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Vehicle registrations - Portugal. April of 2021

Drop in number of Portuguese passenger car registrations

In April, vehicle registrations in Portugal grew by 376.26% with respect to April of 2020. In total, 18,112 cars were registered and 177,670 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 14.68% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 3,303, 213.38% more than in April of 2020.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 14,809, which represents a figure of 438.7% more than in April of 2020.

Portugal is the 41th-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 Portuguese 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 17.27 cars per 1,000 residents, 1.76 of them in the last month, Portugal, occupies 34th 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 Portuguese 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 260,873 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 24.67.

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

Portugal - 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 20213,30314,80918,1121.7634,436143,234177,67017.27
March 20213,40012,69916,0991.5632,187131,174163,36115.88
February 20212,3888,31110,6991.0430,590129,071159,66115.52
January 20212,48310,02912,5121.2230,977141,023172,00016.72
December 20204,03814,25218,2901.7831,575145,417176,99217.21
November 20203,14311,82614,9691.4532,508148,891181,39917.62
October 20202,88613,67916,5651.6132,500153,465185,96518.06
September 20203,21813,18616,4041.5933,012155,435188,44718.30
August 20202,24512,41714,6621.4233,272
July 20202,89215,20918,1011.7634,627144,390175,41717.04
June 20202,60211,07613,6781.3335,090141,616173,10616.81
May 20201,8385,7417,5790.7436,926155,845189,17118.37
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Portugal - New motor vehicle registrations
Portugal - New motor vehicle registrations