New car registrations in the United Kingdom fell by 34.4 percent year-on-year to 215,312 units in September 2021. It was the lowest figure for a September month since 1998, before the twice-a-year number plate system was introduced, as the auto industry continued to be plagued by supply issues caused by semiconductor shortages. September is typically the second busiest month of the year for the industry, but with the ongoing shortage of semiconductors impacting vehicle availability, the 2021 performance was down some -44.7 percent on the pre-pandemic ten-year average. However, September was the best month ever for new battery electric vehicle (BEV) uptake. With a market share of 15.2%, 32,721 BEVs joined the road in the month, reflecting the wide range of models now available and growing consumer appetite. source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited (SMMT)
Car Registrations in the United Kingdom averaged 153923.48 from 1962 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 562337 in March of 2017 and a record low of 4321 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 October of 2021.
Car Registrations in the United Kingdom is expected to be 136000.00 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 169000.00 in 2022 and 185000.00 in 2023, according to our econometric models.