Registration of vehicles. By type

Registration of vehicles. By type Catalonia. 2018 (p)
Value Variation (%)
Total vehicles 299,668 6.5
Lorries and vans 36,323 13.8
Buses 582 10.4
Cars 216,132 4.3
Motorcycles 42,852 12.8
Industrial vehicles 1,842 -15.7
Others 1,937 27.4
Units: Number of vehicles.
Source: Directorate General of Traffic.
(p) Provisional data
Registration of vehicles. By type Spain. 2018 (p)
Value Variation (%)
Total vehicles 1,830,912 7.4
Lorries and vans 212,050 13.5
Buses 3,839 -4.9
Cars 1,424,092 6.1
Motorcycles 164,592 13.5
Industrial vehicles 17,985 -8.9
Others 8,354 27.2
Units: Number of vehicles.
Source: Directorate General of Traffic.
(p) Provisional data

Date published: January 15, 2019.

Monthly data

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.