Contact Information:

 
Lara Friggieri Cordina
Communication and Dissemination Unit​
2599 7210
nso@gov.mt

Transport Statistics 2019 (Reference year 2018)

​Air Transport

In 2018 ...

​... passenger traffic at the MIA increased by 13.2% when compared to 2017.
... UK and Italy remained the two most popular destinations in terms of total passengers’ movement, registering increases in passengers’ movement over 2017 by 13.4% and 14.0% respectively.

Sea Transport

In 2018 ...

... the stock of vessels registered under the Maltese flag decreased by 1.2% over 2017.
... 49.3% (138) of the total newly registered vessels were dry cargo vessels.
​​... cruise liners embarkations from Malta and landings in Malta decreased by 28.1% and 24.2% respectively over 2017.
... increases of 7.5% and 7.0% were registered in the number of vehicles and passengers respectively that crossed between Malta and Gozo.​
... passengers carried between Valletta and The Three Cities totalled 107,795 (+4.6%), while those carried between Valletta and Sliema totalled 978,754 (+6.8%).

Road Transport

In 2018 ...

... ​​the number of reported traffic accidents decreased by 4.2% over 2017, with 36.5% of these accidents recorded in the Northern Harbour district.
... traffic casualties decreased by 10.6% over 2017.
... injuries sustained by 11 drivers, 4 passengers, 2 pedestrians and 1 cyclist proved fatal.
... the stock of licensed motor vehicles increased at an average net rate of 36 vehicles per day.
... passenger cars accounted for 77.9% of total licensed motor vehicles but motorcycles registered the largest increase at 11.1% over 2017.
... an average of 73 vehicles per day were newly licensed in 2018.
... 55.7% of the newly licensed motor vehicles were second-hand ones.
... 60.3% of total licensed vehicles had petrol engines.
... electric powered vehicles reached 926 an increase of 139% over 2017.
... slightly more than 40% of total driving license holders were female.
... a total of 241,736 traffic-related contraventions were issued by the Police, Wardens and Transport Malta. Speed cameras’ contraventions totalled 56,037 or an average of 154 per day.
... a total of 313 vehicles were stolen, a decrease of 6.3% over 2017.
... Public Transport commuters totalled 53,467,404, an increase of 11.3% over 2017.
... the number of licensed motor vehicles per 1,000 residents went down to 781 from 782 in 2017.
... The Gozo and Comino district registered the highest number of vehicles per 1,000 residents at 1,071, whereas the Northern Harbour one registered the lowest ratio with 658 vehicles per 1,000 residents.
​​​Vehicle distance travelled (estimate)

In 2018 ...

​... total distance travelled by all licensed vehicles in Malta was estimated at 3,025 million km.
... passenger cars were driven the most with 2,354 million km or 77.8% of the total distance travelled​.​​


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