Newly registered vehicles drop significantly in 1st quarter of 2019

The total registrations of motor vehicles decreased by 16.0% to 10,920 between January and March 2019, from 13,002 vehicles in the same period of 2018, the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus (Cystat) said in its report on the “Registration of Motor Vehicles” for the period January-March 2019, released on Tuesday.

Newly registered passenger saloon cars decreased to 8,956, from 11,024 in January-March 2018, a decrease of 18.8%, said Cystat. Of those, 2,830 or 31.6% were new and 6,126 or 68.4% were used ones.

Goods conveyance vehicles stood at 1,291, unchanged from the same period last year. In particular, light goods vehicles increased by 1.2% to 1,115, heavy goods vehicles decreased by 1.5% to 128 and road tractors (units of trailers) decreased by 18.6% to 48, the Statistical Service said.

Source: Cyprus News Agency