Published: 7 May 2012
In April 2012 a total of 12,511 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 4,602 were automobiles. First registrations decreased by 44.6 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In April the number of new passenger cars registered was 4,052, which was 64.5 per cent down from the year before. The decrease of new registered cars was due to automobile taxes which changed 1.4.2012. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 40.9 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.
First registrations of passenger cars
In the January to April period of 2012 a total of 80,355 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an increase of 4.4 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to April period was 51,881, which is 10.2 per cent up from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to April period were Toyota, Volkswagen and Ford.
Source: Statistics on first registrations 2012. Statistics Finland, Finnish Transport Safety Agency
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