Number of newly registered vehicles up 11% in 2016
Almost 121,000 vehicles were registered for the first time in Slovenia last year, which is 11% more than in 2015, according to the Statistics Office. Some three quarters of these vehicles (almost 90,000) were cars, which is also up 11% from the year before.
The number of newly registered buses was up 28% and for lorries the number was 22% higher. The number of newly registered tractors was 5% lower, while the number of newly registered trailers grew by 7%.
Around 87,000 or 72% of the newly registered vehicles were brand new, while the rest had previously been registered abroad. The share of new cars (65,000) among those newly registered was similar.
The number of new vehicles registered in 2016 was 9% higher than the year before and the number of new cars was 7% higher.
A total of 1.47 million vehicles were registered in Slovenia at the end of 2016, which is 2% more than at the end of 2015. Almost 1.1 million of these were cars (77%), which is also 2% more year-on-year.
At the end of last year, 53% of all registered cars were powered by petrol engines, 46% by diesel engines and 1% were gas powered.
The number of petrol-engine cars grew by 2% and the number of diesel-engine cars was 6% higher than at the end of 2015.
The number of liquefied gas-powered cars grew by 10%, the number of hybrid cars by 40% and the number of electric cars by 59%.
One in nine cars registered in Slovenia was younger than three years and a third of all registered cars were older than 12 years.
A quarter of all cars registered in Slovenia were registered in the central statistical region, one in seven in the Ljubljana municipality.