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Vehicle registrations - Germany. April of 2019

Drop in number of Germans passenger car registrations

In April, vehicle registrations in Germany fell by 0.03% with respect to April of 2018. In total, 346,174 cars were registered and 3,834,726 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 0.97% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 35,459, 10.06% more than in April of 2018.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 310,715, which represents a figure of 1.06% less than in April of 2018.

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 46.27 cars per 1,000 residents, 4.18 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 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 grown since 2009, as 3,588,507 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 43.76.

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.
April 201935,459310,715346,1744.18400,8073,433,9193,834,72646.27
March 201937,701345,523383,2244.62397,5673,437,2593,834,82646.27
February 201930,431268,867299,2983.61394,5503,439,1693,833,71946.25
January 201931,299265,702297,0013.58390,5453,432,0513,822,59646.12
December 201830,111237,058267,1693.22386,2823,435,7783,822,06046.11
November 201837,329272,674310,0033.74387,6783,452,6703,840,34846.39
October 201837,482252,628290,1103.50385,3803,482,6323,868,01246.72
September 201830,627200,134230,7612.79379,9653,502,8593,882,82446.90
August 201833,502316,405349,9074.23379,6213,590,7603,970,38147.96
July 201829,962317,848347,8104.20376,1123,528,0343,904,14647.16
June 201835,188341,308376,4964.55375,7553,493,2663,869,02146.73
May 201831,716305,057336,7734.07373,3833,479,6513,853,03446.54
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Germany - New motor vehicle registrations
Germany - New motor vehicle registrations