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Vehicle registrations - Germany. December of 2022

More December passenger car were sold in Germany

In December, vehicle registrations in Germany grew by 34.72% with respect to December of 2021. In total, 345,911 cars were registered and 2,963,748 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 0.32% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 31,593, 8.43% more than in December of 2021.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 314,318, which represents a figure of 38.08% more than in December of 2021.

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 35.13 cars per 1,000 residents, 4.1 of them in the last month, Germany, occupies 8th 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 2012, as 3,394,002 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 42.15.

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.
December 202231,593314,318345,9114.10312,3912,651,3572,963,74835.13
November 202232,479260,512292,9913.52309,9342,564,6692,874,60334.54
October 202224,089208,642232,7312.80305,9542,502,4152,808,36933.74
September 202225,265224,816250,0813.00309,3782,472,4562,781,83433.42
August 202224,697199,183223,8802.69310,1922,444,6122,754,80433.10
July 202223,716205,911229,6272.76311,2942,438,7362,750,03033.04
June 202225,671224,558250,2293.01316,3922,469,2182,785,61033.47
May 202224,296207,199231,4952.78325,4352,518,8122,844,24734.17
April 202221,633180,264201,8972.43331,3292,542,2482,873,57734.52
March 202230,350241,330271,6803.26340,8282,591,6342,932,46235.23
February 202225,371200,512225,8832.71348,2212,642,6532,990,87435.93
January 202223,231184,112207,3432.49350,4432,636,4902,986,93335.88
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Germany - New motor vehicle registrations
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