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Vehicle registrations - Germany. March of 2021

Drop in number of Germans passenger car registrations

In March, vehicle registrations in Germany grew by 35.71% with respect to March of 2020. In total, 330,092 cars were registered and 3,226,004 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 6.58% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 37,743, 34.22% more than in March of 2020.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 292,349, which represents a figure of 35.9% more than in March of 2020.

Germany 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 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 38.79 cars per 1,000 residents, 3.97 of them in the last month, Germany, occupies 7th 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 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 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 2011, as 3,309,435 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 41.25.

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.

Germany - 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.
March 202137,743292,349330,0923.97353,2362,872,7683,226,00438.79
February 202127,593194,349221,9422.67343,6132,795,5383,139,15137.75
January 202123,975169,754193,7292.33344,1352,841,1323,185,26738.30
December 202031,009311,394342,4034.12349,0712,917,6783,266,74939.28
November 202036,570290,150326,7203.93347,6692,889,6643,237,33338.93
October 202036,345274,303310,6483.74346,1512,898,6413,244,79239.02
September 202031,865265,227297,0923.57343,0162,908,9313,251,94739.10
August 202029,284251,044280,3283.37338,246
July 202031,756314,938346,6944.17346,8322,637,2822,946,24435.43
June 202027,018220,272247,2902.97348,7372,636,0922,946,95935.43
May 202020,623168,148188,7712.27360,5872,741,0513,063,76836.84
April 202019,455120,840140,2951.69379,5122,905,8653,247,50739.05
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Germany - New motor vehicle registrations
Germany - New motor vehicle registrations