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Vehicle registrations - United Kingdom. December of 2022

Drop in number of British passenger car registrations

In December, vehicle registrations in United Kingdom grew by 8.68% with respect to December of 2021. In total, 153,821 cars were registered and 1,943,572 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 5.05% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 25,359, 23.02% less than in December of 2021.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 128,462, which represents a figure of 18.29% more than in December of 2021.

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 28.97 cars per 1,000 residents, 2.29 of them in the last month, United Kingdom, occupies 15th 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 2012, as 2,335,338 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 36.54.

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.

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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.
December 202225,359128,462153,8212.29329,5091,614,0631,943,57228.97
November 202229,017142,889171,9062.56337,0931,594,1971,931,29028.79
October 202226,943134,344161,2872.40343,7941,567,0141,910,80828.49
September 202239,643225,269264,9123.95347,9181,538,9351,886,85328.13
August 202218,74068,85887,5981.31343,7281,528,9781,872,70627.92
July 202222,315112,162134,4772.00348,1421,528,1531,876,29527.97
June 202230,120140,958171,0782.55352,5011,539,2871,891,78828.20
May 202226,104124,394150,4982.24360,5431,584,4571,945,00028.99
April 202225,412119,167144,5792.16367,8821,616,8001,984,68229.59
March 202245,841243,479289,3204.31376,7941,639,2162,016,01030.05
February 202218,86958,99477,8631.16392,8651,679,7012,072,56630.90
January 202221,146115,087136,2332.03393,8791,672,0192,065,89830.80
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United Kingdom - New motor vehicle registrations
United Kingdom - New motor vehicle registrations