Total registrations of motor vehicles numbered 2,484 in August 2022, recording an increase of 8.1% compared to 2,298 in August 2021, according to the Statistical Service of Cyprus. Passenger saloon cars registered a rise of 12.4% to 2,018, from 1,796 in August 2021.
However, registrations in August 2022 were down 17% compared to the previous month, when 2,988 registrations were recorded.
During the period January-August 2022 compared to the corresponding period of 2021 the total registrations of motor vehicles decreased by 4.9% to 23,169 in January-August 2022, from 24,372 in January-August 2021.
Passenger saloon cars decreased to 18,445 from 18,775 in January-August 2021, recording a fall of 1.8%. Of the total passenger saloon cars, 7,884 or 42,7% were new and 10,561 or 57.3% were used cars. Rental cars in particular recorded a rise of 78.4% to 3,135.
Motor coaches and buses registered in January-August 2022 increased to 56, from 40 in the same period of 2021.
Goods conveyance vehicles decreased by 9.2% to 2,497 in January-August 2022, compared to 2,749 in January-August 2021. In particular, light goods vehicles decreased by 1% to 2,003, heavy goods vehicles by 23.1% to 260, road tractors (units of trailers) by 60% to 56 and rental vehicles by 27.9% to 178.
Mopeds &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt; 50cc registered in January-August 2022 increased to 191 compared to 184 in the corresponding period of the previous year.
Mechanised cycles &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; 50cc decreased by 25.6% to 1,745 in January-August 2022, compared to 2,344 in January-August 2021.
Source: Cyprus News Agency