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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Vehicles licensed for the first time

May 2019

 May January - May
20182019Change 20182019Change
New private cars9,3629,126-236-2.5% 79,32173,781-5,540-7.0%
New goods vehicles2,5392,514-25-1.0% 13,92112,779-1,142-8.2%
Total new vehicles13,01512,863-152-1.2% 99,17892,891-6,287-6.3%
          
Used private cars8,8229,0622402.7% 42,19943,6961,4973.5%
Used goods vehicles1,4161,385-31-2.2% 6,4476,45470.1%
Total used vehicles11,46611,9204544.0% 53,45355,7192,2664.2%

Decrease of 2.5% in new private cars licensed in May 2019

Figure 1 New private cars licensed for the first time
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In May 2019, 9,126 new private cars were licensed, a drop of 2.5% compared with May 2018. The number of used (imported) private cars licensed increased by 2.7% compared with the same period in 2018.

In the first five months of 2019, a total of 73,781 new private cars were licensed, a decrease of 7.0% compared with the same period last year. The number of used (imported) private cars licensed increased by 3.5% compared with the same period in 2018.