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Published: 5 March 2009

In February 2009 the number of new passenger cars registered was 7,172

In February 2009 a total of11,700 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 8,300 were automobiles. First registrations decreased by 36.0 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In February the number of new passenger cars registered was 7,172, which was 40.3 per cent down from the year before. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 46.8 per cent. Comparisons of first registrations in February 2008 and 2009 should allow for a revision in vehicle taxation which took effect as of the beginning of 2008, in consequence of which first registrations of thousands of vehicles became postponed from late 2007 to 2008.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 2009 a total of 29,115 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was a decrease of 38.7 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to February period was 18,729, which is 44.2 per cent down from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to February were Toyota, Volkswagen and Ford.

First registrations of passenger cars

Source: Statistics on first registrations 2009. Statistics Finland, Finnish Vehicle Administration

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Last updated 5.3.2009

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): First registrations of motor vehicles [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-365X. February 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 28.11.2023].
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