Passenger car sales in Sweden 2008-2018

Number of passenger cars sold in Sweden from 2008 to 2018

by Julia Stoll, last edited Sep 6, 2019
Passenger car sales in Sweden 2008-2018 In 2018, nearly 354 thousand passenger cars were sold in Sweden. This was a decrease of 6.76 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 2018, based on new registrations. The Sweden-based manufacturer sold almost 70 thousand cars from this brand. German Volkswagen ranked second, at an amount of 53,471 units. Similarly, Volvo and Volkswagen car models, such as Volvo S/V90 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.
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Number of passenger cars sold in Sweden from 2008 to 2018

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