New car registrations in the UK fell 5.5 percent year-on-year to 144,089 units in December of 2018 amid a turbulent year of model changes, regulatory upheaval and continued anti-diesel policies, adding to the ongoing decline in consumer and business confidence. A 26.3 percent decline in diesel cars registrations was enough to offset increase for demand for petrol (7.2 percent) and alternatively fuelled vehicles (6.1 percent). While fleet and private registrations fell in turn by 7.9 percent and 3.8 percent, business sales rose 16.8 percent, though the latter makes up only 4.3 percent of the market. In 2018, new car sales slumped 6.8 percent year-on-year to 2.37 million units. Car Registrations in the United Kingdom averaged 153661.28 from 1962 until 2018, 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 571000.00 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 183000.00 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
2018-10-04 08:00 AM New Car Sales YoY -20.5% 23.1%
2018-11-05 09:00 AM New Car Sales YoY -2.9% -20.5%
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 -5.5%
2019-03-05 09:00 AM New Car Sales YoY
2019-04-05 08:00 AM New Car Sales YoY


United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -16.00 -3.00 55.00 -75.00 Index Points [+]
Services PMI 51.20 50.40 62.50 40.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.20 53.60 61.50 34.40 [+]
Industrial Production -1.50 -0.90 22.70 -11.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.40 -0.50 9.90 -8.00 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.10 -0.70 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.20 82.30 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
Factory Orders 8.00 10.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
New Orders 11075.00 10801.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Changes in Inventories 2955.00 1871.00 11295.00 -11441.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 4308.00 3918.00 6509.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 114178.00 111344.00 114178.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index -67.50 -61.40 61.00 -77.20 [+]
Car Production 129030.00 140374.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 144089.00 158639.00 562337.00 33051.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -18.00 6.00 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 -2.30 -2.60 854.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.30 0.40 1.90 -2.10 percent [+]
Private Investment -1.10 -0.40 63.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Steel Production 455.00 660.00 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 51.40 50.80 61.80 47.60 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 9.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 27869.00 25086.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 82.00 81.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 8.00 10.00 20.00 8.00 [+]


United Kingdom Car Registrations

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
144089.00 158639.00 562337.00 33051.00 1962 - 2018 Monthly
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Argentina 48.42 Dec/18
Australia 14078.61 Dec/17
Brazil 235.00 Dec/18
Canada 149239.00 Nov/18
China 2233100.00 Dec/18
Euro Area 884.46 Dec/18
France 162340.00 Dec/18
Germany 237058.00 Dec/18
India 214783.00 Dec/18
Indonesia 87846.00 Dec/18
Italy 124078.00 Dec/18
Japan 215152.00 Dec/18
Mexico 81542.00 Nov/18
Netherlands 20028.00 Dec/18
Russia 175240.00 Dec/18
Singapore 9923.00 Nov/18
South Africa 26547.00 Dec/18
South Korea 118994.00 Dec/18
Spain 113838.00 Dec/18
Switzerland 24.77 Nov/18
Turkey 66578.00 Nov/18
United Kingdom 144089.00 Dec/18
United States 431.72 Oct/18


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