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Registration of vehicles. By type

Registration of vehicles. By type Catalonia. 2020 (p)
Value Variation (%)
Total vehicles 205,382 -30.1
Lorries and vans 21,070 -31.5
Buses 243 -66.9
Cars 140,651 -33.7
Motorcycles 39,064 -14.8
Industrial vehicles 2,133 9.0
Others 2,221 -9.6
Units: Number of vehicles.
Source: Directorate General of Traffic.
Note: Between 14 March and 21 June 2020, it is in force the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by Covid-19.
(p) Provisional data.
Registration of vehicles. By type Spain. 2020 (p)
Value Variation (%)
Total vehicles 1,283,277 -28.4
Lorries and vans 154,622 -23.3
Buses 2,262 -38.0
Cars 939,180 -31.7
Motorcycles 161,662 -12.1
Industrial vehicles 16,248 -12.2
Others 9,303 -7.9
Units: Number of vehicles.
Source: Directorate General of Traffic.
Note: Between 14 March and 21 June 2020, it is in force the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by Covid-19.
(p) Provisional data.

Last update: January 19, 2021.

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.