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Import of new car slides in February

07 Mar 2018, 00:50 ( 9 Months ago) | updated: 07 Mar 2018, 06:58 ( 9 Months ago)

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A total of 13,539 new motor vehicles were registered in February 2018, of which 10,573 were automobiles, according to Statistics Finland.

First registrations decreased by 3.3 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year. 

In February the number of new passenger cars registered was 9,106, which was 0.7 per cent down from the year before. 

The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 24.8 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 February period of 2018 a total of 32,787 vehicles were first registered. 

Compared to the year before, there was an increase of 2.2 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to February period was 22,688, which is 3.5 per cent up from the year before. 

The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to February period were Toyota, Volkswagen and Skoda.

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