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New automobile registrations post 1.8% rise in March

Published : 07 Apr 2020, 02:48

Updated : 07 Apr 2020, 10:21

  DF Report

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A total of 15,853 new motor vehicles were registered in March, of which 10,738 were automobiles, according to the Statistics Finland.

The number of first registrations marked a 1.8 per cent rise year on year.

In March the number of new private cars registered was 9,194, which was 0.9 per cent down from the figure one year before. The share of diesel-driven private cars among the new private cars was 15.8 per cent.

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

In the January to March period of this year, a total of 45,194 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the figure of one year before, there was a decrease of 4.0 per cent.

The number of private cars first registered in the January-March period was 28,266, which marks a 2.9 per cent slide year on year.

The most common private car makes first registered in the first quarter of the year were Toyota, Skoda, and Volkswagen.