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11-05-2021 13:34

Registration of Motor Vehicles: January – April 2021

Total Registrations +14,9%

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

In April 2021, the total registrations of motor vehicles numbered 2.725, recording an increase of 229,5% compared to April 2020, the month during which COVID-19 strict containment measures were in force in Cyprus for the first time. Passenger saloon cars registered a rise of 240,7% to 2.095.

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

(a) The total registrations of motor vehicles increased by 14,9% to 12.489 in January-April 2021, from 10.873 in January-April 2020.

(b) Passenger saloon cars increased to 9.648 from 8.636 in January-April 2020, recording a rise of 11,7%. Of the total passenger saloon cars, 3.659 or 37,9% were new and 5.989 or 62,1% were used cars.

(c) Motor coaches and buses registered in January-April 2021 decreased to 19, from 31 in the same period of 2020.

(d) Goods conveyance vehicles recorded a slight increase of 0,6% to 1.480 in January-April 2021, compared to 1.471 in January-April 2020. In particular, heavy goods vehicles increased by 46,3% to 180, road tractors (units of trailers) by 90,9% to 84 and rental vehicles by 15,7% to 96, while light goods vehicles decreased by 8,3% to 1.120.

(e) Mopeds < 50cc recorded an increase of 260,0% to 108 in January-April 2021, compared to 30 in the corresponding period of the previous year.

(f) Mechanised cycles > 50cc increased to 1.098 in January-April 2021, compared to 620 in January-April 2020, recording an increase of 77,1%.

 

 

Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category of Road Motor Vehicles

Number of Registrations

 

Percentage Change (%)

Apr 2021

Apr

2020

Jan-Apr 2021

 

Apr 2021/

Apr 2020

Jan-Apr 2021/

Jan-Apr 2020

Passengers’ cars

2.095

615

9.648

 

240,7

11,7

Motor coaches and buses

3

7

19

 

-57,1

-38,7

Goods conveyance vehicles

316

118

1.480

 

167,8

0,6

Mopeds < 50cc

14

3

108

 

366,7

260,0

Mechanised cycles > 50cc

258

82

1.098

 

214,6

77,1

Tractors

13

0

56

 

N/A

60,0

Other vehicles

26

2

80

 

1200,0

60,0

Total

2.725

827

12.489

 

229,5

14,9

   New

1.310

381

5.386

 

243,8

24,5

   Used

1.415

446

7.103

 

217,3

8,5

N/A: Not applicable

METHODOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Scope and coverage

Data for the Registration of Motor Vehicles are collected on a monthly basis. They include the newly registered motor vehicles, as recorded by the Department of Road Transport.

The registrations are presented by category, make, energy type, new or used, engine cubic capacity, country of manufacture and other vehicle characteristics, based on the information maintained by the Motor Vehicles Registration and Licensing Authority of the Department of Road Transport.

Data collection

The collection of data is conducted by the Statistical Service, which receives the necessary data from the Department of Road Transport.

Definitions

“Road motor vehicle” means any road vehicle fitted with an engine whence it derives its sole means of propulsion, which is normally used for carrying persons or goods by road, namely:

  • Passengers’ cars saloon, which include private cars, taxis, rental cars, learners’ cars and invalid carriages.
  • Motor coaches and buses, for private and public use.
  • Goods conveyance vehicles, which include heavy and light goods conveyance vehicles and road tractors (units of trailers).
  • Mopeds and mechanised cycles, which include autocycles, motor tricycles, motorcycles and rental motorcycles.
  • Tractors, for agriculture and non-agriculture use.
  • Other vehicles, which include road rollers, mobile motor cranes, heavy locomotives and other vehicle for specific type and use.

Monthly Publication

The report entitled “Registration of Motor Vehicles” is published on a monthly basis since 1982 and can be purchased at €6,50 per copy. It is also available free of charge in electronic form on the website of the Statistical Service.

For more information:

Statistical Service (CYSTAT) Website, subtheme Transport and Communications

Contact
Antri Milidoni: Tel.: 22602240, E-mail: amilidoni@cystat.mof.gov.cy

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