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Latest publication: First registrations of motor vehicles 2020, August

Published: 6 February 2008

First registrations of passenger cars increased by 27.4 per cent in January 2008

In January 2008 a total of 29,150 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 24,094 were automobiles. First registrations increased by 17.7 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In January the number of new passenger cars registered was 21,519, which was 27.4 per cent up from the year before. 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.

The most common passenger car makes first registered in January were Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo. The most common passenger car models were Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla, Skoda Octavia and Kia Ceed.

First registrations of passenger cars

Source: Statistics on first registrations 2008. Statistics Finland, Finnish Vehicle Administration

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Last updated 6.2.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): First registrations of motor vehicles [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-365X. January 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 1.10.2020].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/merek/2008/01/merek_2008_01_2008-02-06_tie_001_en.html