New car registrations in the UK dropped 4.1 percent from a year earlier to 161,064 units in April 2019, the second lowest volume for that month since 2012. Registrations by private motorists fell 10.3 percent, after a rise of more than 26 percent in April 2018; while fleet demand grew 2.9 percent, with these businesses registering 2,498 more cars than in April 2018. Diesel registrations fell again, but the pace of decline slowed significantly, down 9.4 percent; and petrol demand also dropped, by 3 percent. Overall, alternatively fuelled vehicle (AFV) registrations grew by 12.7 percent, with 10,254 leaving showrooms. Meanwhile, zero emission-capable plug-in hybrids experienced a significant decline, down 34.4 percent in April – evidence of the consequences of prematurely removing upfront purchase incentives before the market is ready. Considering January-April, new car sales fell 2.7 percent to 862,100 units. Car Registrations in the United Kingdom averaged 154020.95 from 1962 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 562337 in March of 2017 and a record low of 33051 in July of 1992.

Car Registrations in the United Kingdom is expected to be 245000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Car Registrations in the United Kingdom to stand at 475000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Car Registrations is projected to trend around 196000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-05 09:00 AM New Car Sales YoY -1.6% -5.5%
2019-03-05 09:00 AM New Car Sales YoY 1.4% -1.6%
2019-04-04 08:00 AM New Car Sales YoY -3.4% 1.4%
2019-05-07 08:00 AM New Car Sales YoY -4.1% -3.4%
2019-06-05 08:00 AM New Car Sales YoY -4.1% -3.2%
2019-07-04 08:00 AM New Car Sales YoY
2019-08-05 08:00 AM New Car Sales YoY


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -13.00 -23.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.10 55.10 61.50 34.40 [+]
Services PMI 50.40 48.90 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 1.30 0.40 22.70 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.70 0.60 9.90 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.60 1.20 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.70 81.30 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 10747.00 11075.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders -10.00 -5.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories 4600.00 4241.00 11295.00 -11441.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4188.00 4725.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 115312.00 112291.00 115312.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -56.10 -62.00 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 126195.00 123203.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 161064.00 458054.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -13.00 -31.00 40.00 -69.00 [+]
Internet Speed 16920.86 16337.23 16920.86 3085.89 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 27493519.00 26782989.00 27493519.00 13305856.00 IP [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.50 0.30 1.90 -2.10 percent [+]
Private Investment 0.50 -0.90 63.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Mining Production 9.80 5.50 854.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 735.00 485.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 81.99 82.11 82.11 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 8.00 6.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 50.90 50.00 61.80 47.60 [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 11.00 11.00 32.00 3.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 9.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 27054.00 32455.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 80.00 82.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 11.00 8.00 20.00 8.00 [+]


United Kingdom Car Registrations

In the United Kingdom, Car Registrations refers to total registration of new passenger cars. 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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
161064.00 458054.00 562337.00 33051.00 1962 - 2019 Monthly
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Argentina 28.47 Apr/19
Australia 14330.43 Dec/18
Brazil 232.00 Apr/19
Canada 186515.00 Mar/19
China 1574900.00 Apr/19
Euro Area 934.92 Apr/19
France 175303.00 Apr/19
Germany 310715.00 Apr/19
India 218679.00 Apr/19
Indonesia 84056.00 Apr/19
Italy 174412.00 Apr/19
Japan 199587.00 Apr/19
Mexico 67680.00 Mar/19
Netherlands 33149.00 Apr/19
Russia 148296.00 Apr/19
Singapore 10378.00 Apr/19
South Africa 24989.00 Apr/19
South Korea 130093.00 Apr/19
Spain 118655.00 Apr/19
Switzerland 24.77 Nov/18
Turkey 58708.00 Mar/19
United Kingdom 161064.00 Apr/19
United States 464.96 Mar/19


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