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Latest publication: First registrations of motor vehicles 2019, May

Published: 5 April 2012

In March 2012 the number of new passenger cars registered was 22,924

In March 2012 a total of 31,876 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 25,943 were automobiles. First registrations increased by 60.1 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. In March the number of new passenger cars registered was 22,924, which was 82.2 per cent up from the year before. The increase of new registered cars was due to automobile taxes which changed 1.4.2012. If CO2 emissions exceeds 110 g/km on new passenger cars or light lorries (max 3,500 kg) automobile tax will increase. The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 39.0 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.

First registrations of passenger cars

First registrations of passenger cars

In the January to March period of 2012 a total of 67,821 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an increase of 24.7 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to March period was 47,818, which is 34.0 per cent up from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to March period were Toyota, Volkswagen and Ford.


Source: Statistics on first registrations 2012. Statistics Finland, Finnish Transport Safety Agency

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Updated 5.4.2012

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): First registrations of motor vehicles [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-365X. March 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.6.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/merek/2012/03/merek_2012_03_2012-04-05_tie_001_en.html