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11-10-2021 14:08

Registration of Motor Vehicles: January-September 2021

Total Registrations -4,8%

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

In September 2021, the total registrations of motor vehicles numbered 3.327, recording a decrease of 19,6% compared to September 2020. Passenger saloon cars registered a fall of 19,5% to 2.561.

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

(a) The total registrations of motor vehicles decreased by 4,8% to 27.699 in January-September 2021, from 29.106 in January-September 2020.

(b) Passenger saloon cars decreased to 21.336 from 22.445 in January-September 2020, recording a fall of 4,9%. Of the total passenger saloon cars, 8.576 or 40,2% were new and 12.760 or 59,8% were used cars.

(c) Motor coaches and buses registered in January-September 2021 decreased to 45, from 266 in the same period of 2020.

(d) Goods conveyance vehicles decreased by 15,4% to 3.081 in January-September 2021, compared to 3.643 in January-September 2020. In particular, light goods vehicles decreased by 20,5% to 2.294 and heavy goods vehicles by 12,1% to 362, while road tractors (units of trailers) increased by 8,6% to 152 and rental vehicles by 31,9% to 273.

(e) Mopeds < 50cc recorded an increase of 38,4% to 220 in January-September 2021, compared to 159 in the corresponding period of the previous year.

(f) Mechanised cycles > 50cc increased to 2.695 in January-September 2021, compared to 2.279 in January-September 2020, recording an increase of 18,3%.

 

 

 

Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category of Road Motor Vehicles

Number of Registrations

 

Percentage Change (%)

Sep 2021

Sep 2020

Jan-Sep 2021

 

Sep 2021/

Sep 2020

Jan-Sep 2021/

Jan-Sep 2020

Passengers’ cars

2.561

3.182

21.336

 

-19,5

-4,9

Motor coaches and buses

5

18

45

 

-72,2

-83,1

Goods conveyance vehicles

332

495

3.081

 

-32,9

-15,4

Mopeds < 50cc

36

31

220

 

16,1

38,4

Mechanised cycles > 50cc

351

347

2.695

 

1,2

18,3

Tractors

15

31

137

 

-51,6

-4,2

Other vehicles

27

33

185

 

-18,2

8,2

Total

3.327

4.137

27.699

 

-19,6

-4,8

   New

1.568

1.417

12.810

 

10,7

12,8

   Used

1.759

2.720

14.889

 

-35,3

-16,1

 

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 €10,00 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
Andri Milidoni: Tel.: 22602240, E-mail: amilidoni@cystat.mof.gov.cy

(MG/IK)