First registrations of motor vehicles
|Updated: 29.4.2013 - Next update: 23.4.2014|
In March 2013 the number of new passenger cars registered was 9,492
In March 2013 a total of 14,532 new motor
vehicles were registered, of which 10,555 were automobiles. First
registrations decreased by 54.5 per cent from the corresponding
month of the previous year. In March the number of new passenger
cars registered was 9,492, which was 58.6 per cent down from the
year before. The decrease of new registered cars was due to
automobile taxes which changed 1.4.2012. The number of passenger
cars first registered in March has been on average approximately
12,000 during the 2000s. The share of new diesel-driven passenger
cars was 36.9 per cent. These data are based on the Vehicular and
Driver Data Register of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency and
they have been produced by Statistics Finland. The numbers are
exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland Islands.
In the January to March period of 2013 a total of 41,791 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was a decrease of 38.4 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to March period was 27,640, which is 42.2 per cent down from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to March period were Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
Statistics Finland, First registrations of motor vehicles
Description of indicator
Statistics Finland's statistics on motor vehicles are based on the vehicle traffic register of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency, which contains data on all road transport vehicles liable for registration on Mainland Finland. First registrations are drawn monthly from the register for Statistics Finland. Ålands Motorfordonsbyrå supplies to Statistics Finland annual statistics on first registrations on the Åland Islands, and these data are added to the long time series on first registrations. Vehicles in the separate register of the defence forces are no included in Statistics Finland's statistics on motor vehicles.