322,960 vehicles in Malta
The stock of licensed motor vehicles at the end of 2013 stood at 322,960. A total of 79.3 per cent were passenger cars, 14.4 per cent were commercial vehicles, 5.2 per cent were motorcycles, while buses and minibuses accounted for less than one per cent.
New licences issued between October and December 2013 amounted to 4,075, an increase of 0.5 per cent over the previous quarter. The majority were issued to passenger cars (3,248 or 79.7 per cent), followed by goods-carrying vehicles with 418. Newly-licensed ‘new’ motor vehicles amounted to 1,672, or 41 per cent, and newly licensed ‘used’ motor vehicles totalled 2,403.
In the fourth quarter last year, 46 vehicles were exported. Garaged vehicles amounted to 2,382, while scrapped vehicles totalled 1,788.
As at the end of December, 196,425 vehicles, or 60.8 per cent, had petrol engines. Vehicles with diesel engines reached 125,822, or 39 per cent.