New registrations of vehicles rise14% in Aug
09 Sep 2018, 01:39 ( 10 days ago) | updated: 09 Sep 2018, 11:14 ( 9 days ago)
A total of 17,468 new motor vehicles were registered in August this year, of which 13,437 were automobiles.
First registrations increased by 13.6 per cent from the corresponding month of the previous year, according to Statistics Finland.
In August, the number of new private cars registered was 12,004, which was 24.1 per cent more year-on-year.
The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars was 20.7 per cent. The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles registered on the Åland Islands.
In January to August of 2018, a total of 141,161 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an increase of 5.4 per cent.
The number of private cars first registered in January to August was 91,197, which is 9.9 per cent more year-on-year.
The most common private car makes first registered in the January to August period were Toyota, Volkswagen, and Skoda.