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Vehicle registrations - United States. April of 2022

Americans passenger car registrations fall in April

In April, vehicle registrations in United States fell by 18.58% with respect to April of 2021. In total, 1,264,435 cars were registered and 14,477,237 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 9.81% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 998,495, 17.11% less than in April of 2021.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 265,940, which represents a figure of 23.68% less than in April of 2021.

United States 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 Americans 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 43.58 cars per 1,000 residents, 3.81 of them in the last month, United States, occupies second place, so, compared to the other countries in the ranking, its population has a good standard of living.

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 American 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 grown since 2012, as 13,507,040 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 43.34.

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

United States - 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 2022998,495265,9401,264,4353.8111,444,0613,033,17614,477,23743.58
March 20221,023,089258,1101,281,1993.8611,650,1883,115,68414,765,87244.45
February 2022867,637218,5431,086,1803.2711,887,7433,217,77815,105,52145.47
January 2022827,485200,2861,027,7713.0911,979,9193,255,69815,235,61745.87
December 2021999,174232,0201,231,1943.7112,036,1973,298,57315,334,77046.16
November 2021844,449195,4321,039,8813.1412,350,2293,407,65415,757,88347.57
October 2021878,106207,0951,085,2013.2812,446,9353,489,09715,936,03248.11
September 2021833,214211,8061,045,0203.1512,646,1293,596,18416,242,31349.04
August 2021878,670249,1781,127,8483.4012,887,5743,689,04416,576,61850.05
July 20211,024,633303,1781,327,8114.0113,063,3173,739,39716,802,71450.73
June 20211,030,174308,9421,339,1164.0413,004,9053,730,89516,735,80050.53
May 20211,238,935382,6461,621,5814.9012,847,7363,678,89016,526,62649.89
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United States - New motor vehicle registrations
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