Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service

New Publication: Registration of Motor Vehicles, Jan-Dec 2017

The Statistical Service announces the publication of the report entitled "Registration of Motor Vehicles" for the period January-December 2017.

The main developments during 2017, compared to 2016, were:

(a) The total registrations of motor vehicles increased by 29,1% to 43.640 in January-December 2017, from 33.805 vehicles in the same period of 2016.

(b) Passenger saloon cars increased to 36.067, from 27.956 in January-December 2016, i.e. there was an increase of 29,0%. Of the total passenger saloon cars, 13.118 or 36,4% were new and 22.949 or 63,6% were used cars.

(c) Motor coaches and buses registered in January-December 2017 increased to 200, from 133 in the same period of 2016.

(d) Goods conveyance vehicles increased by 43,1% to 4.396 in 2017, compared to 3.072 in January-December 2016.

Light goods vehicles increased by 44,6% to 3.738 in 2017, from 2.585 in 2016.

Heavy goods vehicles increased by 37,4% to 408 in 2017, from 297 in the previous year.

Road tractors (units of trailers) increased by 31,6% to 250 in 2017, from 190 in 2016.

(e) Mopeds < 50cc increased by 32,3% to 254 in January-December 2017, compared to 192 in January-December 2016.

(f) Mechanised cycles > 50cc increased by 5,7% to 2.435 in 2017, compared to 2.303 in 2016.

(g) European Union member countries were the main suppliers of motor vehicles in Cyprus during 2017. The EU accounted for 58,1% of the total registrations, while Japan΄s share stood at 28,5%.

An electronic version of the report can be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Statistical Service, under the section Publications of the Statistical Subtheme TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS. Within the coming days, the paper publication will also be made available for sale from the Government Printing Office in Nicosia at the price of €10,00 per copy.




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