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New car registration slides by 9.6% in June

05 Jul 2019, 20:03 ( 4 Months ago) | updated: 06 Jul 2019, 08:53 ( 4 Months ago)

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A total of 18,198 new motor vehicles were registered in June, 2019 of which 12,583 were automobiles, according to Statistics Finland

First registrations decreased by 3.5 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In June the number of new private cars registered was 10,537, which was 9.6 per cent down from the year before.

The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 17.8 per cent.  The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland Islands.

In the January to June period of 2019 a total of 102,346 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was a decrease of 5.8 per cent.

The number of private cars first registered in the January to June period was 60,277, which is 13.4 per cent down from the year before.

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