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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Vehicles licensed for the first time

February 2019

 February January - February
20182019Change 20182019Change
New private cars16,50114,178-2,323-14.1% 42,31436,457-5,857-13.8%
New goods vehicles3,1032,736-367-11.8% 6,1355,426-709-11.6%
Total new vehicles20,78218,171-2,611-12.6% 50,89344,545-6,348-12.5%
          
Used private cars8,6038,674710.8% 16,62816,8051771.1%
Used goods vehicles1,2451,203-42-3.4% 2,4672,516492.0%
Total used vehicles10,71210,750380.4% 20,74021,1323921.9%

Decrease of 14.1% in new private cars licensed in February 2019

Figure 1 VLFTM - New private cars licensed for the first time
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In February 2019, 14,178 new private cars were licensed, a drop of 14.1% compared with February 2018. The number of used (imported) private cars licensed increased by 0.8% compared with February 2018.

In the first two months of 2019, a total of 36,457 new private cars were licensed, a decrease of 13.8% compared with the same period last year. The number of used (imported) private cars licensed increased by 1.1% compared with the same period in 2018.