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New registrations, September 2020

New registration of cars increased by 7 percent in September

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-10-02 9.30

In September 2020, 29 791 passenger cars were registered for the first time, 7.4 percent more than in September last year, according to the Transport Analysis monthly official statistics on new registrations.

New registrations of passenger cars 2020
New registrations

Passenger cars defined as a “klimatbonusbil”, that is, electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids with CO2 emissions of less than 70g/km, and gas cars (natural, bio- and methane gas), accounted for 33.9 percent of new passenger car registrations in September. Diesel cars accounted for 16.1 percent of new passenger car registrations, down by 10.2 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 28.1 percent of new registrations in September, compared with 12.5 percent in the corresponding period in 2019.

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

In September, 25 645 passenger cars were de-registered, which means that the passenger car fleet increased by 4 146 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 7.3 percent compared with the same period a year ago.

In September, there were 4 379 new registrations of lorries, down by 1.8 percent from the corresponding month a year ago. Among new registrations of lorries, there were 3 799 light goods vehicles with a weight of up to 3.5 tonnes, which is a decrease of 2.3 percent, and 580 heavy goods vehicles with a weight of over 3.5 tonnes, which is an increase of 1.7 percent compared with September 2019. Light goods vehicles are covered by the bonus malus system.

New registrations January–September 2020

New registrations of passenger cars between January and September 2020 decreased by 17.6 percent compared with a year ago. Thus far in 2020, there were 45 514 new registrations of diesel cars in total, a decrease of 46.8 percent compared with the corresponding period in 2019.

New registration of vehicles in January-September 2020
Passenger cars, by fuel type January- September
2020
January - September
2019
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 211 742 256 977 ‑17.6
of which petrol 78 456 118 641 ‑33.9
of which diesel 45 514 85 501 ‑46.8
of which electric 16 415 12 254 34.0
of which hybrid electric 28 250 20 678 36.6
of which plug-in hybrid 40 361 15 732 156.6
of which ethanol 60 457 ‑86.9
of which gas 2 664 3 693 ‑27.9

*Hybrid electric includes mild hybrids.

New registration of vehicles in 2020, by type of vehicle
Type of vehicle January - September
2020
January - September
2019
Changes
in percent
Passenger cars 211 742 256 977 ‑17.6
of which Motorhomes (subset of passenger cars) 3 942 3 997 ‑1.4
Light goods vehicles 22 626 36 580 ‑38.1
Heavy goods vehicles 4 523 6 072 ‑25.5
Busses 1 141 1 187 ‑3.9
Trailers 46 032 41 901 9.9
of which Caravans 3 514 3 291 6.8
Tractors 7 901 7 626 3.6
Motorcycles 12 075 11 494 5.1
Class 1 mopeds 15 280 13 769 11.0
Snowmobiles 4 200 5 513 ‑23.8
Terrain vehicles 2 780 3 446 ‑19.3

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

Statistical Database

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:

Transport Analysis

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 October will be published on 3 November 2020 at 09:30.

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