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Number of cars registered in Hungary falls to 3.6 mln - KSH

There were about 3,608,000 road vehicles, including 2,984,000 passenger cars, in Hungary at the end of 2010, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) said on Friday.

The number of road vehicles fell from 3,640,115 at the end of 2009 and 3,685,717 at the end of 2008.

The average age of motor vehicles was 11.3 years.

The number of lorries fell to 416,672 at the end of the year and the number of buses dropped down to 17,641, but the number of motorcycles rose to 142,251.

The number of new vehicle registrations, which includes used cars imported to Hungary, rose to 16,842 in Q1 from 14,100 in the same period a year earlier. Ford, Opel and Volkswagen models together accounted for one-third of the registrations.

The number of new lorries registered rose to 4,407 in Q1 from 3,171 in the same period a year earlier. The average age of lorries registered in Hungary rose to 10.7 years at the end of 2010 from 10.2 years twelve months earlier.

The number of new bus registrations rose to 191 in Q1 from 151 in the same period a year earlier. The average age of buses registered in Hungary rose to 13.4 years at the end of 2010 from 12.9 years twelve months earlier