Mozambique’s vehicle fleet grew by over 832 percent between 1990 and 2012, and there are now almost 487,000 registered vehicles, according to figures issued recently by the National Land Transport Institute (INTT).
The statistics published by the INTT on its website showed that, in 1990, 4,039 new vehicles were registered in Mozambique, and at the time the fleet totalled 52,239 vehicles.
This compares to last year when 53,154 new vehicles were registered and there are now 486,920 registered vehicles.
With its 200,845, Maputo province has the most registered vehicles, followed by the province of the City of Maputo (163,139) and Nampula (30,833). Niassa province has the fewest registered vehicles (3,764).
By type of vehicle the INTT statistics also show that there are 305,286 light vehicles, 103,564 heavy vehicles, 5,653 tractors, 13,552 trailers and 13,785 motorcycles.
In 1998 the Mozambican authorities had 260,339 registered drivers and this amount had increased by around 149 percent by 2012, when there were 648,907 registered driving licences.
In the last year 32,574 driving licenses were issued for heavy vehicles, 8,134 for light vehicles, 6,850 for professional drivers, 1,869 motorcycle licenses and 1,466 public service driving licenses, to a total of 50,893 licenses. (macauhub)