Registration of vehicles. By type

Registration of vehicles. By type Catalonia. 2017
Value Variation (%)
Total vehicles 281,328 3.9
Lorries and vans 32,395 5.9
Buses 527 13.6
Cars 206,831 8.0
Motorcycles 37,880 -15.6
Industrial vehicles 2,193 -9.4
Others 1,502 62.4
Units: Number of vehicles.
Source: Directorate General of Traffic.
2017 data are provisional.
Registration of vehicles. By type Spain. 2017
Value Variation (%)
Total vehicles 1,704,237 7.2
Lorries and vans 187,836 10.5
Buses 4,035 7.3
Cars 1,341,627 9.1
Motorcycles 144,462 -10.3
Industrial vehicles 19,779 -5.2
Others 6,498 57.1
Units: Number of vehicles.
Source: Directorate General of Traffic.
2017 data are provisional.

Date published: January 15, 2018.

Methodological note

This indicator is made using province-wide information on registrations of vehicles published by the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT). Vehicles are classified in the following categories:

  • Lorries and vans: Vehicles whose purpose is transport of goods (motorcycles with three wheels, weighing no less than 400 kg are excluded).
  • Buses: Vehicles whose purpose is transport of travellers with a capacity for more than nine persons, including the driver. Trolleybuses (vehicles connected to an electrical line that do not move around on rails) are excluded from this category.
  • Private cars: Four-wheeled vehicle whose purpose is transportation of travellers, with a maximum capacity of nine people, including the driver.
  • Motorcycle: Two-wheeled vehicles, with or without a sidecar the passenger compartment laterally attached to the motorcycle. Cars for disabled people are also included in this category.
  • Industrial tractors: Vehicles capable of dragging a semi-trailer, without taking farming tractors into account.
  • Others: Vehicles not included in the previous categories, excluding farming vehicles. Before 1998, trucks were included in this category.

The annual data are definitive.

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