Published: 28 February 2020

Vehicle stock grew in 2019

At the end of 2019, the Finnish vehicle register contained 6,785,012 vehicles, of which 5,124,608 were in traffic use. The total number of registered vehicles grew by 2.4 per cent and the number of vehicles in traffic use grew by 0.8 per cent compared with the situation at the end of 2018. At the end of 2019, the vehicle register of the Åland Islands contained 49,815 vehicles. These data, compiled by Statistics Finland, are based on the traffic affairs register of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom) and the vehicle register of Ålands Fordonsmyndigheten.

At the end of 2019, there were 3,574,570 passenger cars in the register, of which 2,745,074 were in traffic use. The number of registered passenger cars went up by 2.3 per cent and the number of passenger cars in traffic by 0.9 per cent. The number of registered passenger cars was growing most in the region of North Ostrobothnia and least in the region of South Karelia.

Vehicle stock 1980–2019

Vehicle stock 1980–2019

In 2019, a total of 114,202 new passenger cars were first registered in Mainland Finland and 45,912 used passenger cars were imported to Finland. A total of 70,524 passenger cars were removed from the register. The average age of registered passenger cars in Mainland Finland was 15.2 years and that of cars in traffic use was 12.2 years. The lowest average age of registered passenger cars was 12.6 years in the region of Uusimaa and highest 17.6 years in the region of Kainuu.

At the end of 2019, there were 4,830 electric passenger cars and 25,104 plug-in hybrid electric cars. The number of electric cars grew by 93 per cent and that of plug-in hybrid electric cars by 89 per cent from the previous year. The combined share of electric cars and plug-in electric cars was under one per cent of all passenger cars in the register.

The most common models of passenger cars in the register of Mainland Finland were Toyota Corolla (around 150,000), Volkswagen Golf (about 130,000) and Toyota Avensis (approx. 91,000).


Source: Vehicle stock statistics 2019. Statistics Finland, Traficom, Ålands Fordonsmyndigheten

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Updated 28.2.2020

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Motor vehicle stock [e-publication].
2019. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.9.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/mkan/2019/mkan_2019_2020-02-28_tie_001_en.html