214,302 more vehicles in 2015
The Tax Agency (DGII) has 3,612,964 motorized vehicular units in its data base as of the end of 2015. This is 214,302 more vehicles than in 2014, up 6.3%. This puts numbers to the worsening of traffic jams, especially in the National District.
Most of the vehicles are in the National District (26.2%), province of Santo Domingo (16.1%) and Santiago (8.5%).
Of the 214,302 more vehicles in 2015, 143,266 were motorcycles, 31,436 were cars, 24,240 were SUVs, 3,337 were buses, 11,006 were trucks.
The DGII data shows the breakdown by type of vehicle for 2015 is:
Motorcycles 1,946,594 (53.9%)
Cars 773,019 (21.4%)
Cargo vehicles 392,395 (10.9%)
SUVs 357,028 (9.9%)
Buses 88,109 (2.4%)
Two thirds of the registered vehicles are in the names of persons, a third are registered to companies. Of the vehicles registered to persons, 77.8% are registered in the names of men.
Japan is the country of origin of 73.2% of the cars and 65.3% of the SUVs. 96.1% of the vehicles are from 2010 or earlier.
19% of the cars are grey or silver colored, 18.8% are white and 15.9% are blue.
March 16, 2016
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