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Vehicle registrations - Switzerland. April of 2022

Fewer April passenger car sales in Switzerland

In April, vehicle registrations in Switzerland fell by 29.34% with respect to April of 2021. In total, 17,919 cars were registered and 261,093 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 8.37% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 2,273, 31.23% less than in April of 2021.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 15,646, which represents a figure of 29.06% less than in April of 2021.

Switzerland is the 30th-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 30.11 cars per 1,000 residents, 2.07 of them in the last month, Switzerland, occupies 14th 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 361,028 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 45.39.

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.
April 20222,27315,64617,9192.0731,290229,803261,09330.11
March 20222,89021,72224,6122.8432,322236,211268,53330.97
February 20222,36916,60618,9752.1933,000239,725272,72531.46
January 20222,28715,89918,1862.1033,269239,250272,51931.43
December 20212,83624,52327,3593.1633,586238,481272,06731.38
November 20212,78118,82521,6062.4934,053243,409277,46232.00
October 20212,37615,06017,4362.0134,374247,430281,80432.50
September 20212,56019,64822,2082.5634,750253,345288,09533.23
August 20212,54516,45619,0012.1934,901255,151290,05233.45
July 20212,62019,42222,0422.5434,925254,955289,88033.43
June 20213,04626,00529,0513.3535,192258,174293,36633.84
May 20212,70719,99122,6982.6234,820256,646291,46633.62
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Switzerland - New motor vehicle registrations
Switzerland - New motor vehicle registrations