Contact Information:

 
Mr Keith Borg
Head of Unit
2599 7210
nso@gov.mt

Transport Statistics 2016

​Air Transport

In 2015 ...

​... passenger traffic at the MIA increased by 7.7% compared to 2014.
... UK and Italy remain the two most popular destinations in terms of total passengers movement, but the increases in passengers movement over 2014 were 4.7% and 13.4% respectively.
... Air Malta remained the major air carrier followed closely by Ryanair, but whereas the former registered an average of 120 passengers per flight the latter registered an average of 165 passengers per flight.

Sea Transport

In 2015 ...

... the stock of vessels registered under the Maltese flag increased by 8.7%.
... ​54.2% (511) of the total newly registered vessels were pleasure yachts.
​​... (cruise liners) embarkations from Malta and landings in Malta increased by 49.1% and 51.6% respectively over 2014​.

Road Transport

In 2015 ...

... ​​the number of reported traffic accidents increased by 7.1% over 2014, with 37.5% of these accidents recorded in the Northern Harbour.
... traffic casualties decreased by 4.7% over 2014.
... injuries sustained by 4 drivers, 2 passengers and 5 pedestrians proved fatal.
... the stock of licensed motor vehicles increased at an average net rate of 32 vehicles per day.
... passenger cars accounted for 79.4% of total licensed motor vehicles, but motorcycles registered the highest increase at 9.3%.
... more than half of the newly licensed motor vehicles were 'used'.
... 60.6% of total licensed vehicles had petrol engines.  In 2010 the share of petrol engines was 62.3% (the share of diesel engines increased by 1.4 percentage points over six years).
... slightly more than 40% of total driving license holders were female (in 2010, the share was almost 39%).
... a total of 221 vehicles were stolen (in 43.9% of the cases the vehicles were recovered).
... the number of licensed motor vehicles per 1,000 residents went up to 799 from 781 in 2014.
... Gozo and Comino district registered the highest number of vehicles per 1,000 residents at 983, whereas the Southern Harbour registered the lowest ratio with 736 vehicles per 1,000 residents.
Emissions

In 2014 ...

​... total CO2 equivalent emissions increased by 16.4% from 2005 levels.
... 84.1% of emissions were caused by fuel combustion from road transportation.
... of all greenhouse gases, CO2 comprised by far the largest share at 98.0%​.

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