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Vehicle registrations plummet an annual 81.3% in April

Total registration of motor vehicles in April 2020 slumped to 827,  a decrease of 81,3% compared to April 2019 as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Passenger saloon cars registered a fall of 83.3% to 615.

According to Cystat:

(a) The total registrations of motor vehicles decreased by 29.1% to 10.873 in January-April 2020, from 15.342 in January-April 2019.

(b) Passenger saloon cars decreased to 8,719, from 12,629 in January-April 2019, recording a fall of 31.0%. Of the total passenger saloon cars, 3.231 or 37.1% were new and 5,488 or 62,9% were used cars.

(c) Goods conveyance vehicles decreased by 20.5% to 1,388 in January-April 2020, compared to 1.747 in  January-April 2019. In particular, light goods vehicles decreased by 19.0% to 1.221, heavy goods vehicles by 28.9% to 123 and road tractors (units of trailers) by 34.3% to 44.

(d) Mopeds < 50cc recorded a decrease of 69.7% to 30 in the first four months of 2020, compared to 99 in the corresponding period of the previous year.

(e) Mechanised cycles > 50cc decreased to 620 in January-April 2020, compared to 665 in January-April 2019, recording a fall of 6.8%.

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