By Constantinos Psillides
TOTAL registrations of motor vehicles during the first nine months of the year rose by 21.1 per cent to 16,994, from 14,035 vehicles in the January – September period of 2013, the Statistical Service said yesterday.
According to the report, private saloon cars increased by 28.1 per cent to 12,805 from 9,999 in January–September 2013. Of that total, 5,892 vehicles or 46.0 per cent were new and 6,913 vehicles or 54.0 per cent were used cars.
Goods conveyance vehicles increased by 14.3 per cent to 1,431, compared to 1,252 in the same period last year.
Light goods vehicles increased by 17.8 per cent to 1,225, from 1,040 in 2013. Heavy goods vehicles decreased by 16.8 per cent to 134, from 161 in 2013. Road tractors (units of trailers) increased by 41.2 per cent to 72, from 51 in January-September 2013.
Mopeds of up to 50cc decreased by 1.7 per cent to 174 in January-September, compared to 177 in January-September 2013.
Motor cycles increased by 17.4 per cent to 1,586 this year, compared to 1,351 in January-September 2013.