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08-08-2022 14:39

Registration of Motor Vehicles: January - July 2022

The Statistical Service announces the publication of the report entitled "Registration of Motor Vehicles" for the period January-July 2022.

In July 2022, the total registrations of motor vehicles numbered 2.988, recording a decrease of 13,2% compared to 3.443 in July 2021. Passenger saloon cars registered a fall of 14,2% to 2.326, from 2.712 in July 2021.

The main developments during the period January-July 2022 compared to the corresponding period of 2021 are summarised as follows:

(a) The total registrations of motor vehicles decreased by 6,3% to 20.685 in January-July 2022, from 22.074 in January-July 2021.

(b) Passenger saloon cars decreased to 16.427 from 16.979 in January-July 2021, recording a fall of 3,3%. Of the total passenger saloon cars, 7.240 or 44,1% were new and 9.187 or 55,9% were used cars. Rental cars in particular recorded a rise of 86,2% to 2.878.

(c) Motor coaches and buses registered in January-July 2022 increased to 47, from 38 in the same period of 2021.

(d) Goods conveyance vehicles decreased by 11,2% to 2.252 in January-July 2022, compared to 2.535 in January-July 2021. In particular, light goods vehicles decreased by 2,8% to 1.812, heavy goods vehicles by 26,5% to 230, road tractors (units of trailers) by 61,7% to 49 and rental vehicles by 29,7% to 161.

(e) Mopeds < 50cc registered in January-July 2022 increased to 179 compared to 166 in the corresponding period of the previous year.

(f) Mechanised cycles > 50cc decreased by 25,6% to 1.562 in January-July 2022, compared to 2.100 in January-July 2021.



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.


“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 portalof the Statistical Service.

For more information:

CYSTAT Portal, subtheme Services

CYSTAT-DB (Online Database)

Predefined Tables (Excel)

Publications (Pdf)

Andrie Milidoni: Tel.: 22602240, E-mail: