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CSO statistical release, 09 May 2018, 11am

Vehicles licensed for the first time

April 2018

 April January - April
20172018Change 20172018Change
New private cars13,42711,557-1,870-13.9% 74,18069,959-4,221-5.7%
New goods vehicles2,1962,81962328.4% 11,07311,3823092.8%
Total new vehicles16,71015,589-1,121-6.7% 89,93186,163-3,768-4.2%
          
Used private cars7,2728,6711,39919.2% 30,12833,3773,24910.8%
Used goods vehicles1,0901,42533530.7% 4,5775,0314549.9%
Total used vehicles9,33211,2031,87120.0% 38,33441,9873,6539.5%

Decrease of 13.9% in new private cars licensed in April 2018

Figure 1 VLFTM - New private cars licensed for the first time
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In April 2018, 11,557 new private cars were licensed, a drop of 13.9% compared with April 2017. The number of used (imported) private cars licensed increased by 19.2% compared with the same period in 2017.

In the first four months of 2018, a total of 69,959 new private cars were licensed, a decrease of 5.7% compared with the same period last year. The number of used (imported) private cars licensed increased by 10.8% compared with the same period in 2017.