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Vehicle registrations - Netherlands. April of 2021

Dutch passenger car registrations fall in April

In April, vehicle registrations in Netherlands grew by 56.07% with respect to April of 2020. In total, 31,496 cars were registered and 420,071 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 9.33% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 7,650, 59.11% more than in April of 2020.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 23,846, which represents a figure of 55.12% more than in April of 2020.

Netherlands is the 26th-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 Dutch 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 24.13 cars per 1,000 residents, 1.81 of them in the last month, Netherlands, occupies 25th 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 Dutch 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 2011, as 593,500 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 35.63.

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

Netherlands - 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.
April 20217,65023,84631,4961.8176,028344,043420,07124.13
March 20218,82824,18633,0141.9073,186335,570408,75623.48
February 20217,23221,86229,0941.6771,993340,880412,87323.72
January 20218,37635,19343,5692.5071,636348,886420,52224.16
December 20204,38142,82947,2102.7172,160357,996430,15624.71
November 20206,53733,49940,0362.3072,605357,603430,20824.71
October 20206,41631,98838,4042.2173,309363,258436,56725.08
September 20206,34529,43435,7792.0673,263365,371438,63425.20
August 20205,61026,46132,0711.8473,123
July 20205,86934,88540,7542.3474,513347,598415,11123.85
June 20204,81824,92629,7441.7175,123346,943415,06623.84
May 20203,96614,93418,9001.0980,168363,688436,85625.10
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Netherlands - New motor vehicle registrations
Netherlands - New motor vehicle registrations