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Average of 36 vehicles being licensed every day

Latest national statistics show that 352,671 vehicles are registered in Malta, an increase of 1% over the previous quarter

Staff Reporter
1 August 2016, 11:57am
The number of vehicles in Malta has continued to grow, with the latest figures showing that 352,671 are registered on the island.

National statistics show that this an increase of 1% over the first quarter of this year, effectively meaning that the stock of licensed vehicles has increased at an average rate of 36 vehicles per day between April and June.

It is also a registered increase of 11,690 motor vehicles, when compared to the same period in 2015.

The vast majority, 79.1%, of all licensed vehicles are passengers, while 13.6% were commercial vehicles, 6.2% motorcycles, while buses and minibuses amounted to less than 1%.

5,857 new licenses were issued in the second quarter of this year. The majority of these, 4,186, were issued to passenger cars while 1,055 were issued to motorcycles. Newly-licensed ‘new’ motor vehicles amounted to 2,890, or 49.3% of the total, and newly licensed ‘used’ motor vehicles totalled 2,967.

During the second quarter of 2016, newly licensed motorcycles increased by 57% over the same period last year.  

As at the end of June this year, 214,292 vehicles, or 60.8% of the total, had petrol engines. Vehicles with diesel engines reached 136,627, or 38.7 per cent of the total.

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