Passenger car sales in Sweden 2009-2019

In 2019, over 356 thousand passenger cars were sold in Sweden. This was an increase of 0.65 percent compared to the previous year. During the past ten years, the amount fluctuated, peaking in 2017 at roughly 379 thousand units. 2009 saw the lowest number of cars sold in the country, amounting to only about 213 thousand.

Which car brands are most popular in Sweden?

Volvo led the ranking of the leading car brands in Sweden in 2019, based on new registrations. The Sweden-based manufacturer sold more than 65 thousand cars from this brand. German Volkswagen ranked second, at an amount of 48,945 units. Similarly, Volvo and Volkswagen car models, such as Volvo S/V60 and VW Golf, ranked highest as well that year.

Registered passenger cars in Sweden

In recent years, the total number of passenger cars in use in Sweden slightly grew, reaching a number of nearly 4.9 million in 2018. By contrast, in 2012, the stock amounted to 4.45 million. Especially, electric cars becoming increasingly popular. While the number of registered electric passenger cars was 129 in 2008, the amount was already over 16 thousand ten years later.

Number of passenger cars sold in Sweden from 2009 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

2009 to 2019

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