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Vehicle registrations - United States. February of 2018

Fewer February passenger car sales in United States

In February, vehicle registrations in United States fell by 2.05% with respect to February of 2017. In total, 1,326,296 cars were registered and 17,518,946 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 1.69% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 904,991, 4.06% more than in February of 2017.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 421,305, which represents a figure of 13% less than in February of 2017.

United States is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 35 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 54.22 cars per 1,000 residents, 4.1 of them in the last month, United States, occupies 4th 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 2008, as 16,310,600 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 54.15.

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.
February 2018904,991421,3051,326,2964.1011,555,0595,963,88717,518,94654.22
January 2018816,234364,8141,181,0483.6611,519,7876,026,85817,546,64554.30
December 20171,141,736495,0361,636,7725.0711,456,2276,073,53317,529,76054.25
November 2017958,088459,3651,417,4534.3911,431,1616,177,91717,609,07854.50
October 2017927,587455,4851,383,0724.2811,366,1546,227,53917,593,69354.45
September 20171,017,563534,1771,551,7404.8011,330,0186,276,68917,606,70754.49
August 2017987,606523,3541,510,9604.6811,219,1126,296,67517,515,78754.21
July 2017937,594501,1791,438,7734.4511,191,3756,353,24117,544,61654.30
June 2017980,057520,5681,500,6254.6411,209,8626,442,80017,652,66254.63
May 2017979,474562,2331,541,7074.7711,174,0586,526,70117,700,75954.78
April 2017912,543537,3201,449,8634.4911,121,9416,589,77017,711,71154.81
March 2017991,586589,0511,580,6374.8911,125,0656,660,88317,785,94855.04
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United States - New motor vehicle registrations
United States - New motor vehicle registrations