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New registrations, February 2020

New registration of cars decreased by 6 percent in February

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-03-03 9.30

In February 2020, 22 489 passenger cars were registered for the first time, down 5.5 percent from February last year, according to the Transport Analysis monthly official statistics on new registrations.

New registrations of passenger cars 2020
New registrations

Passenger cars defined as a “klimatbonusbil”, that is, electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids that emit less than 70g CO2/km, and gas cars (natural, bio- and methane gas), accounted for 25.2 percent of new passenger car registrations in February. Diesel cars accounted for 25.1 percent of all new passenger car registrations, down 12 percentage points from the corresponding month a year ago. Passenger cars that are plug-in hybrids, or that run on ethanol or natural gas, accounted for 28.9 percent of new registrations in February, compared with 12.7 percent in the corresponding period in 2019.

Changes introduced in the bonus malus system on 1 January 2020 affect comparisions with the previous year throughout 2020.

In February, 23 421 passenger cars were de-registered, which means that the passanger car fleet decreased by 932 vehicles in total. In recent years, the number of exported vehicles has increased significantly, although there may be large variations from month to month. So far this year, exports have decreased by 0.1 percent compared with the same period a year ago.

In February, there were 2 587 new registrations of lorries, down 33.1 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Among new registrations of lorries, 2 080 were light goods vehicles with a weight of up to 3.5 tonnes, which is a decrease of 36.6 percent, and 507 heavy goods vehicles with a weight of over 3.5 tonnes, which is a decrease of 13.9 percent compared with February 2019. Light goods vehicles are covered by the bonus malus system.

New registrations January – February 2020

New registrations of passenger cars between January and February 2020 decreased by 10.3 percent compared with a year ago. Thus far in 2020, there were 9 477 new registrations of diesel cars in total, a decrease of 44.1 percent compared with the corresponding period in 2019.

New registration of vehicles in January-February 2020
Passenger cars, by fuel typeJanuary–
February
2020
January–
February
2019
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 40 279 44 906 ‑10.3
of which petrol 14 778 19 646 ‑24.8
of which diesel 9 477 16 940 ‑44.1
of which electric 2 699 2 005 34.6
of which hybrid electric 4 372 2 612 67.4
of which plug-in hybrid 8 140 3 477 134.1
of which ethanol 12 25 ‑52
of which gas 798 200 299

*Hybrid electric includes mild hybrids.

New registration of vehicles in 2020, by type of vehicle
Type of vehicleJanuary–
February
2020
January–
February
2019
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 40 279 44 906 ‑10.3
of which Motorhomes (subset of passenger cars) 181 177 2.3
Light goods vehicles 3 894 6 199 ‑37.2
Heavy goods vehicles 1 052 1 111 ‑5.3
Busses 86 134 ‑35.8
Trailers 4 786 4 747 0.8
of which Caravans 190 139 36.7
Tractors 1 241 1 396 ‑11.1
Motorcycles 1 180 1 001 17.9
Class 1 mopeds 1 395 800 74.4
Snowmobiles 2 716 3 970 ‑31.6
Terrain vehicles 460 652 ‑29.4

Databases containing information for passenger cars on the county/municipality level and fuel for the years 2006–2020 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 March will be published on 2 April 2020 at 09:30.

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