Published: 25 April 2012

Retail and wholesale trade of motor vehicles almost equally large in motor vehicle trade

According to Statistics Finland, retail trade of motor vehicles generated 37.1 per cent and wholesale trade of motor vehicles 36.1 per cent of the almost EUR 14.5 billion turnover from products in the motor vehicle trade in 2010. Inclusive of other retail and wholesale trade, as well as turnover from other activities, the total turnover in the motor vehicle trade amounted to nearly EUR 15.3 billion. The share of retail trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories was 7.9 per cent while the share of their wholesale trade was 10.9 per cent. Maintenance and repair services generated eight per cent of the turnover of motor vehicle trade products.

Percentage shares of turnover of motor vehicle trade products in industry categories 4511-4540

Percentage shares of turnover of motor vehicle trade products in industry categories 4511-4540
Excludes other wholesale and retail trade and turnover from other activities 2005 and 2010, and sales of automotive fuel deleted from data on 2005

In 2005, the share of retail trade of motor vehicles was clearly larger than the share of their wholesale trade. The difference between retail and wholesale trade was over 15 percentage points while the difference in 2010 was only one percentage point. Wholesale trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories had grown and their retail trade declined from 2005. The share of maintenance and repair services had gone up in 2010.

Percentage shares of turnover of motor vehicle trade products in industry categories 4511-4540 1)

Product CPA Industries 4511-4540
Shares 2005 Shares 2010
Retail trade of motor vehicles 45112, 45113, 45192, 45193, 45402,45403 46,2 37,1
Wholesale trade of motor vehicles 45111, 45191, 45401, 45404 30,7 36,1
Wholesale trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories 45311, 45312 7,2 10,9
Maintenance and repair servicest 45201, 45405 6,9 8,0
Retail trade of motor vehicle parts and accessories 45321, 45322 9,0 7,9
1) Excludes other wholesale and retail trade and turnover from other activities 2005 and 2010, and sales of automotive fuel deleted from data on 2005rupe

Source: Periodical survey of motor vehicle trade 2010, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Marjatta Tenhunen 09 1734 2927, globalisaatio.tilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Leena Storgårds

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Updated 24.4.2012

Referencing instructions:

Statistics: Periodic survey of motor vehicle trade [e-publication].
ISSN=2242-8046. 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.11.2014].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/auma/2010/auma_2010_2012-04-25_tie_001_en.html.

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