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New car registration ups by 18% in October

Published : 06 Nov 2019, 15:47

  DF Report

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The number of new passenger cars registered in October was 9,366, which was 18.0 per cent higher from the year before, according to Statistics Finland.

In October a total of 15,317 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 10,925 were automobiles.

First registrations increased by 11.0 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year.

The number of first registrations was lowered towards the end of last year by the new WLTP measuring method for emissions introduced at the beginning of September 2018.

The share of new diesel-driven passenger private  was 16.4 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 October period of 2019 a total of 162,279 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an decrease of 2.8 per cent.

The number of private cars first registered in the January to October period was 97,299, which is 7.9 per cent down from the year before.

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