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Vehicle registrations - Norway. March of 2021

Norwegians sales of passenger car improve

In March, vehicle registrations in Norway grew by 22.53% with respect to March of 2020. In total, 19,267 cars were registered and 185,237 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 10.34% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 3,946, 20.56% more than in March of 2020.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 15,321, which represents a figure of 23.05% more than in March of 2020.

Norway is the 40th-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 Norwegians 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 34.51 cars per 1,000 residents, 3.59 of them in the last month, Norway, occupies 11th 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 Norwegian 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 2011, as 167,874 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 34.12.

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

Norway - 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.
March 20213,94615,32119,2673.5939,881145,356185,23734.51
February 20213,20010,68713,8872.5939,208142,486181,69433.85
January 20212,89710,30113,1982.4639,158142,145181,30333.78
December 20204,07120,57424,6454.5939,645141,405181,05033.73
November 20203,25612,53315,7892.9438,869132,085170,95431.85
October 20203,57112,94816,5193.0838,763129,583168,34631.36
September 20203,71815,55219,2703.5938,787127,114165,90130.91
August 20203,69710,80214,4992.7038,458
July 20202,2359,77212,0072.2440,485111,917146,67827.33
June 20203,57511,44315,0182.8042,050114,218150,54428.05
May 20202,8577,99810,8552.0243,383118,127155,78629.02
April 20202,8587,42510,2831.9245,065123,246162,58730.29
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Norway - New motor vehicle registrations
Norway - New motor vehicle registrations