In May, vehicle registrations in Norway grew by 3.46% with respect to May of 2018. In total, 17,656 cars were registered and 196,229 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 2.11% less than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of May is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 4,539, 12.94% more than in May of 2018.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 13,117, which represents a figure of 0.54% more than in May of 2018.
Norway is the 40th-placed country in ranking of 135 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 37.05 cars per 1,000 residents, 3.33 of them in the last month, Norway, occupies 17th 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 2009, as 127,452 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 26.56.
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.