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First registrations of motor vehicles

Producer: Statistics Finland
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Main topic: Transport and Tourism
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): No


Statistics Finland's statistics on motor vehicles are based on the traffic affairs register of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom), which contains data on all road transport vehicles liable for registration on Mainland Finland. First registrations are drawn monthly from the register for Statistics Finland. ┼lands Fordonsmyndigheten supplies to Statistics Finland annual statistics on first registrations on the ┼land Islands, and these data are added to the long time series on first registrations. Vehicles in the separate register of the defence forces are no included in Statistics Finland's statistics on motor vehicles.

Data content

First registrations of new motor vehicles monthly. Data for the whole year from the separate register of the ┼land Islands. Data on different types of vehicles (automobiles, motorcycles, mopeds, snowmobiles, agricultural tractors, motor-driven machines and trailers) by e.g. motive power (petrol, diesel) and intended use (private, licensed). Other data: make, model and diverse technical details of vehicle. In addition, data describing the owner and user of a vehicle. Unit-specific data are not released.

Classifications used

Regional divisions based on municipalities, i.e. whole country, province, region, sub-regional unit and municipality. The statistics can also be produced by postal code area.

Data collection methods and data sources

Traficom's traffic affairs register from which data on first registrations are drawn for Statistics Finland monthly. Data on numbers of first registrations on the ┼land Islands annually

Updating frequency


Time of completion or release

The statistics on first registrations are finalised with a short time lag monthly.

Time series

Data are available starting from 1960.


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Contact information

Additional information

The data can be linked with those on population, dwellings, enterprises and traffic accidents.

Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom

Last updated 11.03.2019