Car registrations

Last updated 18/03/2021 - 13:24

Fewer new cars registered in 2020 compared with the previous year

In 2020, a total of 16,981 new cars were registered in Helsinki, which is 14 per cent less than during the previous year. There was a similar relative decline in the number of first registrations nationally down to 114,654 new vehicles.

In October–December, the number of new registered vehicles decreased by approximately 4 per cent in Helsinki and the entire country compared with the corresponding period in the previous year. A total of 4,521 new cars were registered in Helsinki and 29,317 in all Finland in October–December.

Drop in first registration of vehicles

The number of first registrations of vehicles took a downward turn towards the end of 2018. Since then, a slight increase was followed by the market for new vehicles crashing in the second quarter of 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. The decline in the number of first registrations slowed down by the end of the year.