Insider Business Motor vehicle registrations down an annual 16% in first quarter 2019

Motor vehicle registrations down an annual 16% in first quarter 2019

Total registrations of motor vehicles fell by 16.0% to 10,920 in January-March 2019, from 13,002 vehicles in the same period of 2018, the Statistical Service said on Tuesday.

Passenger saloon cars decreased to 8,956, from 11,024 in January-March 2018 — a drop of 18.8%. Of the total passenger saloon cars, 2,830 or 31.6% were new and 6.126 or 68.4% were second hand cars. 

Goods conveyance vehicles numbered 1,291, unchanged from January-March 2018. Light goods vehicles increased by 1.2% to 1,115, while heavy goods vehicles decreased by 1.5% to 128 and road tractors (units of trailers) decreased by 18.6% to 48. 

Mopeds of less than 50cc increased to 64 in January-March 2019, compared to 41 in January-March 2018.

Motorbikes of more than 50cc fell by 1.7% to 462 in January-March 2019, compared to 470 in January-March 2018.

Top Stories

Greek PM: Observing covid measures vigilantly can prevent new lockdown

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis issued a renewed call to the Greek public to observe health measures against the dispersion of the novel coronavirus, in...

Nine new coronavirus cases detected out of 2,893 tests

The Ministry of Health has announced that 9 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected in Cyprus over the past 24 hours out...

People must observe health protocols, Minister of Health stresses

Minister of Health, Constantinos Ioannou, said on Thursday that the goal is not to impose strict measures but rather to make people understand that...

Staff object to use of Famagusta Hospital as Reference Hospital

Doctors and nurses of the Famagusta General Hospital are up in arms about the continued use of it as the island's Reference Hospital for...

Papadouris sues Auditor General

Former Commissioner for Mountain Communities Giannakis Papadouris filed a lawsuit against Cyprus' Auditor General Odysseas Michailides, through the Christos Pourgourides & Sia law firm. As...

Taste

Sheftalies

Sheftalies, a very tasty dish from the charcoal grill, are minced meat shaped into small sausages and wrapped in “panna” (suet). Panna is a...

Spicy grilled soutzoukakia

Place all ingredients for soutzoukakia in a bowl and mix well, preferably using a food processor, until well combined. Using the mixture, form cigar-shaped...

Souvlakia

Pork souvlaki: Put the meat and all the other ingredients in a bowl (not metal) and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep in...

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...