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Transport Statistics 2018 (Reference year 2017)

​Air Transport

In 2017 ...

​... passenger traffic at the MIA increased by 17.5% compared to 2016.
... UK and Italy remain the two most popular destinations in terms of total passengers movement, registering increases over 2016 by 8.9% and 14.9% respectively.​

Sea Transport

In 2017 ...

... the stock of vessels registered under the Maltese flag increased by 4.8%.
... 49.3% (138) of the total newly registered vessels were dry cargo vessels.
​​... (cruise liners) embarkations from Malta and landings in Malta increased by 91.2% and 78.2%
respectively over 2016.
... increases of 5.8% and 4.9% were registered in the number of vehicles and passengers respectively
that crossed between Malta and Gozo.​

Road Transport

In 2017 ...

... ​​the number of reported traffi c accidents decreased negligibly by 0.1% over 2016, with 37.7% of these accidents recorded in the Northern Harbour.
... traffic casualties increased by 1.1% over 2016.
... injuries sustained by 6 drivers, 6 passengers and 7 pedestrians proved fatal.
... the stock of licensed motor vehicles increased at an average net rate of 36 vehicles per day.
... passenger cars accounted for 78.4% of total licensed motor vehicles but motorcycles registered the largest increase at 10.4% over 2016.
... an average of 68 vehicles per day were newly licensed in 2017.
... more than half of the newly licensed motor vehicles were second-hand ones.
... 60.3% of total licensed vehicles had petrol engines.  In 2010 the share of petrol engines was 62.3%.
... slightly more than 40% of total driving license holders were female.
... a total of 283,844 traffi c-related contraventions were issued by the Police, Wardens and Transport Malta. Speed cameras’ contraventions totalled 78,388 or an average of 214 per day.
... a total of 334 vehicles were stolen, an increase of 30.5% over 2016.
... Public Transport commuters totalled 48,053,045, or an increase of 11.1% over 2016.
... the number of licensed motor vehicles per 1,000 residents went up to 782 from 780 in 2016.
... The Gozo and Comino district registered the highest number of vehicles per 1,000 residents at 1,052,
whereas the Northern Harbour one registered the lowest ratio with 674 vehicles per 1,000 residents.

In 2017 ...

​... total CO2 equivalent emissions increased by 11.9% from 2010 levels.
... of all greenhouse gases, CO2 comprised by far the largest share at 98.5%​.

​​​Vehicle distance travelled (estimate)

In 2017 ...

​... total distance travelled by all vehicles in Malta was estimated at 2,976 million km.
... passenger cars were driven the most with 2,333 million km or 78.4% of the total distance travelled.​​

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