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New registrations, June 2020

Impact of COVID-19 behind 21 percent drop in new registration of cars in June

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-07-02 9.30

In June 2020, 26 058 passenger cars were registered for the first time, 21.3 percent less than in June last year, according to the Transport Analysis monthly official statistics on new registrations. This decrease is most probably due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which means that comparison with the same period a year ago should be made with caution. The decrease slowed somewhat, as there were three more registration days in June 2020 compared to June last year.

New registrations of passenger cars 2020
New registrations

Passenger cars defined as a “klimatbonusbil”, that is, electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids that emit less than 70g CO2/km, and gas cars (natural, bio- and methane gas), accounted for 24.3 percent of new passenger car registrations in June. Diesel cars accounted for 24.0 percent of new passenger car registrations, down by 8.3 percentage points from the corresponding month a year ago. Passenger cars that are plug-in hybrids, or that run on ethanol or natural gas, accounted for 26.2 percent of new registrations in June, compared with 12.2 percent in the corresponding period in 2019.

Changes introduced in the bonus malus system on 1 January 2020 affect comparisions with the previous year throughout 2020.

In June, 22 853 passenger cars were de-registered, which means that the passanger car fleet increased by 3 205 vehicles in total. In recent years, the number of exported vehicles has increased significantly, although there may be large variations from month to month. So far this year, exports have decreased by 8.1 percent compared with the same period a year ago.

In June, there were 2 941 new registrations of lorries, down by 51.4 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Among new registrations of lorries, there were 2 437 light goods vehicles with a weight of up to 3.5 tonnes, which is a decrease of 48.1 percent, and 504 heavy goods vehicles with a weight of over 3.5 tonnes, which is a decrease of 62.9 percent compared with June 2019. Light goods vehicles are covered by the bonus malus system.

New registrations January–June 2020

New registrations of passenger cars between January and June 2020 decreased by 24.3 percent compared with a year ago. Thus far in 2020, there were 30 788 new registrations of diesel cars in total, a decrease of 50.4 percent compared with the corresponding period in 2019.

New registration of vehicles in January-June 2020
Passenger cars, by fuel type January- June
2020
January - June
2019
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 131 602 173 805 ‑24
of which petrol 50 706 78 632 ‑36
of which diesel 30 788 62 072 ‑50
of which electric 9 310 8 436 10
of which hybrid electric 15 677 11 963 31
of which plug-in hybrid 23 413 10 883 115
of which ethanol 33 65 ‑49
of which gas 1 660 1 740 ‑5

*Hybrid electric includes mild hybrids.

New registration of vehicles in 2020, by type of vehicle
Type of vehicle January - June
2020
January - June
2019
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 131 602 173 805 ‑24.3
of which Motorhomes (subset of passenger cars) 2 295 2 606 ‑11.9
Light goods vehicles 14 012 24 032 ‑41.7
Heavy goods vehicles 3 179 4 880 ‑34.9
Busses 766 888 ‑13.7
Trailers 29 555 27 217 8.6
of which Caravans 2 311 2 214 4.4
Tractors 5 113 5 009 2.1
Motorcycles 8 511 8 112 4.9
Class 1 mopeds 9 472 8 253 14.8
Snowmobiles 3 921 5 294 ‑25.9
Terrain vehicles 1 886 2 388 ‑21.0

Databases containing information for passenger cars on the county/municipality level and fuel for the years 2006–2020 are available in the Statistical database.

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Transport Analysis is the government agency responsible for these statistics, and Statistics Sweden produces the statistics on its behalf. For detailed information on new registrations, please see ‘Monthly vehicle statistics’, which is available on the Transport Analysis website:

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or on Statistics Sweden’s website:

Statistics Sweden-Registered vehicles

New registrations comprise all vehicles that were entered into the register during the month. These registrations differ from new registrations in BIL Sweden’s reports. BIL Sweden's data only contains data on cars of the latest three model years and cars that are not directly imported.

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Statistical news on new registrations in July will be published on 4 August 2020 at 09:30.

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