Vehicle registrations - Mexico. January of 2018

Mexicans passenger car registrations fall in January

In January, vehicle registrations in Mexico fell by 10.8% with respect to January of 2017. In total, 113,292 cars were registered and 1,560,408 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 5.33% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 46,100, 0.53% more than in January of 2017.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 67,192, which represents a figure of 17.76% less than in January of 2017.

Mexico is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 35 countries based on number of vehicle registrations.

A very useful variable for estimating the level of economic wealth enjoyed by Mexicans 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 12.23 cars per 1,000 residents, 0.89 of them in the last month, Mexico, occupies one of the final places in the ranking, meaning that its population is among those in the table with the least spending power.

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 Mexican 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 2008, as 1,149,146 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 10.47.

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

Mexico - 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.
January 201846,10067,192113,2920.89591,466969,5731,560,40812.23
December 201764,49199,411163,9021.29591,221984,0811,574,12412.34
November 201753,94791,668145,6151.14597,6501,012,2741,608,31012.61
October 201750,20576,576126,7810.99600,1811,023,3011,621,04512.71
September 201746,62773,201119,8280.94600,3571,034,6061,634,96312.82
August 201749,15379,857128,6681.01599,7911,049,8961,649,68712.93
July 201746,66578,966125,6310.99594,2881,063,7621,658,05013.00
June 201747,70083,324130,6331.02591,3181,076,0861,667,40413.07
May 201748,18978,152126,4970.99590,6701,083,7561,674,42613.13
April 201744,98572,778118,0580.93587,3511,085,3381,672,68913.11
March 201751,42889,396139,8121.10585,8781,090,5951,676,47313.14
February 201741,97679,052121,6910.95578,7221,077,5961,656,31812.99
< 2017
Mexico - New motor vehicle registrations
Mexico - New motor vehicle registrations