First registrations of motor vehicles

Updated: 6 Apr 2018
Next update: 5 Apr 2019

Statistics Finland's statistics on motor vehicles are based on the vehicle traffic register of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency, which contains data on all road transport vehicles liable for registration on Mainland Finland. First registrations are drawn monthly from the register for Statistics Finland. Ålands Motorfordonsbyrå supplies to Statistics Finland annual statistics on first registrations on the Åland Islands, and these data are added to the long time series on first registrations. Vehicles in the separate register of the defence forces are no included in Statistics Finland's statistics on motor vehicles.

   

In the January to December period of 2017 a total of 192,991 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an increase of 4.0 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to December period was 118,583, which is 0.4 per cent down from the year before. The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to December period were Toyota, Volkswagen and Skoda.