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MILLIONS OF CARS IN SA:According to eNatis, there are more than 12-million vehicles registered in South Africa. Image: Motorpress

Janine Van der Post

Cape Town - There were a total of 12 027 860 registered vehicles in South Africa at the end February 2017, according to the electronic National Administration Traffic Information System (eNatis).

At the end of December 2016, 11 964 234 cars were registered with a total of 12 009 553 in January 2017, reports eNatis.

Gauteng has the most registered vehicles via the eNatis system with 4 643 741. Next is the Western Cape with 1 935 054 followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 1 607 946.

New car sales

New vehicle sales in South Africa showed a "positive trend" with 48 113 units sold in February 2017, reports Naamsa (National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa).

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Naamsa said: "The positive trend in new vehicle sales had been maintained during the month, characterised by noteworthy gains in light commercial vehicle, as well as medium and heavy commercial vehicle sales."

The consumer driven new car market has, however, shown a drop in sales.   

Unchanged sales

February 2017 aggregate new vehicle sales at 48 113 units has been virtually unchanged from the 48 144 vehicles sold in February 2016. Similarly, February 2017 export sales were also virtually unchanged from last year and reflected an increase of 65 vehicles or a gain of 0.2% compared to the 29 323 vehicles exported in February 2016.

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