Vehicle registrations - Spain. October of 2020

Drop in number of Spaniards passenger car registrations

In October, vehicle registrations in Spain fell by 18.86% with respect to October of 2019. In total, 93,374 cars were registered and 1,048,029 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 29.88% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 19,146, 9.32% less than in October of 2019.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 74,228, which represents a figure of 21% less than in October of 2019.

Spain is the 14th-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 Spaniards 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 22.14 cars per 1,000 residents, 1.97 of them in the last month, Spain, 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 Spanish 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 2010, as 1,156,980 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 24.85.

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

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DateCommercial vehicles MonthPassengers vehicles MonthMonthly vehicle salesMonthly Vehicles/ 1,000 p.Commercial vehicles YearPassengers vehicles YearAnnual vehicle salesAnnual Vehicles/ 1,000 p.
October 202019,14674,22893,3741.97180,279868,6801,048,02922.14
September 202016,24570,72986,7191.83181,992888,4131,069,73022.60
August 202012,85066,92579,6761.68181,130899,4351,079,98922.82
July 202022,331117,929140,0712.96184,869907,0001,091,48223.06
June 202017,70582,651100,2172.12184,307863,5611,089,81223.03
May 20209,58334,33743,8310.93189,869911,4291,143,33124.16
April 20202,7274,1636,8330.14203,6261,002,7171,248,43326.38
March 20208,02437,64445,5660.96223,1531,160,1671,383,32029.23
February 202017,67494,620112,2942.37237,7531,245,1871,482,94031.33
January 202016,31986,443102,7622.17238,8471,251,2681,490,11531.48
December 201917,968105,853123,8212.62242,7381,258,3711,501,10931.72
November 201919,70793,158112,8652.40244,3651,251,8091,496,17431.77
< 2019
Spain - New motor vehicle registrations
Spain - New motor vehicle registrations