A more recent publication of this set of statistics is available.
Latest publication: First registrations of motor vehicles 2016, January
Published: 11 January 2010
In December 2009 the number of new passenger cars registered was 4,124
In December 2009 a total of 8,126 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 4,937 were automobiles. First registrations decreased by 4.8 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In December the number of new passenger cars registered was 4,124 which was 8.1 per cent down from the year before. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 55.0 per cent. These data are based on the Vehicular and Driver Data Register of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency and they have been produced by Statistics Finland. The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland Islands.
In the January to December period of 2009 a total of 172,466 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was a decrease of 30.1 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to December period was 90,574, which is 35.2 per cent down from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to December were Toyota, Volkswagen and Ford.
First registrations of passenger cars
Source: Statistics on first registrations 2009. Statistics Finland, Finnish Transport Safety Agency
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Last updated 11.1.2010
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF):
First registrations of motor vehicles [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-365X. December 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 8.2.2016].
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