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Vehicle registrations - France. December of 2007

More December passenger car were sold in France

In December, vehicle registrations in France grew by 17.03% with respect to December of 2006. In total, 224,135 cars were registered and 2,584,035 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 3.4% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 41,587, 1.98% more than in December of 2006.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 182,548, which represents a figure of 21.09% more than in December of 2006.

France is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 133 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 40.37 cars per 1,000 residents, 3.5 of them in the last month, France, occupies 18th 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.

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.
December 200741,587182,548224,1353.50519,4922,064,5432,584,03540.37
November 200745,879169,757215,6363.39518,6832,032,7442,551,42740.09
October 200747,039188,877235,9163.71516,8072,021,2832,538,09039.88
September 200739,428148,164187,5922.95516,4112,005,5432,521,95439.63
August 200732,695111,249143,9442.26513,6692,001,0132,514,68239.51
July 200745,818183,340229,1583.60509,5322,003,7192,513,25139.49
June 200749,568216,476266,0444.18501,2961,971,9282,473,22438.86
May 200743,197172,320215,5173.39501,7591,979,1892,480,94838.98
April 200742,384172,621215,0053.38499,3471,984,2122,483,55939.02
March 200745,018189,869234,8873.69500,5901,993,2382,493,82839.18
February 200742,344157,671200,0153.14503,3352,000,7452,504,08039.34
January 200744,535171,651216,1863.40501,3452,003,6112,504,95639.36
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