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Latest publication: First registrations of motor vehicles 2015, February
Published: 5 June 2008
First registrations of passenger cars increased by 8.4 per cent in May 2008
In May 2008 a total of 29,589 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 16,261 were automobiles. First registrations increased by 0.6 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In May the number of new passenger cars registered was 14,229, which was 8.4 per cent up from the year before. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 50,1 per cent. These data are based on the Vehicular and Driver Data Register of the Finnish Vehicle Administration and they have been produced by Statistics Finland. The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland Islands.
In the January to May period of 2008 a total of 129,832 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was a increase of 6.3 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to May period was 75,870, which is 15.6 per cent up from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to May period were Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
First registrations of passenger cars
Source: Statistics on first registrations 2008. Statistics Finland, Finnish Vehicle Administration
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF):
First registrations of motor vehicles [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-365X. May 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.3.2015].
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