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Vehicle registrations - Iceland. April of 2021

Fewer April passenger car sales in Iceland

In April, vehicle registrations in Iceland grew by 102.23% with respect to April of 2020. In total, 908 cars were registered and 10,710 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 2.96% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 127, 64.94% more than in April of 2020.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 781, which represents a figure of 109.95% more than in April of 2020.

Iceland is the 93th-placed country in ranking of 137 countries based on number of vehicle registrations.

A very useful variable for estimating the level of economic wealth enjoyed by Icelanders 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 29.04 cars per 1,000 residents, 2.46 of them in the last month, Iceland, 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.

Changes in Icelandic 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 2011, as 3,835 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 12.04.

Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Iceland. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Iceland in en Icelandic economy.

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DateCommercial vehicles MonthPassengers vehicles MonthMonthly vehicle salesMonthly Vehicles/ 1,000 p.Commercial vehicles YearPassengers vehicles YearAnnual vehicle salesAnnual Vehicles/ 1,000 p.
April 20211277819082.461,2389,47210,71029.04
March 20211289571,0852.941,1889,06310,25127.80
February 2021925546461.751,1569,18410,34028.04
January 20211026647662.081,1679,32410,49128.45
December 20201198049232.501,2219,36910,59028.72
November 2020875576441.771,2429,15210,39428.54
October 20201057408452.321,2759,23710,51228.87
September 2020871,0141,1013.021,3179,15810,47528.77
August 2020875816681.831,357
July 2020891,4801,5694.311,4038,2789,54826.22
June 2020948249182.521,4417,6018,90924.47
May 20201215166371.751,4748,1369,47726.03
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Iceland - New motor vehicle registrations
Iceland - New motor vehicle registrations