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Published: 6 March 2008

First registrations of passenger cars increased by 13.5 per cent in February 2008

In February 2008 a total of 18,274 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 13,816 were automobiles. First registrations increased by 6.3 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In February the number of new passenger cars registered was 12,005, which was 13.5 per cent up from the year before. These data are based on the Vehicular and Driver Data Register of the Finnish Vehicle Administration and they have been produced by Statistics Finland. The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland Islands.

In the January to February period of 2008 a total of 47,443 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was a increase of 13.1 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to February period was 33,541, which is 22.1 per cent up from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in February were Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

First registrations of passenger cars

Source: Statistics on first registrations 2008. Statistics Finland, Finnish Vehicle Administration

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Last updated 6.3.2008

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): First registrations of motor vehicles [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-365X. February 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.11.2023].
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