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Sales of passenger cars fell by 18% in Finland in July

A total of 2,105 new electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars were registered, which was 43% up from the year before
FILED - 13 March 2015, Bavaria, Regensburg: A staff member polishes the engine of a BMW car model at the assembly plant of car manufacturer BMW in Regensburg. The international shortage of microchips means German carmaker BMW will temporarily stop production at its facility in Regensburg, according to a company spokesperson on Sunday. Photo: picture alliance / dpa
A staff member polishes the engine of a BMW at the assembly plant in Regensburg (Germany). Photo: picture alliance/dpa/File photo.

Sales of passenger cars in Finland fell again in July, following 4 consecutive months of increases.

According to the latest data released by Statistics Finland, last month the number of new passenger cars registered was 7,481, which was 17.8% down from the same month the year before.

Screenshot 2021-08-05 at 09-31-40 Statistics Finland - First registrations of motor vehiclesSource: Statistics Finland.

The share of new electric passenger cars was 10% and plug-in hybrid electric cars 18.1%.

A total of 2,105 new electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars were registered, which was 43% up from the year before.

Regarding the total number of new motor vehicles registered, in July there were 13,538 new registrations, of which 8,509 were automobiles. First registrations decreased by 12.6% from the corresponding month of the previous year.

January-July

In the January to July period a total of 115,653 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an increase of 12.2%.

The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to July period was 64,215, which is 13.7% up from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to July period were Toyota, Volkswagen and Skoda.

These data are based on the Traffic Affairs Register of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom).

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