Qatar’s new vehicle registrations in September rose by 35.6pc from to 6,191 units from 4,565 units in August and by 4.6pc as compared to 5,921 units in the year prior, according to media reports citing figures by the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA).

 

Of total vehicle sales in September, new private vehicle registrations accounted for 67pc and stood at 4,164 units, up significantly by 45.3pc from August but down by 4.8pc from the prior year.

 

Private transport vehicle registrations in September increased by 28.3pc to 1,342 units from August and by 38.1pc from the prior year.

 

During the same month, new motorcycle registrations stood at 341 units, up by 25.8pc from August and by 2.1pc from September 2019.

 

Registrations of heavy equipment vehicles and trailers declined by 23.8pc and 35.3pc to 211 units and 33, respectively, from August.

 

Vehicle export sales in September grew by 19pc to 1,591 units from the prior month and by 22pc from the prior year.

 

The significant increase in September vehicle sales helped Qatar’s automobile sector to make a strong rebound from August as the country eased curbs that were imposed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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