Published: 6 September 2012
In August 2012 a total of 13,903 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 8,835 were automobiles. First registrations decreased by 18.2 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In August the number of new passenger cars registered was 7,535, which was 24.8 per cent down from the year before. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 37.6 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
In the January to August period of 2012 a total of 140,472 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was a decrease of 10.8 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to August period was 80,918, which is 10.1 per cent down from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to August period were Toyota, Volkswagen and Ford.
Source: Statistics on first registrations 2012. Statistics Finland, Finnish Transport Safety Agency
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