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New registrations, September 2019

Registration of new cars increased by 39 percent in September

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2019-10-02 9.30

In September 2019, 27 728 passenger cars were newly registered, up 39.4 percent from September last year. This, according to Transport Analysis’ monthly official statistics on newly registered vehicles.

New registrations of passenger cars 2019
New registrations

Passenger cars defined as a “klimatbonusbil”, that is, electric, plug-in hybrids and gas cars (natural, bio- and methane gas), accounted for 15.2 percent of newly registered passenger cars in September. Diesel cars accounted for 26.3 percent of all new passenger car registrations, which is a decrease of 4.3 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, 26 973 were of model year 2017 or later, and 755 were older models. In September, 28 569 passenger cars were deregistered, which means that the total passenger car fleet decreased by 841 passenger cars.

Among new car registrations, 66 percent were registered by businesses and organisations. Businesses in the car retail trade accounted for 28 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 September, 4 460 lorries were newly registered, up 35.5 percent compared with the same month last year. Among newly registered lorries, there were 3 890 light lorries with a weight up to 3.5 tonnes, which is an increase of 43.5 percent, and 570 heavy lorries with a weight over 3.5 tonnes, which is a decrease of 1.9 percent compared with September 2018.

New registrations January – September 2019

New registrations of passenger cars between January and September 2019 decreased by 11.9 percent compared with last year. There were 85 501 diesel cars in total registered thus far in 2019, a decrease of 24 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 20.6 percent of new registrations between January and September 2019, compared with 13.8 percent in the corresponding period in 2018.

New registration of passenger cars in 2019, by fuel type
Passenger cars, by fuel type January–September
2019
January–September
2018
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 256 977 291 636 ‑11.9
of which petrol 118 641 138 694 ‑14.5
of which diesel 85 501 112 534 ‑24.0
of which electric 12 254 4 036 203.6
of which hybrid electric 20 678 15 969 29.5
of which plug-in hybrid 15 732 16 548 ‑4.9
of which ethanol 457 915 ‑50.1
of which gas 3 693 2 923 26.3

New registration of vehicles in 2019, by type of vehicle
Type of vehicle January–September
2019
January–September
2018
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 256 977 291 636 ‑11.9
of which Motorhomes (subset of passenger cars) 3 997 7 438 ‑46.3
Lorries 42 652 53 178 ‑19.8
Busses 1 187 684 73.5
Trailers 41 901 44 119 ‑5.0
of which Caravans 3 291 3 474 ‑5.3
Tractors 7 626 6 276 21.5
Motorcycles 11 494 11 334 1.4
Class 1 mopeds 13 769 9 410 46.3
Snowmobiles 5 513 4 916 12.1
Terrain vehicles 3 446 3 180 8.4

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:

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 October will be published on 4 November 2019 at 09:30.

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