Muscat, As many as 4,425 vehicles were

registered in August this year, down 38.6% from the number of vehicles

registered in the same period of 2017, as indicated by the statistics

released by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The figure does not include export, import and temporary inspection

vehicles.

The number of private vehicles topped the list of vehicles registered

in August 2018, reaching 3.041 vehicles, down 45.6% from the same

period of 2017. This was followed by commercial vehicles, which

numbered 1.021 vehicles, down 10.8% from the figure recorded in the

same period last year. The total number of rented vehicles registered

during the month of August this year was 272, which was a decrease

by 14.7% compared to the same period in 2017.

There was a drop in the number of taxis and motorbikes

registered in August this year by 52.4 percent and 51.2 percent,

respectively, compared to the same month last year. Only 3 diplomatic

vehicles and 10 government vehicles were registered in August 2018,

revealing a drop of 72.7 percent and 16.7 percent, respectively,

compared to 2017.

The number of driving school vehicles registered reached 17, and

only one tractor was registered in August this year.

The total number of registered vehicles on the road until the end of

August 2018 reached 1,478,841.

Source: Oman News Agency