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08-03-2021 13:36

Registration of Motor Vehicles January-February 2021

The Statistical Service announces the publication of the report entitled “Registration of Motor Vehicles” for the period January-February 2021.

In February 2021, the total registrations of motor vehicles numbered 3.123, recording a decrease of 15,9% compared to February 2020. Passenger saloon cars registered a fall of 16,2% to 2.478.

The main developments during the period January-February 2021 compared to the corresponding period of 2020 are summarised as follows:

      (a)    The total registrations of motor vehicles decreased by 16,4% to 6.554 in January-February 2021, from 7.842 in January-February 2020.

      (b)    Passenger saloon cars decreased to 5.229 from 6.309 in January-February 2020, recording a fall of 17,1%. Of the total passenger saloon cars, 1.777 or 34,0% were new and 3.452 or 66,0% were used cars.

      (c)     Goods conveyance vehicles decreased by 29,0% to 721 in January-February 2021, compared to 1.016 in January-February 2020. In particular, light goods vehicles decreased by 33,1% to 592, heavy goods vehicles by 22,2% to 77, while road tractors (units of trailers) increased by 62,5% to 52.

      (d)    Mopeds < 50cc recorded an increase of 68,2% to 37 in January-February 2021, compared to 22 in the corresponding period of the previous year.

      (e)    Mechanised cycles> 50cc increased to 483 in January-February 2021, compared to 406 in January-February 2020, recording an increase of 19,0%.

The report can be purchased at €6,50 per copy. It is also available free of charge in electronic form at the website of the Statistical Service, at the address