Stock of licensed motor vehicles up by 1% to 344,543 – NSO
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At the end of September 2015, the stock of licensed motor vehicles in Gozo and Malta stood at 344,543, up by one per cent over the previous quarter, the National Statistics Office said today.
Of these, 79.2 per cent were passenger cars, 13.9 per cent were commercial vehicles, 5.7 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 5,517. The majority of new licences (4,257 or 77.2 per cent of the total) were issued to passenger cars, followed by motorcycles with 573.
Newly-licensed 'new' motor vehicles amounted to 2,374, or 43.0 per cent of the total, and newly licensed 'used' motor vehicles totalled 3,143.
In the third quarter this year, 142 vehicles were exported. Garaged vehicles amounted to 1,791, while scrapped vehicles totalled 1,547.
As at the end of September this year, 209,028 vehicles, or 60.7 per cent of the total, had petrol engines. Vehicles with diesel engines reached 134,144, or 38.9 per cent of the total.