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Published: 6 September 2021

In August 2021 the number of new passenger cars registered was 7,904

In August 2021 a total of 13,865 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 9,328 were automobiles. First registrations decreased by 1.3 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In August the number of new passenger cars registered was 7,904, which was 6.9 per cent down from the year before. The share of new electric passenger cars was 10,1 per cent and plug-in hybrid electric cars 17,9 per cent. A total of 2,218 new electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars were registered, which was 51.6 per cent up from the year before. These data are based on the Traffic Affairs Register of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom) and they have been produced by Statistics Finland. The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles on the ┼land Islands.

First registrations of passenger cars

First registrations of passenger cars

In the January to August period of 2021 a total of 129,523 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an increase of 10.6 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to August period was 72,124, which is 11.0 per cent up from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to August period were Toyota, Volkswagen and Skoda.


Source: Statistics on first registrations 2021. Statistics Finland, Traficom

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Updated 6.9.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): First registrations of motor vehicles [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-365X. August 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.5.2023].
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