Six vehicles for every ten Belgians

25th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

25 October 2007, BRUSSELS – The total number of motor vehicles in Belgium has doubled since 1977. There are currently 6.3 million vehicles on the road, 5 million of which are passenger cars. This means that there are six vehicles for every 10 Belgians. This has emerged from figures from the statistics department at the federal ministry for the economy.

25 October 2007

BRUSSELS – The total number of motor vehicles in Belgium has doubled since 1977. There are currently 6.3 million vehicles on the road, 5 million of which are passenger cars. This means that there are six vehicles for every 10 Belgians. This has emerged from figures from the statistics department at the federal ministry for the economy.

The statistics indicate that the number of vehicles in Belgium increased by 19.1 percent between 1997 and 2007. What is remarkable is that the greatest increase was between 1987 and 1997. There was an increase of 28 percent in that period. The number of vehicles for every ten Belgians has also been rising steadily. In 1977 there were 3.4 vehicles per ten Belgians, this rose to 4.2 in 1987, 5.2 in 1997 and now 6 in 2007.

Another remarkable development is that the number of petrol-fuelled vehicles has decreased by 20 percent over the past decade, compared to a slight increase of 4.9 percent in the 1987 – 1997 period.

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Subject: Belgian news

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