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Vehicle registrations - United Kingdom. March of 2021

Drop in number of British passenger car registrations

In March, vehicle registrations in United Kingdom grew by 19.71% with respect to March of 2020. In total, 345,876 cars were registered and 1,936,084 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 15.76% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 61,912, 80.85% more than in March of 2020.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 283,964, which represents a figure of 11.5% more than in March of 2020.

United Kingdom is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 137 countries based on number of vehicle registrations.

A very useful variable for estimating the level of economic wealth enjoyed by British 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 28.89 cars per 1,000 residents, 5.16 of them in the last month, United Kingdom, occupies 17th 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 British 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 2011, as 2,259,179 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 35.85.

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

United Kingdom - 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.
March 202161,912283,964345,8765.16363,0521,573,0321,936,08428.89
February 202119,88351,31271,1951.06335,3741,543,7521,879,12628.04
January 202127,11390,249117,3621.75332,3411,572,0341,904,37528.41
December 202031,324132,682164,0062.45332,5571,631,0641,963,62129.30
November 202033,358113,781147,1392.20333,8091,647,3791,981,18829.56
October 202033,761140,945174,7062.61331,9031,690,2192,022,12230.17
September 202056,926328,041384,9675.74329,1901,692,5252,021,71530.16
August 202021,95887,226109,1841.63319,338
July 202030,955174,887205,8423.07323,2111,620,5131,917,89328.61
June 202032,333145,377177,7102.65321,1861,538,1991,833,55427.36
May 20208,84720,24729,0940.43337,2071,616,2431,927,61928.76
April 20204,6824,3219,0030.13362,6281,779,7202,116,51731.58
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United Kingdom - New motor vehicle registrations
United Kingdom - New motor vehicle registrations