Registration of new cars increased by 6.2 percent in May

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In May 2018, 39 446 passenger cars were newly registered, up 6.2 percent from May last year. This, according to Transport Analysis’ monthly official statistics on newly registered vehicles.

Among newly registered cars, 38 190 were of the 2016–2018 model year, and 1 256 were older models. During the month, 28 095 passenger cars were deregistered, which means that the total passenger car fleet increased by
11 351 vehicles.

Sixty-three percent of the cars were registered by businesses and organisations, of which businesses in the car retail trade accounted for 27 percent of total new registrations. Among cars registered by private persons, men accounted for 67 percent of the private persons and women accounted for 33 percent.

In May, 7 471 lorries were newly registered, up 27.5 percent compared with the same month last year. Among the newly registered lorries, 6 749 were light lorries with a weight up to 3.5 tonnes and 722 were heavy lorries with a weight over 3.5 tonnes. 

New registrations between January and May 2018

So far this year, new registrations of passenger cars increased by 2.3 percent compared with the same period last year. A total of 66 259 diesel cars have been registered so far this year, down by 20.5 percent compared with the same period last year. Passenger cars that can be powered by electricity (hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid), ethanol or gas accounted for 12.9 percent of new registrations this year, compared with 9.7 percent in the same period last year.

Databases containing information on passenger cars at county and municipality level and fuel in 2006–2018 are available in the Statistical Database. 

For detailed information on new registrations, please see ‘Monthly vehicle statistics’, which is available on the Transport Analysis website: www.trafa.se/en/road-traffic/vehicle-statistics/ or on Statistics Sweden’s website: www.scb.se/tk1001. New registrations comprise all vehicles that were entered into the register during the month. 


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