1st registration of cars posts 19% rise in Dec
09 Jan 2018, 00:11 ( 6 Months ago) | updated: 09 Jan 2018, 14:04 ( 6 Months ago)
A total of 15,216 new motor vehicles including 9,490 automobiles were registered in December 2017, according to Statistics Finland.
The number of first registration of cars increased 19.2 per cent from that in the corresponding month of 2016.
In December 2017, the number of new passenger cars registered was 8,068 or 1.0 per cent less than that one year ago. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars in that figure is 28.6 per cent.
These data are based on the Vehicular and Driver Data Register of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency and they have been produced by Statistics Finland. The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland Islands.
In January to December 2017, a total of 192,991 vehicles were first registered, posting 4.0 per cent rise from the previous year.
The number of passenger cars first registered in January to December 2017 was 118,583, which is 0.4 per cent less than that in 2016.
The most common passenger car makes first registered in 2017 were Toyota, Volkswagen and Skoda.