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New registrations, August 2019

Registration of new cars increased by 18 percent in August

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2019-09-03 9.30

In August 2019, 30 493 passenger cars were newly registered, up 18.4 percent from August last year. This, according to Transport Analysis’ monthly official statistics on newly registered vehicles.

New registrations of passenger cars 2019
New registrations, August 2019

Passenger cars defined as a “klimatbonusbil”, that is, electric, plug-in hybrids and gas cars (natural, bio- and methane gas), accounted for 11.6 percent of newly registered passenger cars in August. Diesel cars accounted for 28.8 percent of all new passenger car registrations, which is an increase of 1.2 percent compared with the same month last year. The bonus malus system, introduced on 1 July 2018, affects comparisions with the previous year throughout 2019.

Among newly registered cars, 29 624 were of model year 2017 or later, and 869 were older models. In August, 23 952 passenger cars were deregistered, which means that the total passenger car fleet increased by 6 541.

Among new car registrations, 65 percent were registered by businesses and organisations. Businesses in the car retail trade accounted for 31 percent of total new registrations. Among cars registered by private persons, men accounted for 64 percent and women accounted for 36 percent of registrations.

In August, 6 446 lorries were newly registered, up 154 percent compared with the same month last year. Among newly registered lorries, there were 6 064 light lorries with a weight up to 3.5 tonnes, which is an increase of 214 percent, and 382 heavy lorries with a weight over 3.5 tonnes, which is a decrease of 37 percent compared with August 2018.

New registrations January – August 2019

New registrations of passenger cars between January and August 2019 decreased by 15.6 percent compared with last year. There were 78 213 diesel cars in total registered thus far in 2019, a decrease of 26.5 percent compared with the corresponding period in 2018.

Passenger cars that can be powered by electricity (including hybrid electric and plug-in hybrids), ethanol, or gas accounted for 19.8 percent of new registrations between January and August 2019, compared with 13.3 percent in the corresponding period in 2018.

New registration of passenger cars in 2019, by fuel type
Passenger cars, by fuel typeJanuary–August
2019
January–August
2018
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 229 249 271 750 ‑15.6
of which petrol 105 646 129 170 ‑18.2
of which diesel 78 213 106 452 ‑26.5
of which electric 10 490 3 369 211.4
of which hybrid electric 17 704 14 314 23.7
of which plug-in hybrid 13 858 14 823 ‑6.5
of which ethanol 276 888 ‑68.9
of which gas 3 044 2 718 12

New registration of vehicles in 2019, by type of vehicle
Type of vehicleJanuary–August
2019
January–August
2018
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 229 249 271 750 ‑15.6
of which Motorhomes (subset of
passenger cars)
3 712 7 268 ‑48.9
Lorries 38 192 49 886 ‑23.4
Busses 1 131 616 83.6
Trailers 37 698 39 661 ‑4.9
of which Caravans 3 067 3 248 ‑5.6
Tractors 6 793 5 565 22.1
Motorcycles 10 682 10 610 0.7
Class 1 mopeds 12 282 7 910 55.3
Snowmobiles 5 381 4 864 10.6
Terrain vehicles 3 122 2 850 9.5

Databases containing information for passenger cars on the county/municipality level and fuel for the years 2006–2019 are available in the Statistical database.

Statistical Database

Transport Analysis is the government agency responsible for these statistics, and Statistics Sweden produces the statistics on its behalf. For detailed information on new registrations, please see ‘Monthly vehicle statistics’, which is available on the Transport Analysis website:

Transport Analysis

or on Statistics Sweden’s website:

Statistics Sweden-Registered vehicles

New registrations comprise all vehicles that were entered into the register during the month. These registrations differ from new registrations in BIL Sweden’s reports. BIL Sweden's data only contains data on cars of the latest three model years and cars that are not directly imported.

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Transport Analysis is the government agency that analyses and evaluates Swedish transport policy and is responsible for official statistics in the field of transport. Transport Analysis also produces background data for transport policy decision-makers and promotes socioeconomically efficient and long-term sustainable transport services provision throughout Sweden.

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Statistical news on new registrations in September will be published on 2 October at 09:30.

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