Press release: 12.182-022/20

Number of new passenger car registrations decreased by 9.1% in January 2020

Vienna, 2020-02-11 – In January 2020, the number of new passenger car registrations (22 959) decreased by 9.1% compared to January 2019, as Statistics Austria reports. New registrations of petrol-driven passenger cars declined by 19.1% (share: 48.2%), those of diesel-driven cars by 13.7% (share: 38.8%). Registrations of new electric cars rose by 37.1% (share: 3.0%). New registrations of all motor vehicles fell by 9.0% in January 2020.

The passenger car makes with the highest registration figures were VW (share: 16.9%), Skoda (share: 9.0%) and Seat (share: 8.8%). Within the Top 10 car makes, increases were reported for BMW (+20.0%), Mercedes (+17.2%), Hyundai (+7.9%) and Audi (+6.4%). The strongest decreases were recorded for Ford (-33.1%), Opel (-32.3%) and Renault (-15.3%).

The market for new commercial vehicles recorded more registrations for lorries category (cat.) N2 (+10.5%) as well as tractors used for agriculture and forestry (+19.8%). There were fewer registrations for articulated lorries (-32.3%), lorries cat. N3 (-15.3%) as well as lorries cat. N1 (-11.4%).

Regarding two-wheelers, fewer motorcycles (-12.7%) but more scooters (+50.8%) were registered.

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. and 
Julia BAUER, Tel. +43 (1) 71128-7575 resp.

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