Number of new passenger cars registered grew for first time in 2019
According to Statistics Finland's data, in September 2019 the number of new passenger cars registered was 8,436, which was 29.1% from the year before. This is the first time that the figures on new cars sales show an increase in 2019 compared to 2018.
In September 2019 a total of 13,645 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 9,693 were automobiles. First registrations increased by 13% from the corresponding month of the previous year.
Source: Statistics Finland.
The number of first registrations was lowered towards the end of last year by the new WLTP measuring method for emissions introduced at the beginning of September 2018.
The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 16.3%. These data are based on the Traffic Affairs Register of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom) and they have been produced by Statistics Finland. The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland Islands.
Decrease in annual terms
In the January to September period of 2019 a total of 146,956 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an decrease of 4.1%.
The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to September period was 87,929, which is 10% down from the year before.
The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to September period were Toyota, Skoda and Volkswagen.