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Published: 22 March 2018

Vehicle stock grew in 2017

At the end of 2017, the Finnish vehicle register contained 6,474,783 vehicles, of which 5,045,365 were in traffic use. The total number of registered vehicles grew by 2.5 per cent and the number of vehicles in traffic use grew by 1.0 per cent compared with the situation at the end of 2016. At the end of 2017, the vehicle register of the Åland Islands contained 47,520 vehicles. These data, compiled by Statistics Finland, are based on the vehicle traffic register of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) and the vehicle register of Ålands Motorfordonsbyrå.

At the end of 2017, there were 3,422,792 passenger cars in the register, of which 2,692,785 were in traffic use. The number of registered passenger cars went up by 2.3 per cent and the number of passenger cars in traffic by 1.5 per cent. The number of registered passenger cars was growing most in North Ostrobothnia and least in Etelä-Savo.

Vehicle stock 1980–2017

Vehicle stock 1980–2017

The average age of registered passenger cars in Mainland Finland was 14.6 years and that of cars in traffic use was 12 years. The average age of passenger cars was lowest in the region of Uusimaa 12.1 years and highest in the region Kainuu 16.8 years.

The most common models of passenger cars in the register of Mainland Finland were Toyota Corolla (around 148,000), Volkswagen Golf (about 127,000) and Toyota Avensis (approx. 89,000).

Source: Vehicle stock statistics 2017. Statistics Finland, Finnish Transport Safety Agency, Ålands Motorfordonsbyrå

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Updated 22.3.2018

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Motor vehicle stock [e-publication].
2017. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.6.2024].
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