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Import of new private cars rises by 12.9% in May

07 Jun 2018, 02:39 ( 7 Months ago) | updated: 07 Jun 2018, 10:53 ( 7 Months ago)

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A total of 12,482 new private cars were registered in May this year, which was 12.9 per cent higher than the number of private cars registered in May 2017, according to Statistics Finland.

In May 2018 a total of 21,327 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 14,490 were automobiles.

First registrations increased by 9.6 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year.

The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland Islands.

In the January to May period of 2018 a total of 89,730 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an increase of 4.3 per cent.

The number of private cars first registered in the January to May period was 57,944, which is 8.1 per cent up from the year before.

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