Press release: 12.807-105/22

A quarter fewer new passenger car registrations in April 2022

Vienna, 2022-05-10 – In April 2022, new passenger car registrations declined by 26.6% year-on-year to 16 364 (April 2021: 22 296 new passenger car registrations), as Statistics Austria reports. The previous months of February (-18.9%) and March (-30.1%) had already seen a decline in new passenger car registrations. In total 27 489 motor vehicles were newly registered in April 2022 (April 2021: 36 492; -24.7%). From January to April 2022, the year-on-year decline in new passenger car registrations (68 739 cars; 2021: 85 818 cars) amounts to 19.9%, and in total new vehicle registrations (99 728 cars; 2021: 126 531 cars) to 21.2%.

As in the previous month, new registrations of not only diesel-powered passenger cars (3 365; -44.4%) and petrol-powered passenger cars (6 652; -26.0%) declined in April 2022, but also new registrations of alternatively powered passenger cars (6 347; -12.5%). Among alternative drives, declines were also observed in new registrations of all-electric (BEV) passenger cars (1 849; -23.1%) and petrol-hybrid passenger cars (3 217; -10.6%). New registrations of passenger cars with diesel-hybrid drive, on the other hand, increased slightly (1 280; +2.7%).

Among the top 10 passenger car makes, VW (share: 13.5%) was ahead of BMW (share: 9.2%), Skoda (share: 8.5%), Audi (share: 7.5%) and Mercedes (share: 6.2 %) in April 2022. New passenger car registrations increased for Toyota (+63.8%), Kia (+12.2%) and BMW (+9.6%). In contrast, double-digit declines were observed for Seat (-49.1%), VW (-43.5%), Skoda (-37.9%), Mercedes (-31.3%), Renault (-24.7%), Ford (-12.6%) and Audi (-12.3%).

In the commercial vehicle market, new registrations in April 2022 declined for lorries class N1 (1 761, -62.2%), lorries class N3 (289, -28.8%), tractors used for agriculture and forestry (742; -13.1%) and lorries class N2 (23; -8.0%). More new registrations were observed for articulated lorries (267; +8.1%). New registrations of campers remained at about the same level as in the same month of the previous year (508; +0.8%).

Among two-wheelers, new registrations of motorcycles increased by 12.2% compared to April 2021 (5 431; 2021: 4 841). In contrast, the number of newly registered scooters decreased by 12.3% (1 537; 2021: 1 752).

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. 
Within motor vehicle statistics, all motor vehicles, once nationally or internationally registered, are levied, irrespective of the registration’s duration.

For further inquiries please contact Directorate Spatial Statistics, Statistics Austria:  
Gerda FISCHER, Tel. +43 1 71128-7566 resp. gerda.fischer@statistik.gv.at
Stefan PREMM, Tel.: +43 1 71128-7598 resp. stefan.premm@statistik.gv.at and 
Thomas JANKA, Tel.: +43 1 71128-7575 resp. thomas.janka@statistik.gv.at

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