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New registrations, January 2020

New registration of cars decreased by 16 percent in January

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-02-04 9.30

In January 2020, 17 790 passenger cars were registered for the first time, down 15.8 percent from January last year, according to the Transport Analysis monthly official statistics on new registrations.

New registrations of passenger cars 2020
New registrations, January 2020

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 31.6 percent of new passenger car registrations in January. Diesel cars accounted for 21.6 percent of all new passenger car registrations, down 16.8 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 32.8 percent of new registrations in January, compared with 19.8 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 January, there were 2 359 new registrations of lorries, down 31.5 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Among new registrations of lorries, 1 814 were light goods vehicles with a weight of up to 3.5 tonnes, which is a decrease of 37.9 percent, and 545 heavy goods vehicles with a weight of over 3.5 tonnes, which is an increase of 4.4 percent compared with January 2019. Light goods vehicles are covered by the bonus malus system.

New registration of vehicles in January 2020
Passenger cars, by fuel typeJanuary
2020
January
2019
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 17 790 21 117 ‑15.8
of which petrol 6 557 8 828 ‑25.7
of which diesel 3 840 8 113 ‑52.7
of which electric 1 269 1 103 15.0
of which hybrid electric* 1 562 1 374 13.7
of which plug-in hybrid 4 113 1 577 160.8
of which ethanol 5 17 ‑70.6
of which gas 443 104 326.0

*Hybrid electric includes mild hybrids.

New registration of vehicles in 2020, by type of vehicle
Type of vehicleJanuary
2020
January
2019
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 17 790 21 117 ‑15.8
of which Motorhomes (subset of passenger cars) 55 63 ‑12.7
Light goods vehicles 1 814 2 920 ‑37.9
Heavy goods vehicles 545 522 4.4
Busses 42 68 ‑38.2
Trailers 2 137 2 330 ‑8.3
of which Caravans 72 37 94.6
Tractors 651 658 ‑1.1
Motorcycles 435 321 35.5
Class 1 mopeds 648 339 91.2
Snowmobiles 1 618 2 557 ‑36.7
Terrain vehicles 227 334 ‑32.0

Databases containing information for passenger cars on the county/municipality level and fuel for the years 2006–2020 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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Statistical news on new registrations in February will be published on 4 March 2020 at 9:30.

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