Cyprus Mail

Vehicle registrations down in first half of 2013

New vehicle registrations fell by 36.6 per cent in the first six months of the year data published on Tuesday by the Cyprus Statistical Service showed.

The total number of newly registered vehicles came to 9,258 in the first six months of 2013 compared to 14,613 for the same period of 2012.

Privately owned saloon registrations recorded a reduction of 38.7 per cent standing at 6,627 compared to 10,806 registered during the first six months of 2012.  From the total of 6,627, some 3,150 or 47.5 per cent, were new while 3,477 or 52.5 per cent were used cars.

A total of 835 commercial vehicles and trucks were registered during the first half of 2013 compared to 1,471 last year, recording a drop of the order of 43.2 per cent.

Light commercial vehicles’ registration also dropped by 44.4 per cent standing at 677 compared to 1,218 in 2012.

The drop of heavy commercial vehicles registered during the first six months of the year was of the order of 25.3 per cent with only 118 registrations compared to 158 in 2012.

Trailers registered came to 40 between January and June 2013 recording a drop of 57.9 per cent.

Fewer also were the number of scooters registered by 15.2 per cent in the first six months of the year as well as motorbikes of >50 cc by 25.3 per cent.



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