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Vehicle registrations - Spain. May of 2020

Drop in number of Spaniards passenger car registrations

In May, vehicle registrations in Spain fell by 70.57% with respect to May of 2019. In total, 43,831 cars were registered and 1,143,331 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 25.59% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 9,494, 59.27% less than in May of 2019.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 34,337, which represents a figure of 72.67% less than in May of 2019.

Spain is the 15th-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 24.27 cars per 1,000 residents, 0.93 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 1,230,762 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 26.48.

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.
May 20209,49434,33743,8310.93189,869911,4291,143,33124.27
April 20202,7274,1636,8330.15203,6261,002,7171,248,43326.51
March 20208,02437,64445,5660.97223,1531,160,1671,383,32029.37
February 202017,67494,620112,2942.38237,7531,245,1871,482,94031.48
January 202016,31986,443102,7622.18238,8471,251,2681,490,11531.64
December 201917,968105,853123,8212.63242,7381,258,3711,501,10931.87
November 201919,70793,158112,8652.40244,3651,251,8091,496,17431.77
October 201921,11493,961115,0752.44244,8511,249,7141,494,56531.73
September 201915,22781,75196,9782.06244,6641,244,1631,488,82731.61
August 201916,67974,49091,1691.94245,3161,231,5411,476,85731.36
July 201921,71974,490138,4012.94245,7471,264,7431,510,49032.07
June 201923,217130,519153,7363.26245,3151,279,2381,524,54632.37
< 2019
Spain - New motor vehicle registrations
Spain - New motor vehicle registrations