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Latest publication: First registrations of motor vehicles 2016, April
Published: 5 November 2009
In October 2009 the number of new passenger cars registered was 7,610
In October 2009 a total of 12,656 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 8,528 were automobiles. First registrations decreased by 24.2 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In October the number of new passenger cars registered was 7,610 which was 25.1 per cent down from the year before. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 44.7 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 October period of 2009 a total of 154,455 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was a decrease of 32.1 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to October period was 80,219, which is 37.7 per cent down from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to October were Toyota, Volkswagen and Ford.
First registrations of passenger cars
Source: Statistics on first registrations 2009. Statistics Finland, Finnish Vehicle Administration
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Last updated 5.11.2009
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF):
First registrations of motor vehicles [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-365X. October 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.5.2016].
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