Automobile sales in Finland increased in April for the second month in a row, according to Statistics Finland's data.
The increase in new passenger car registrations was very strong, 47.8% more than in April 2020, but it must be taken into account that a year ago the first wave of the pandemic was in full swing, with its damaging consequences for the economy.
In fact, the level of sales recorded in 2019, before the Covid-19, is still a long way off.
In April 2021, the number of new passenger cars registered was 8,840, which was 47.8% up from the year before, but compared to April 2019, passenger car registrations decreased by 9.3%.
Source: Statistics Finland.
The share of new electric passenger cars was 6.9% and plug-in hybrid electric 24.1%.
A total of 2,746 new electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars were registered, which was 187% up from the year before.
In April 2021 a total of 17,623 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 10,241 were automobiles.
The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to April period was 36,819, which is 7.5% up from the year before.
The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to April period were Toyota, Skoda and Volkswagen.
In the January to April period of 2021 a total of 64,852 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an increase of 11.3%.
These data are based on the Traffic Affairs Register of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom).
The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland archipelago.