New car registrations in the UK surged 26.4 percent from a year earlier to 134,344 units in October 2022, following a 4.6 percent rise in November. It was the third month of growth, with hybrid (6.2 percent to 8,899) and battery electric vehicles (23.4 percent to 19,933) driving uplift. Despite the bumper month, the market is on course for the weakest year since 1982 as the industry continues to deal with the damage done by the pandemic and subsequent supply shortages. source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited (SMMT)

Car Registrations in the United Kingdom averaged 153474.54 from 1962 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 562337.00 in March of 2017 and a record low of 4321.00 in April of 2020. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2022.

Car Registrations in the United Kingdom is expected to be 115000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Car Registrations is projected to trend around 110000.00 in 2023 and 112000.00 in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Car Registrations



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-10-05 08:00 AM Sep 4.6% 1.2% 0.8%
2022-11-04 09:00 AM Oct 26.4% 4.6% 3.5%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Car Registrations 134344.00 225269.00 Oct 2022
Car Production 69524.00 63125.00 Units Oct 2022

United Kingdom Car Registrations
In the United Kingdom, Car Registrations refers to total registration of new passenger cars.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
134344.00 225269.00 562337.00 4321.00 1962 - 2022 Monthly
Volume, NSA

News Stream
UK New Car Registrations Continue to Rise
New car registrations in the UK surged 26.4 percent from a year earlier to 134,344 units in October 2022, following a 4.6 percent rise in November. It was the third month of growth, with hybrid (6.2 percent to 8,899) and battery electric vehicles (23.4 percent to 19,933) driving uplift. Despite the bumper month, the market is on course for the weakest year since 1982 as the industry continues to deal with the damage done by the pandemic and subsequent supply shortages.
2022-11-04
UK New Car Registrations Continue to Rise
New car registrations in the UK were up 4.6% year-on-year to 225,269 units in September of 2022, following a 1.2% rise in August. September is typically the second biggest month of the year for the auto sector, and last year, it had its worst performance since 1998. Registrations for battery electric vehicles surged by 16.5% but overall plug-in vehicles fell by 11.5%. On the positive side, plug-in vehicles accounted for more than one in five new cars joining UK roads. Still, overall registrations are 34.4% below pre-pandemic levels as the industry continues to battle supply issues to fulfill a backlog of orders.
2022-10-05
UK Car Registrations Edge Higher in August
UK new car registrations edged up 1.2 percent year-on-year to 68,858 units in August of 2022, halting five consecutive months of declines in a historically muted month as plate changes are set to take place in September. Still, sales were at the second lowest since 2013, due to supply chain pressures, mainly linked to the shortage of semiconductor chips, restricted production, and pressured turnover. Registrations of battery electric vehicles surged by 35.4 percent to 10,006, while petrol cars grew at a slower 7.5 percent to 31,652. On the other hand, declines were seen for diesel (-12.3 percent to 4,455) and mild hybrid petrol vehicles (-14.1 percent to 8,327). Year to date, new car registrations are 10.7 percent down from the previous year to 983,099 units.
2022-09-05