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Vehicle registrations - Switzerland. December of 2022

Drop in number of Swiss passenger car registrations

In December, vehicle registrations in Switzerland grew by 1.2% with respect to December of 2021. In total, 27,686 cars were registered and 254,884 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 6.32% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 2,949, 3.98% more than in December of 2021.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 24,737, which represents a figure of 0.87% more than in December of 2021.

Switzerland is the 33th-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 Swiss 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 28.91 cars per 1,000 residents, 3.14 of them in the last month, Switzerland, occupies 16th 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 Swiss 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 2012, as 363,777 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 45.25.

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

Switzerland - 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 20222,94924,73727,6863.1428,878226,006254,88428.91
November 20222,71821,40624,1242.7628,765225,792254,55729.13
October 20222,16117,18519,3462.2128,828223,211252,03928.84
September 20222,45820,94723,4052.6829,043221,086250,12928.62
August 20222,20916,45618,6652.1429,145219,787248,93228.49
July 20221,92315,67517,5982.0129,481219,787249,26828.52
June 20222,35321,27723,6302.7030,178223,534253,71229.03
May 20222,28818,45020,7382.3730,871228,262259,13329.65
April 20222,27315,64617,9192.0531,290229,803261,09329.88
March 20222,89021,72224,6122.8232,322236,211268,53330.73
February 20222,36916,60618,9752.1733,000239,725272,72531.21
January 20222,28715,89918,1862.0833,269239,250272,51931.18
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Switzerland - New motor vehicle registrations
Switzerland - New motor vehicle registrations