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New private car registration shows 8.2% rise

07 Aug 2018, 02:16 ( 07 Aug, 2018) | updated: 07 Aug 2018, 10:40 ( 07 Aug, 2018)

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A total of 9,579 new private cars were registered in the country in July this year, which is 8.2 per cent more from that in the stipulated period of the previous year, according to Statistics Finland.

In July 2018, a total of 15,095 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 10,765 were automobiles.

The first registrations increased by 6.7 per cent from that in the corresponding month of the previous year.

The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 21.4 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 the January to July period of 2018 a total of 123,685 vehicles were first-registered. Compared to the year before, there was an increase of 4.3 per cent.

The number of passenger cars first-registered in the January to July period was 79,186, which is 8.0 per cent up from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first-registered in the January to July were Toyota, Volkswagen and Skoda.