Vehicle registrations - Portugal. December of 2007

Portuguese passenger car registrations rise

In December, vehicle registrations in Portugal grew by 8.2% with respect to December of 2006. In total, 21,811 cars were registered and 276,606 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 4.31% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 6,463, 1.37% less than in December of 2006.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 15,348, which represents a figure of 12.81% more than in December of 2006.

Portugal is the 34th-placed country in ranking of 133 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 26.21 cars per 1,000 residents, 2.07 of them in the last month, Portugal, occupies 33th 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.

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.
December 20076,46315,34821,8112.0774,790201,816276,60626.21
November 20076,28815,91722,2052.1174,880200,073274,95326.10
October 20075,47915,67921,1582.0174,998198,860273,85826.00
September 20074,67512,99417,6691.6875,439197,416272,85525.91
August 20073,72711,78615,5131.4777,038196,821273,85926.00
July 20074,33522,55426,8892.5577,493196,730274,22326.04
June 200711,67123,02234,6933.2978,273192,578270,85125.72
May 20077,32618,78826,1142.4872,335191,150263,48525.02
April 20076,13416,28022,4142.1370,755191,395262,15024.89
March 20077,24820,88028,1282.6770,813192,187263,00024.97
February 20075,44514,10519,5501.8670,297192,193262,49024.92
January 20075,99914,46320,4621.9470,519193,534264,05325.07
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