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New registrations, December 2019

New registration of cars increased by 107 percent in December

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-01-03 9.30

In December 2019, there were 48 365 new registrations of passenger cars, up 106.6 percent compared with December last year, according to the Transport Analysis monthly official statistics on new registrations.

New registrations of passenger cars 2019
New registrations, December 2019

Passenger cars defined as a “klimatbonusbil”, that is, electric, plug-in hybrids and gas cars (natural, bio- and methane gas), accounted for 10.6 percent of new registrations of passenger cars in December. Diesel cars accounted for 29.5 percent of all new passenger car registrations, down 5.4 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. The bonus malus system, introduced on 1 July 2018, affects comparisions with the previous year throughout 2019.

Among new registrations, 47 957 passenger cars were of model year 2017 or later, and 408 were older models. In December, there were 25 727 deregistrations of passenger cars, which means that the total passenger car fleet increased by 22 638 passenger cars.

Among new car registrations, 73 percent were registered by businesses and organisations. Businesses in the car retail trade accounted for 41 percent of total new registrations. Among new registrations of passenger cars by private persons, men accounted for 65 percent and women accounted for 35 percent of registrations.

In December, there were 11 453 new registrations of lorries, up 140.1 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Among new registrations of lorries, there were 10 794 light lorries with a weight up to 3.5 tonnes, which is an increase of 162.4 percent, and 659 heavy lorries with a weight over 3.5 tonnes, which is an increase of 0.5 percent compared with December 2018.

New registrations January – December 2019

New registrations of passenger cars between January and December 2019 increased by 0.4 percent compared with last year. There were 117 775 new registrations of diesel cars in total in 2019, a decrease of 14.3 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 21.8 percent of new registrations between January and December 2019, compared with 14.9 percent in the corresponding period in 2018.

New registration of vehicles in January – December 2019, by type of vehicle
Passenger cars, by fuel type January–December
2019
January–December
2018
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 366 961 365 535 0.4
of which petrol 169 198 173 808 ‑2.7
of which diesel 117 775 137 409 ‑14.3
of which electric 15 795 7 147 121.0
of which hybrid electric 33 123 21 020 57.6
of which plug-in hybrid 24 907 21 811 14.2
of which ethanol 1 167 1 020 14.4
of which gas 4 966 3 288 51.0

New registration of vehicles in 2019, by type of vehicle
Type of vehicle January–December
2019
January–December
2018
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 366 961 365 535 0.4
of which Motorhomes (subset of passenger cars) 4 721 7 856 ‑39.9
Lorries 63 719 66 393 ‑4.0
Busses 1 467 1 003 46.3
Trailers 50 692 54 348 ‑6.7
of which Caravans 3 719 3 893 ‑4.5
Tractors 10 310 8 995 14.6
Motorcycles 12 772 12 669 0.8
Class 1 mopeds 16 026 11 630 37.8
Snowmobiles 10 147 10 471 ‑3.1
Terrain vehicles 4 389 4 251 3.2

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

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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:

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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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