Vehicle registrations - Mexico. October of 2020

Drop in number of Mexicans passenger car registrations

In October, vehicle registrations in Mexico fell by 21.26% with respect to October of 2019. In total, 86,935 cars were registered and 1,032,783 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 25.09% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 41,305, 15.13% less than in October of 2019.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 45,630, which represents a figure of 26.09% less than in October of 2019.

Mexico is the 15th-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 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 8.28 cars per 1,000 residents, 0.7 of them in the last month, Mexico, occupies 57th place in the ranking.

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 2010, as 823,386 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 7.3.

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.
November 202053,301552,526
October 202041,30545,63086,9350.70460,474569,0061,032,7838.28
September 202036,79243,22380,0150.64470,456585,1131,056,2498.47
August 202034,94043,89279,3620.64474,163605,5531,080,3998.66
July 202034,02441,12675,6450.61487,284624,2131,111,7568.91
June 202029,68335,07165,0200.52499,796645,2821,145,1549.18
May 202021,26221,95243,3000.35517,365673,8851,190,6939.55
April 202017,22218,66036,7180.29542,449712,8981,253,42110.05
March 202040,79348,56589,7770.72570,149750,5221,318,64810.57
February 202044,80761,843106,6520.86583,224769,2311,349,88310.82
January 202044,98161,592107,2200.86583,886768,4201,350,09710.82
December 201956,63077,671134,3161.08585,245774,4431,357,03010.88
< 2019
Mexico - New motor vehicle registrations
Mexico - New motor vehicle registrations