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New private car registration slides by 12% in April

09 May 2019, 20:21 ( 2 Months ago)

DF Report
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A total of 17,692 new motor vehicles were registered in April, which was 3.5 percent lower than number of the corresponding month of the previous year, according to Statistics Finland.

The number of new private cars registered in April was 9,748, which was 11.8 per cent down from the year before.

The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 20.3 per cent. The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland Islands.

In the January to April period of 2019 a total of 64,765 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was a decrease of 5.3 per cent.

The number of private cars first registered in the January to April period was 38,850, which is 14.5 per cent down from the year before.

The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to April period were Toyota, Skoda and Volkswagen.