March vehicle sales jump 75.6%

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Total registrations of motor vehicles in March reached 4,270, an annual increase of 75.6%, according to official data.

Of the 4,270 new registrations, 2,245 were new motor vehicles, and 2,025 were used.

Passenger saloon cars registered a rise of 83% to 3,484, from 1,904 in March 2022.

Coaches and buses decreased to just six from 27, recording a decrease of 77.8%. On the other hand, goods conveyance vehicles recorded an increase of 50.2% to 419 from 279 in March 2022.

Mopeds of less than 50cc also recorded a huge decrease of 81.1% to just 7 in March from 37 in the previous year, while an increase of 95.8% was recorded for motorcycles over 50cc to 323 from 165.

During January-March 2023, total registrations of motor vehicles increased by 29.5% to 10,193 from 7,872 in January-March 2022.

Passenger saloon cars increased to 8,264 from 6,382, recording a rise of 29.5%.

Of the total passenger saloon cars, 4,009, or 48.5%, were new and 4,255 or 51.5%, were used. Rental cars recorded a rise of 33.6% to 1,168.

Coaches and buses registered in January-March 2023 decreased to 21 from 36.

Goods conveyance vehicles rose by 25.8% to 1,029 compared to 818 in January-March 2022.

Light goods vehicles increased by 23.3% to 793, heavy goods vehicles by 72.6% to 145 and road tractors (units of trailers) by 141.7% to 29.

Mopeds under 50cc registered in January-March decreased to 28 from 73 in the previous year, while bikes over 50cc climbed 50.4% to 722 from 480 in January-March 2022.