In May, vehicle registrations in Iceland grew by 67.25% with respect to May of 2021. In total, 2,492 cars were registered and 16,982 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 46.87% more than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of May is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 270, 78.81% more than in May of 2021.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 2,222, which represents a figure of 65.94% more than in May of 2021.
Iceland is the 86th-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 46.05 cars per 1,000 residents, 6.76 of them in the last month, Iceland, occupies second 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 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 2012, as 6,990 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 21.87.
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.