In February, vehicle registrations in Germany fell by 10.44% with respect to February of 2019. In total, 268,058 cars were registered and 3,593,371 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 6.27% less than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of February is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 28,115, 7.61% less than in February of 2019.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 239,943, which represents a figure of 10.76% less than in February of 2019.
Germany 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 Germans 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 43.28 cars per 1,000 residents, 3.23 of them in the last month, Germany, occupies 6th place, so, compared to the other countries in the ranking, its population has a good standard of living.
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 German 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 3,955,215 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 48.35.
Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Germany. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Germany in en German economy.