In the first half of 2015 new registrations of road vehicles for passenger transport increased by 12.9 percent year on year, while new registrations of vehicles for transport of goods went up by 8.2 percent, shows latest data from the National Institute for Statistics.
This was reflected in the sale of automotive fuels in specialized stores, which also increased by 4.9 percent gross series in H1 2015 against the same period of last year.
In QII 2015, compared to the same quarter of 2014, the registrations of buses and minibuses increased by 97.1 percent, which also presented a 44.3 percent rise when comparing H1 2015 against the same period of last year. Passenger car registrations rose by 11.9 percent, while there were drops of 8.7 percent in the category of mopeds and motorcycles.
During the same period, new registrations of road vehicles for transport of goods increased by 30.9 percent for road tractors, 6.7 percent for trailers and semitrailers and 1.6 percent for lorries.
Compared to the first quarter of 2015, in QII 2015 new registrations of road vehicles for passenger transport increased by 14.9 percent, while new registrations of road vehicles for goods transport increased by 7.5 percent.