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Decrease of 63.8% in new private cars licensed February 2009

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Vehicles Licensed for the First Time February 2009

  New Private Cars All New Vehicles
Feb 2009 8,795 10,926
Feb 2008 24,290 31,609
Feb 2007 26,495 33,971
Jan-Feb 2009 19,792 24,015
Jan-Feb 2008 57,251 70,674
Jan-Feb 2007 55,776 69,987

Decrease of 63.8% in new private cars licensed

There were 8,795 new private cars licensed in February 2009, compared with 24,290 in February 2008, a decrease of 63.8%. See Table 1 and graph.

The number of new goods vehicles licensed in February 2009 was 1,098 compared with 5,181 in the corresponding month last year – a decrease of 78.8%.

The vehicle licensing figures also show that:

In February 2009, the total number of all vehicles licensed was 18,609 compared with 38,879 during the samemonth in 2008 – a decrease of 52.1%.

The total number of all new vehicles licensed during February 2009 was 10,926 compared with 31,609 during the same month in 2008 – a decrease of 65.4%.

In February 2009, of the 8,795 new private cars licensed, 3,687 (41.9%) were petrol and 4,978 (56.6%) were diesel.

The highest number of new private cars licensed in February 2009, classified by make, was Toyota (1,755) followed by Ford (1,239) Volkswagen (916) Nissan (765) and Opel (574).

The licensing figures refer to vehicles taxed for road use only and classified by taxation class.

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March 13th, 2009
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