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New car registration slides by 10.4% in November

11 Dec 2018, 03:47 ( 6 Months ago) | updated: 11 Dec 2018, 11:57 ( 6 Months ago)

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A total of 8,662 new private cars were registered in November 2018, which was 10.4 per cent down from the year before, according to the Statistics Finland.

The number of first registrations was affected by the new WLTP measuring method for emissions introduced at the beginning of September. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 24.3 per cent.

The number of total new motor vehicles registered in November was 14,071, of which 10,274 were automobiles.

First registrations decreased by 7.4 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year.

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

In the January to November period of 2018 a total of 181,060 vehicles were first registered.

Compared to the year before, there was an increase of 1.8 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to November period was 114,335, which is 3.5 per cent up from the year before.

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