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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Vehicles licensed for the first time

July 2019

 July January - July
20182019Change 20182019Change
New private cars20,74318,741-2,002-9.7% 103,78096,380-7,400-7.1%
New goods vehicles2,5072,7362299.1% 18,07717,041-1,036-5.7%
Total new vehicles24,90723,054-1,853-7.4% 130,084122,023-8,061-6.2%
          
Used private cars8,2029,2031,00112.2% 58,47460,8972,4234.1%
Used goods vehicles1,3371,33920.1% 8,9738,98070.1%
Total used vehicles10,62711,7751,14810.8% 74,47277,8873,4154.6%

Decrease of 9.7% in new private cars licensed in July 2019

Figure 1 New private cars licensed for the first time
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In July 2019, 18,741 new private cars were licensed for the first time, a decrease of 9.7% compared with July 2018. A total of 9,203 used (imported) private cars were licensed, representing a rise of 12.2% on the same month last year.

In the first seven months of 2019, 96,380 new private cars were licensed, a decrease of 7.1% compared with the same period last year. The number of used (imported) private cars licensed increased by 4.1% compared with the same period in 2018.

Electric and hybrid (alternative fuel) vehicles accounted for over ten percent (10.6%) of all private cars licensed in the first seven months of 2019, compared with 6.6% in the same period in 2018. See table 6.