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New car registration slides by 13% in May

10 Jun 2019, 06:17 ( 5 Months ago) | updated: 10 Jun 2019, 06:19 ( 5 Months ago)

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A total of 19,376 new motor vehicles were registered in May, 2019, of which 12,661 were automobiles, according to Statistics Finland.

First registrations decreased by 9.2 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year.

In May the number of new private cars registered was 10,884, which was 12.8 per cent down from the year before. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 19.4 per cent.

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.

In the January to May period of 2019 a total of 84,141 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an decrease of 6.2 per cent.

The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to May period was 49,734, which is 14.2 per cent down from the year before.

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