There were 1.46 million registered cars on Omani roads by the end of May 2018, according to a survey conducted by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
However, the number of people buying new cars in the country has gone down, the survey goes on to report. “The new vehicle registrations in the Sultanate stood by 26,311 during the first five months of 2018, down by 15.8 per cent from 31,263 new registrations for the same period of the previous year,” said NCSI in a statement.
Interestingly, most of the categories, including private vehicles, commercial vehicles, and taxis, also witnessed a fall in new registrations during January-May 2018. The total vehicle registrations in 2017 touched 78,205, which included 58,596 private cars.