Number of licensed vehicles on the road up slightly in June – NSO

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Number of licensed vehicles on the road up slightly in June - NSOData from the National Statistics Office show that at the end of June 2015, the stock of licensed motor vehicles stood at 340,981, up by one per cent over the previous quarter.

Out of a total of 340,981 licensed motor vehicles, 79.3 per cent were passenger cars, 14.0 per cent were commercial vehicles and 5.7 per cent were motorcycles. Buses and minibuses accounted for less than one per cent.

New licences issued during the second quarter amounted to 5,443. The majority (4,224 or 77.6 per cent of the total) were issued to passenger cars, followed by motorcycles at 672. Newly-licensed ‘new’ motor vehicles amounted to 2,505, or 46.0 per cent of the total, and new licences in respect of ‘used’ motor vehicles totalled 2,938.

In the second quarter, 114 vehicles were exported. Garaged vehicles amounted to 1,951, while scrapped vehicles totalled 1,013.

As at the end of June, 206,766 vehicles had petrol engines, making up 60.6 per cent of the total. At 132,960, diesel-powered vehicles accounted for 39.0 per cent.

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