Vehicle registrations - Spain. January of 2020

Fewer January passenger car sales in Spain

In January, vehicle registrations in Spain fell by 9.66% with respect to January of 2019. In total, 102,762 cars were registered and 1,490,115 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 4.13% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 16,319, 19.31% less than in January of 2019.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 86,443, which represents a figure of 7.59% less than in January of 2019.

Spain is the 14th-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 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 31.75 cars per 1,000 residents, 2.19 of them in the last month, Spain, occupies 22th 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 grown since 2010, as 1,084,487 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 23.33.

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.
January 202016,31986,443102,7622.19238,8471,251,2681,490,11531.75
December 201917,968105,853123,8212.64242,7381,258,3711,501,10931.98
November 201919,70793,158112,8652.40244,3651,251,8091,496,17431.88
October 201921,11493,961115,0752.45244,8511,249,7141,494,56531.84
September 201915,22781,75196,9782.07244,6641,244,1631,488,82731.72
August 201916,67974,49091,1691.94245,3161,231,5411,476,85731.47
July 201921,715116,686138,4012.95245,7471,264,7431,510,49032.18
June 201923,217130,519153,7363.28245,3151,279,2381,524,54632.48
May 201923,308125,625148,9333.17245,4631,291,0951,536,55132.74
April 201922,303119,417141,7203.02245,1271,300,9921,546,11232.94
March 201922,522122,664145,1863.09243,9031,295,3911,539,28732.80
February 201918,768100,701119,4692.55242,8451,300,9021,543,74032.89
< 2019
Spain - New motor vehicle registrations
Spain - New motor vehicle registrations