In December, vehicle registrations in Italy grew by 15.83% with respect to December of 2021. In total, 122,581 cars were registered and 1,504,525 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 9.6% less than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of December is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 17,666, 7.75% less than in December of 2021.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 104,915, which represents a figure of 21.04% more than in December of 2021.
Italy is the 11th-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 Italians 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 25.57 cars per 1,000 residents, 2.08 of them in the last month, Italy, occupies 21th 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 Italian 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 1,535,587 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 25.73.
Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Italy. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Italy in en Italian economy.