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 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 29.17 cars per 1,000 residents, 3.17 of them in the last month, Switzerland, occupies 13th place in the ranking.
As can be seen, the number of registrations per thousand residents has grown in the last year. The increase in this figure is positive, as it generally indicates improved public confidence in the country's 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.