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Car sales in Finland grew 95% in May

However, the sector has not yet reached its pre-pandemic sales volume.
26 March 2021, Lower Saxony, Wolfsburg: A Volkswagen ID.4 stands in a car tower at Autostadt where the German Automaker company started deliveries of the all-electric SUV today. Photo: Ole Spata/dpa
A Volkswagen ID.4 stands in a car tower at Autostadt in Wolfsburg (Germany). Photo: Ole Spata/dpa.

The automotive sector continues to show signs of revitalization.

Car sales in Finland grew substantially in May compared to a year ago. However, the sector has not yet reached its pre-pandemic sales volume.

According to Statistics Finland's data, in May the number of passenger cars registered was 9,964, which was 94.9% up from the year before. But compared to May 2019, passenger car registrations decreased by 8.5%.

Among the new registered cars, the share of new electric passenger cars was 9.7% and plug-in hybrid electric cars 21.7%.

A total of 3 121 new electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars were registered, which was nearly four times more than the year before.

In May 2021 a total of 19,046 new motor vehicles were registered, of which 11,462 were automobiles. First registrations increased by 45.2% from the corresponding month of the previous year.

Screenshot 2021-06-04 at 12-43-03 Statistics Finland - First registrations of motor vehicles

Source: Statistics Finland.

19% increase in 5 months

The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to May period was 46,788, which is 18.9% up from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to May period were Toyota, Volkswagen and Skoda.

In the first 5 months of 2021 a total of 83,904 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an increase of 17.6%.

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 Islands.

Car sales in Finland grew 95% in May
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