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New registrations, July 2019

Registration of new cars increased by 81 percent in July

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2019-08-02 9.30

In July 2019, 24 951 passenger cars were newly registered, up 80,8 percent from July last year. This is according to Transport Analysis’ monthly official statistics on newly registered vehicles.

New registrations of passenger cars 2019
New registrations, July 2019

Passenger cars defined as a “klimatbonusbil”, that is, electric, plug-in hybrids and gas cars (natural, bio- and methane gas), accounted for 10.8 percent of newly registered passenger cars in July. Diesel cars accounted for 29.5 percent of all new passenger car registrations, which is an increase of 6.6 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, 24 015 were of model year 2017 or later, and 936 were older models. In July, 27 381 passenger cars were deregistered, which means that the total passenger car fleet decreased by 2 430.

Among new car registrations, 60 percent were registered by businesses and organisations. Businesses in the car retail trade accounted for 23 percent of total new registrations. Among cars registered by private persons, men accounted for 66 percent and women accounted for 34 percent of registrations.

In July, 2 834 lorries were newly registered, up 107 percent compared with the same month last year. Among newly registered lorries, there were 2 594 light lorries with a weight up to 3.5 tonnes, which is an increase of 177 percent, and 240 heavy lorries with a weight over 3.5 tonnes, which is a decrease of 45 percent compared with July 2018.

New registrations January–July 2019

New registrations of passenger cars between January and July 2019 decreased by 19.2 percent compared with last year. There were 69 425 diesel cars in total registered thus far in 2019, a decrease of 29.7 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 19.4 percent of new registrations between January and July 2019, compared with 12.6 percent in the corresponding period in 2018.

New registration of passenger cars in 2019, by fuel type
Passenger cars, by fuel type January–July
2019
January–July
2018
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 198 756 245 985 ‑19.2
of which petrol 90 855 116 282 ‑21.9
of which diesel 69 425 98 715 ‑29.7
of which electric 9 519 2 804 239.5
of which hybrid electric 14 591 12 617 15.6
of which plug-in hybrid 12 190 12 834 ‑5.0
of which ethanol 69 504 ‑86.3
of which gas 2 091 2 214 ‑5.6

New registration of vehicles in 2019, by type of vehicle
Type of vehicle January–July
2019
January–July
2018
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 198 756 245 985 ‑19.2
of which Motorhomes (subset of passenger cars) 3 156 7 037 ‑55.2
Lorries 31 746 47 351 ‑33.0
Busses 988 433 128.2
Trailers 32 922 34 528 ‑4.7
of which Caravans 2 731 2 921 ‑6.5
Tractors 5 910 4 826 22.5
Motorcycles 9 570 9 575 ‑0.1
Class 1 mopeds 10 358 6 343 63.3
Snowmobiles 5 327 4 835 10.2
Terrain vehicles 2 802 2 505 11.9

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:

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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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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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