Norway Automotive Sales Data & Trends


Here you will find annual car sales figures for Norway. These statistics are Total Market Volumes, which include passenger cars as well as light commercial vehicles (LCVs).

Since the late 1990s, the Norwegian car market has fluctuated between 110.000 and 190.000 annual sales. From a low of just over 110.000 sales in 2002, the market peaked at almost 175.000 sales five years later, before dropping 30% in two years time. From 2011 to 2014 the market has been relatively stable around 170.000 annual sales, before setting three consecutive annual records from 2015 to 2017. Sales dipped again in 2018 and 2019 with passenger car sales down but light commercial vehicle sales still up. The share of LCV sales of total car sales in Norway peaked in 2008 at 28%, way above the average of 21%, but have since dipped to an average of 18% since 2012 as the passenger car market has grown faster.

Norway is the largest market for EVs and PHEVs in Europe with 45.662 units in 2016, which gave them a 29,5% share of the Norwegian passenger car market that year. This grew to 33.025 EVs and 29.233 PHEVs for a combined 39,2% share in 2017, 49,1% in 2018 and 56% in 2019, with EVs making up 42% of the total passenger car market. Per end of 2016, 5% of all the cars on Norwegian roads had electric charging capabilities, with a market concentration of 21,5 registered plug-in cars per 1.000 persons, numbers that have naturally only increased since.

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Annual Vehicle Sales

Annual Vehicle Sales Chart

Source: ACEA