In December, vehicle registrations in United Kingdom grew by 3.71% with respect to December of 2006. In total, 164,505 cars were registered and 2,799,619 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 2.39% more than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of December is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 26,545, 6.98% more than in December of 2006.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 137,960, which represents a figure of 3.1% more than in December of 2006.
United Kingdom is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 133 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 45.47 cars per 1,000 residents, 2.67 of them in the last month, United Kingdom, occupies 11th 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.
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.