Press release: 12.284-124/20

One-day registrations of passenger cars dropped by 39.4% in the first half of 2020

Vienna, 2020-07-17 – 4 431 passenger cars were registered and deregistered within one day in the first half year 2020, as Statistics Austria reports. Compared to the first half of 2019 (7 312), the number of one-day registrations fell by 39.4%. In the first six months of 2020, one-day registrations accounted for 3.9% of all new passenger car registrations (first half of 2019: 4.2%).

Within the individual months of the first half-year 2020, one-day registrations only rose in February (+31.2%). In January (-16.1%), March (-69.3%), April (-73.7%), May (-34.2%) and June (-42.0%), one-day passenger car registrations declined compared to the same month of the previous year.

The number of short-term registrations of passenger cars up to seven days declined by 44.2%, registrations up to 30 days went down by 47.8% and those up to 60 days sunk by 50.1%. There were also fewer new passenger car registrations up to 90 days (-46.6%) and 120 days (-40.6%).

For more detailed results and further information concerning statistics of motor vehicles please refer to our website.

Information on methods, definitions: Motor vehicle statistics (registrations of new and used vehicles as well as the stock of vehicles) are secondary statistics, compiled on the basis of daily data files sent to Statistics Austria by Austria’s association of insurance companies (VVO). VVO, in turn, receives data by the insurances’ registrations offices, responsible for registrations, de-registrations and rectifications of motor vehicles and trailers. The motor vehicle statistics, therefore, basically contains all registration data, regardless of the duration of the registration. 
A short-term registration is a new car registration that will be de-registered within a certain period. A new car registration with a registration period of up to seven days means that the car is de-registered after the first registration on the day of registration or within the following seven days. This applies accordingly to short-term registrations with a registration period of up to 30, 60, 90 and 120 days. Daily registered cars are registered and de-registered within 24 hours.  
In this context, the reporting month indicates the month in which de-registration was carried out. Only the initial registration date and the de-registration date (=execution of de-registration done in insurances’ registrations offices) of a vehicle are decisive for classification as a "short-term registration".

For further inquiries please contact Directorate Spatial Statistics, Statistics Austria:  
Gerda FISCHER, Tel. +43 (1) 71128-7566 resp. and 
Brigitte KVAPIL, Tel. +43 (1) 71128-7449 resp.

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