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Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service

New Publication: Registration of Motor Vehicles, Jan-Aug 2020

The Statistical Service announces the publication of the report entitled "Registration of Motor Vehicles" for the period January-August 2020.

In August 2020, the total registrations of motor vehicles numbered 3.217, recording a decrease of 1,0% compared to August 2019. Passenger saloon cars registered a fall of 2,8% to 2.560.

The main developments during the period January-August 2020 compared to the corresponding period of 2019 are summarised as follows:

(a) The total registrations of motor vehicles decreased by 20,3% to 24.969 in January-August 2020, from 31.336 in January-August 2019.

(b) Passenger saloon cars decreased to 19.423 from 25.450 in January-August 2019, recording a fall of 23,7%. Of the total passenger saloon cars, 6.822 or 35,1% were new and 12.601 or 64,9% were used cars.

(c) Goods conveyance vehicles decreased by 17,7% to 2.988 in January-August 2020, compared to 3.632 in January-August 2019. In particular, light goods vehicles decreased by 19,0% to 2.523, heavy goods vehicles by 8,0% to 357 and road tractors (units of trailers) by 16,3% to 108.

(d) Mopeds < 50cc recorded a decrease of 32,6% to 128 in January-August 2020, compared to 190 in the corresponding period of the previous year.

(e) Mechanised cycles > 50cc increased to 1.932 in January-August 2020, compared to 1.654 in January-August 2019, recording an increase of 16,8%.

The report can be purchased at €10,00 per copy. It is also available free of charge in electronic form on the website of the Statistical Service, under the section Publications of the Statistical Subtheme TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS.




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