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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Vehicles licensed for the first time

April 2019

 April January - April
20182019Change 20182019Change
New private cars11,55713,7942,23719.4% 69,95964,655-5,304-7.6%
New goods vehicles2,8192,334-485-17.2% 11,38210,265-1,117-9.8%
Total new vehicles15,58917,3391,75011.2% 86,16380,028-6,135-7.1%
          
Used private cars8,6718,728570.7% 33,37734,6341,2573.8%
Used goods vehicles1,4251,334-91-6.4% 5,0315,069380.8%
Total used vehicles11,20311,264610.5% 41,98743,7991,8124.3%

Increase of 19.4% in new private cars licensed in April 2019

Figure 1 New private cars licensed for the first time
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In April 2019, 13,794 new private cars were licensed, a rise of 19.4% compared with April 2018. The number of used (imported) private cars licensed increased by 0.7% compared with the same period in 2018.

In the first four months of 2019, a total of 64,655 new private cars were licensed, a decrease of 7.6% compared with the same period last year. The number of used (imported) private cars licensed increased by 3.8% compared with the same period in 2018.