Stock of licensed motor vehicles up by 1.2% on previous quarter
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At the end of June, the stock of licensed motor vehicles stood at 329,053, up by 1.2 per cent over the previous quarter, the National Statistics Office said today.
The stock of licensed motor vehicles stood at 329,053. Of these, 79.3 per cent were passenger cars, 14.2 per cent were commercial vehicles, 5.4 per cent were motorcycles, while buses and minibuses accounted for less than one per cent.
New licences issued during the period under review amounted to 5,289. The majority of new licences (4,152 or 78.5 per cent of the total) were issued to passenger cars, followed by motorcycles with 565. Newly-licensed ‘new’ motor vehicles amounted to 2,447, or 46.3 per cent of the total, and newly-licensed ‘used’ motor vehicles totalled 2,842.
In the second quarter this year, 43 vehicles were exported. Garaged vehicles amounted to 2,022, while scrapped vehicles totalled 801.
As at the end of June, 199,677 vehicles, or 60.7 per cent of the total, had petrol engines. Vehicles with diesel engines numbered 128,465, or 39.0 per cent of the total .