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New car sale slides by 16.8% in August

06 Sep 2019, 00:43 ( 17 days ago) | updated: 06 Sep 2019, 09:03 ( 17 days ago)

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The sale of new motor vehicles decreased significantly in August this year than the number of the stipulated period in previous year, according to Statistics Finland.

In August 2019 a total of 16,169 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 11,974 were automobiles. First registrations decreased by 7.5 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year.

In August the number of new private cars registered was 9,993, which was 16.8 per cent down from the year before.

The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 18.5 per cent.

The numbers, however, are exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland Islands.

In the January to August period of 2019 a total of 133,306 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an decrease of 5.6 per cent. The number of private  cars first registered in the January to August period was 79,492, which is 12.8 per cent down from the year before.

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