New car registrations in the UK rose 1.4 percent year-on-year to 81,969 units in February 2019, after five consecutive months of annual declines. Following a decrease in January, business buyers returned to showrooms registering 1,193 models in February (up 23.4 percent); private rose by 4.3 percent while fleet buyers dropped by 1.3 percent. Demand for alternatively fuelled vehicles continued to increase, up 34.0 percent and marking the 22nd straight month of growth for the segment as new and existing cutting-edge models attracted buyers into showrooms. Registrations of zero-emission electric cars enjoyed particular growth, more than doubling to 731 units, although they still accounted for less than 1 percent of the market (0.9 percent). Additionally, petrol demand advanced 8.3 percent while for diesel vehicles fell 14.3 percent. Ford Fiesta (3,399 units), Ford Focus (2,537), VW Golf (2,410), Mercedes Class A (2,050) and VW Polo (1,512) where the top 5 best sellers in February. Car Registrations in the United Kingdom averaged 153567.49 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 465000.00 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 151000.00 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
2018-12-05 09:00 AM New Car Sales YoY -3% -2.9%
2019-01-07 09:00 AM New Car Sales YoY -5.5% -3%
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 1.4%
2019-05-06 08:00 AM New Car Sales YoY
2019-06-05 08:00 AM New Car Sales YoY


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -23.00 -16.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 51.30 50.10 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.00 52.60 61.50 34.40 [+]
Industrial Production -0.90 -0.90 22.70 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.60 -0.50 9.90 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.10 -2.10 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 81.30 80.20 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders 1.00 6.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 10747.00 11075.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories 2734.00 2502.00 11295.00 -11441.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4725.00 4308.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 112291.00 114178.00 114178.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -57.00 -71.90 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 120649.00 78106.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 81969.00 161013.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -31.00 -18.00 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 [+]
Mining Production -0.60 20.40 854.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.20 0.20 1.90 -2.10 percent [+]
Private Investment -1.40 -1.20 63.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Steel Production 520.00 800.00 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 51.50 50.30 61.80 47.60 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 9.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 29953.00 29548.00 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

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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
81969.00 161013.00 562337.00 33051.00 1962 - 2019 Monthly
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Argentina 30.40 Feb/19
Australia 14078.61 Dec/17
Brazil 199.00 Feb/19
Canada 111917.00 Jan/19
China 1219500.00 Feb/19
Euro Area 926.05 Feb/19
France 178948.00 Feb/19
Germany 268867.00 Feb/19
India 226322.00 Feb/19
Indonesia 81655.00 Feb/19
Italy 177825.00 Feb/19
Japan 261007.00 Feb/19
Mexico 68254.00 Jan/19
Netherlands 29947.00 Feb/19
Russia 128406.00 Feb/19
Singapore 7284.00 Feb/19
South Africa 27000.00 Feb/19
South Korea 98129.00 Feb/19
Spain 108050.00 Feb/19
Switzerland 24.77 Nov/18
Turkey 66486.00 Jan/19
United Kingdom 81969.00 Feb/19
United States 389.93 Jan/19


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