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Published: 4 July 2008

First registrations of passenger cars increased by 3.0 per cent in June 2008

In June 2008 a total of 24,157 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 13,957 were automobiles. First registrations decreased by 5.7 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In June the number of new passenger cars registered was 12,132, which was 3.0 per cent up from the year before. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 49,4 per cent. 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 June period of 2008 a total of 154,002 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was a increase of 4.2 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to June period was 88,012, which is 13.7 per cent up from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to June period 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 4.7.2008

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): First registrations of motor vehicles [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-365X. June 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.9.2023].
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