In December, vehicle registrations in Netherlands fell by 9.75% with respect to December of 2021. In total, 36,626 cars were registered and 387,000 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 4.56% less than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of December is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 5,726, 17.41% more than in December of 2021.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 30,900, which represents a figure of 13.46% less than in December of 2021.
Netherlands is the 28th-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 21.73 cars per 1,000 residents, 2.06 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 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 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 2012, as 571,775 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 34.08.
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.