figure of 0.43% more than in April of 2018.

France is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 135 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 41.74 cars per 1,000 residents, 3.67 of them in the last month, France, occupies 12th 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 grown since 2009, as 2,497,587 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 38.81.

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.
April 201949,293188,196237,4893.67530,6242,170,7802,701,40441.74
March 201953,486225,818279,3044.32525,0712,169,9742,695,04541.64
February 201942,824172,438215,2623.33525,2582,175,2592,700,51741.72
January 201940,668155,079195,7473.02522,4292,171,7142,694,14341.62
December 201845,518165,390210,9083.26519,2662,173,4812,692,74741.60
November 201845,391171,611217,0023.24518,4352,201,4632,719,89840.64
October 201848,097173,798221,8953.32517,1012,209,8572,726,95840.75
September 201839,435148,750188,1852.81513,8252,212,5512,726,37640.74
August 201830,051150,390180,4412.70514,4482,234,4462,748,89441.07
July 201839,658175,392215,0503.21510,9232,191,5052,702,42840.38
June 201853,914252,216306,1304.57508,0522,163,6312,671,68339.92
May 201842,289191,702233,9913.50506,3662,142,3412,648,70739.58
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France - New motor vehicle registrations
France - New motor vehicle registrations