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UK Vehicle Registration Statistics

Sat, 31 Mar 2007
Vehicles licensed in Great Britain 2006

The Department for Transport today published National Statistics on the stock of licensed vehicles in Great Britain in 2006.

Motor Vehicles currently licensed in Great Britain The total number of motor vehicles licensed at the end of 2006 was 1.4 per cent higher than at the end of 2005 (Table 1), at 33.4 million. There were increases in currently licensed vehicles for all body types, with the exception of company cars, where there was a decrease from 2005 to 2006. Changes from 2005 to 2006 in the stock of licensed vehicles include:

* The number of cars licensed increased by 1.1 per cent;

* The number of company cars licensed decreased by 1.0 per cent;

* The number of light goods vehicles licensed increased by 4.0 per cent;

* The number of motor cycles, scooters and mopeds licensed increased by 1.5 per cent.

* The number of heavy goods vehicles licensed increased by 0.6 per cent.

Motor Vehicles registered for the first time in Great Britain The number of vehicles registered for the first time during 2006 was 3.6 per cent lower than the number registered for the first time during 2005 (Table 2). With the exception of taxis there were decreases in first time registrations for all body types. Changes from 2005 to 2006 in the number of vehicles being registered for the first time include:

* The number of cars registered for the first time decreased by 4.2 per cent;

* The number of company cars registered for the first time decreased by 3.2 per cent;

* The number of light goods vehicles registered for the first time was relatively unchanged, decreasing by 0.4 per cent;

* The number of motor cycles, scooters and mopeds registered for the first time was relatively unchanged, decreasing by 0.3 per cent.

* The number of heavy goods vehicles registered for the first time decreased by 2.3 per cent.

The statistics are available at: www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/vehicles/licensing/vehiclelicensingstatrelease2006

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