United Kingdom Car Registrations  1962-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

British new car registrations fell sharply by 19.8 percent year-on-year to 152,076 vehicles in April 2017, following exceptional growth in the previous month as buyers brought forward purchases ahead of the switch to new VED rates, which came into force on April 1st. Demand for the alternatively fuelled vehicle segment, such as hybrids or battery vehicles, fell for the first time in 47 months by 1.3 percent from the previous year to 6,273 units. Also demand for petrol cars went down 13.1 percent to 77,497 units and that for diesel cars dropped by 27.3 percent to 68,306 units. Across the market, private demand went down 28.4 percent to 59,912 units, fleet sales shrank 12.3 percent to 86,678 units and business registrations decreased 21 percent to 5,486 units. In the first four months of 2017, new car registrations rose 1.1 percent to 972,092 vehicles from the same period of the previous year. Car Registrations in the United Kingdom averaged 152362.41 Cars from 1962 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 562337 Cars in March of 2017 and a record low of 33051 Cars in July of 1992.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-05-04 08:00 AM Apr -19.8% 8.4% 2.5%
2017-06-05 08:00 AM May -19.8% 2.5%
2017-07-05 08:00 AM Jun 208456.87%
2017-08-04 08:00 AM Jul 171499.12%




United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 1.00 15.00 55.00 -75.00 [+]
Services PMI 55.80 55.00 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 57.30 54.20 61.50 34.40 [+]
Industrial Production 1.40 2.50 22.70 -12.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.50 -0.80 9.80 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.30 3.00 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 82.50 81.70 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders 9.00 4.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 12704.00 13066.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories 12.00 1448.00 11173.00 -14898.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 3967.00 5593.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 105484.00 102743.00 105484.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -51.00 -40.80 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 170691.00 153041.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 152076.00 562337.00 562337.00 33051.00 Cars [+]
Small Business Sentiment 16.00 16.00 40.00 -69.00 [+]
Steel Production 649.00 626.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Private Investment -0.90 0.40 59.40 -33.60 percent [+]
Mining Production 0.60 -1.10 851.30 -90.50 percent [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 81.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 10.00 10.00 20.00 10.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.49 5.43 5.56 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 7.00 10.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 56.20 54.90 61.80 47.40 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 7.00 6.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 29277.00 34985.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


United Kingdom Car Registrations Notes

This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Car Registrations - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Car Registrations - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
152076.00 562337.00 562337.00 33051.00 1962 - 2017 Cars Monthly
Volume, NSA



car registrations by Country

Last
Australia 13815.11 Dec/16
Brazil 157.00 Apr/17
Canada 190744.00 Mar/17
China 1722200.00 Apr/17
Euro Area 903.32 Apr/17
France 169078.00 Apr/17
Germany 290697.00 Apr/17
India 254290.00 Apr/17
Indonesia 89588.00 Apr/17
Italy 160359.00 Apr/17
Japan 195874.00 Apr/17
Mexico 89396.00 Mar/17
Netherlands 29360.00 Apr/17
Russia 129476.00 Apr/17
South Korea 128618.00 Apr/17
Spain 110046.00 Apr/17
Switzerland 26.52 Feb/17
Turkey 102899.00 Mar/17
United Kingdom 152076.00 Apr/17
United States 569.19 Mar/17