Passenger car registrations are up sharply from last year, when the pandemic hit the economy hardest. However, vehicle sales are still far from reaching the values of 2019, prior to the coronavirus crisis.
According to Statistics Finland's data, in June the number of new passenger cars registered was 9,941, which was 23.9% up from the year before, but compared to June 2019, passenger car registrations decreased by 5.7%.
The share of new electric passenger cars was 10.6% and plug-in hybrid electric cars 19.5%.
A total of 2,997 new electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars were registered, which was 158% up from the year before.
In June 2021, a total of 18,199 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 11,661 were automobiles. First registrations increased by 12.3% from the corresponding month of the previous year.
First semester of the year
The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to June period was 56,730, which is 19.7% up from the year before.
The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to June period were Toyota, Volkswagen and Skoda.
In the first semester, a total of 102,109 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an increase of 16.6%.
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.