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Published: 6 September 2016

In August 2016 the number of new passenger cars registered was 9,196

In August 2016 a total of 14,715 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 10,971 were automobiles. First registrations increased by 13.0 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In August the number of new passenger cars registered was 9,196, which was 9.5 per cent up from the year before. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 30.6 per cent. These data are based on the Vehicular and Driver Data Register of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency and they have been produced by Statistics Finland. The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland Islands.

First registrations of passenger cars

First registrations of passenger cars

In the January to August period of 2016 a total of 129,978 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an increase of 8.8 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to August period was 83,007, which is 11.8 per cent up from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to August period were Volkswagen, Toyota and Skoda.


Source: Statistics on first registrations 2016. Statistics Finland, Finnish Transport Safety Agency

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Updated 6.9.2016

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): First registrations of motor vehicles [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-365X. August 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 1.3.2024].
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