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Latest publication: First registrations of motor vehicles 2019, October

Published: 8 January 2009

In December the number of new passenger cars registered was 4,474

In December 2008 a total of 8,521 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 5,794 were automobiles. First registrations increased by 36.0 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In December the number of new passenger cars registered was 4,474. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 58.4 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 December period of 2008 a total of 246,766 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was a increase of 1.4 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to December period was 139,647, which is 11.2 per cent up from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to December period were Toyota, Volkswagen and Ford.

First registrations of passenger cars

Source: Statistics on first registrations 2008. Statistics Finland, Finnish Vehicle Administration

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Last updated 8.1.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): First registrations of motor vehicles [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-365X. December 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/merek/2008/12/merek_2008_12_2009-01-08_tie_001_en.html