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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Vehicles licensed for the first time

June 2019

 June January - June
20182019Change 20182019Change
New private cars3,7163,8581423.8% 83,03777,639-5,398-6.5%
New goods vehicles1,6491,526-123-7.5% 15,57014,305-1,265-8.1%
Total new vehicles5,9996,078791.3% 105,17798,969-6,208-5.9%
          
Used private cars8,0737,998-75-0.9% 50,27251,6941,4222.8%
Used goods vehicles1,1891,187-2-0.2% 7,6367,64150.1%
Total used vehicles10,39210,39310.0% 63,84566,1122,2673.6%

Decrease of 6.5% in new private cars licensed in the first half of 2019, but electric and hybrid numbers are up by 68.5%

Figure 1 New private cars licensed for the first time
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In the first half of 2019, a total of 77,639 new private cars were licensed, a decrease of 6.5% compared with the same period last year. The number of used (imported) private cars licensed increased by 2.8% compared with the same period in 2018.

While licensing of new petrol and diesel private cars fell in the first six months of 2019, the number of electric and hybrid new private cars licensed increased by almost seventy percent (68.5%) to 9,150. In the first half of 2019, electric and hybrid (alternative fuel) vehicles accounted for 11.8% of all new private cars licensed, up from 6.5% in the same period in 2018. See table 2B.

In June 2019, 3,858 new private cars were licensed, an increase of 3.8% compared with June 2018. The number of used (imported) private cars licensed decreased by 0.9% compared with the same period in 2018.