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Motor vehicle stock

Producer: Statistics Finland
Main topic: Transport and Tourism
Related topics:
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): No


Statistics Finland’s statistics on motor vehicles are based on the traffic affairs register of Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom), which contains data on all road transport vehicles liable for registration on Mainland Finland. ┼lands Fordonsmyndigheten supplies to Statistics Finland annual statistics on first registrations on the ┼land Islands, and these data are added to the long time series on first registrations. Vehicles in the separate register of the defence forces are not included in Statistics Finland’s statistics on motor vehicles.

Data content

Vehicles (automobiles, motorcycles, mopeds, snowmobiles, agricultural tractors, motor-driven machines and trailers) included in the vehicle register at the end of each quarter. Only year-end data from the separate register of the ┼land Islands.

Data on different types of vehicles by e.g. motive power (petrol, diesel) and intended use (private, licensed) and number of passenger cars per capita of population.

Other data: make, model, year of first registration and diverse technical details of vehicle. In addition, data describing the owner and user of a vehicle. Unit-specific data are not released.

Classifications used

Regional divisions based on municipalities, i.e. whole country, province, region, sub-regional unit and municipality. The statistics can also be produced by postal code area.

Data collection methods and data sources

Traficom 's traffic affairs register from which data are drawn for Statistics Finland quarterly. Data on the vehicle stock of the ┼land Islands annually.

Updating frequency


Time of completion or release

The data are published according to the release calender.

Time series

Data are available starting from 1922.


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Contact information

Additional information

The data can be linked with those on population, dwellings, enterprises and traffic accidents.

Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom

Last updated 11.03.2019