The National Statistics Office has reported that at the end of March, the stock of licensed motor vehicles stood at 313,027. Of these, 79.2 per cent were passenger cars, 14.6 per cent were commercial vehicles, 5.1 per cent were motorcycles, while buses and minibuses accounted for less than one per cent.
New licences issued during the period under review amounted to 4,044. The majority of new licences (3,384 or 83.7 per cent of the total) were issued to passenger cars, followed by goods carrying vehicles with 367. Newly-licensed ‘new’ motor vehicles amounted to 1,717, or 42.5 per cent of the total, and newly licensed ‘used’ motor vehicles totalled 2,327.