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New registrations, March 2020

New registration of cars decreased by 8 percent in March

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-04-02 9.30

In March 2020, 28 535 passenger cars were registered for the first time, down by 8.2 percent from March last year, according to the Transport Analysis monthly official statistics on new registrations.

New registrations of passenger cars 2020
New registrations, March 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 27.8 percent of new passenger car registrations in March. Diesel cars accounted for 23.0 percent of all new passenger car registrations, down by 11.7 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 28.7 percent of new registrations in March, compared with 13.6 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, 28 132 passenger cars were de-registered, which means that the passanger car fleet increased by 403 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 increased by 7.7 percent compared with the same period a year ago.

In March, there were 3 392 new registrations of lorries, down by 32.8 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Among new registrations of lorries, 2 774 were light goods vehicles with a weight of up to 3.5 tonnes, which is a decrease of 35.5 percent, and 618 heavy goods vehicles with a weight of over 3.5 tonnes, which is a decrease of 17.5 percent compared with March 2019. Light goods vehicles are covered by the bonus malus system.

New registrations January – March 2020

New registrations of passenger cars between January and March 2020 decreased by 9.4 percent compared with a year ago. Thus far in 2020, there were 16 034 new registrations of diesel cars in total, a decrease of 42.1 percent compared with the corresponding period in 2019.

New registration of vehicles in January-March 2020
Passenger cars, by fuel typeJanuary-March
2020
January-March
2019
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 68 814 75 985 ‑9.4
of which petrol 25 142 33 481 ‑24.9
of which diesel 16 034 27 710 ‑42.1
of which electric 5 714 4 112 39.0
of which hybrid electric 7 876 4 472 76.1
of which plug-in hybrid 12 893 5 769 123.5
of which ethanol 19 37 ‑48.6
of which gas 1 128 402 180.6

*Hybrid electric includes mild hybrids.

New registration of vehicles in 2020, by type of vehicle
Type of vehicleJanuary-March
2020
January-March
2019
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 68 814 75 985 ‑9.4
of which Motorhomes (subset of passenger cars) 522 523 ‑0.2
Light goods vehicles 6 668 10 497 ‑36.5
Heavy goods vehicles 1 670 1 860 ‑10.2
Busses 154 203 ‑24.1
Trailers 8 686 8 716 ‑0.3
of which Caravans 568 455 24.8
Tractors 1 983 2 175 ‑8.8
Motorcycles 2 721 2 396 13.6
Class 1 mopeds 2 675 1 838 45.5
Snowmobiles 3 473 4 807 ‑27.8
Terrain vehicles 689 985 ‑30.1

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 April will be published on 5 May 2020 at 09:30.

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