Motor vehicles admitted; type, age class, 1 January

Motor vehicles admitted; type, age class, 1 January

Class of vehicle age Years Total road vehicles (number) Passenger car (number) Commercial vehicles Total commercial vehicles (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Total commercial motor vehicles (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Delivery van (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Lorry (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Road tractor (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Special purpose vehicle (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Bus (number) Commercial vehicles Trailers and semi-trailers Total trailers and semi-trailers (number) Commercial vehicles Trailers and semi-trailers Trailer (number) Commercial vehicles Trailers and semi-trailers Semi-trailer (number) Motorcycle (number)
Total 2019 11,372,065 8,442,982 2,283,037 1,110,651 903,005 61,652 78,788 57,693 9,513 1,172,386 1,008,412 163,974 646,046
Total 2020 11,567,203 8,584,391 2,328,425 1,135,943 927,251 61,746 80,118 57,129 9,699 1,192,482 1,023,980 168,502 654,387
Total 2021 11,704,406 8,686,419 2,351,390 1,151,740 945,433 60,831 79,932 56,494 9,050 1,199,650 1,029,636 170,014 666,597
Total 2022 11,917,133 8,827,709 2,411,637 1,182,857 974,792 60,867 82,436 56,230 8,532 1,228,780 1,051,486 177,294 677,787
Younger than 1 year 2019 579,535 431,167 136,429 92,325 76,972 4,363 8,963 1,479 548 44,104 29,785 14,319 11,939
Younger than 1 year 2020 578,342 432,604 132,935 89,441 73,655 4,737 8,495 1,653 901 43,494 31,090 12,404 12,803
Younger than 1 year 2021 468,963 344,308 111,036 70,023 59,187 3,439 5,483 1,292 622 41,013 31,565 9,448 13,619
Younger than 1 year 2022 461,654 320,706 126,478 77,212 65,794 3,132 6,702 1,324 260 49,266 36,131 13,135 14,470
1 or 2 years 2019 1,128,801 849,233 254,774 174,519 144,712 7,967 17,469 2,649 1,722 80,255 54,018 26,237 24,794
1 or 2 years 2020 1,215,649 920,578 269,594 183,023 152,899 8,385 17,521 2,790 1,428 86,571 58,272 28,299 25,477
1 or 2 years 2021 1,266,699 964,313 275,247 187,839 156,228 9,153 17,783 3,240 1,435 87,408 60,911 26,497 27,139
1 or 2 years 2022 1,184,233 903,443 251,719 167,234 140,185 8,254 14,242 3,020 1,533 84,485 62,756 21,729 29,071
3 or 4 years 2019 1,125,681 900,893 200,992 133,781 110,546 5,818 14,551 1,909 957 67,211 45,261 21,950 23,796
3 or 4 years 2020 1,152,497 894,870 230,737 157,713 129,594 7,214 17,333 2,443 1,129 73,024 49,057 23,967 26,890
3 or 4 years 2021 1,171,871 886,492 256,174 176,105 146,202 7,993 17,679 2,633 1,598 80,069 54,128 25,941 29,205
3 or 4 years 2022 1,290,656 984,955 275,233 188,631 157,604 8,515 18,421 2,806 1,285 86,602 58,430 28,172 30,468
5 or 6 years 2019 1,136,326 934,460 178,909 121,612 99,524 6,443 12,162 2,241 1,242 57,297 42,901 14,396 22,957
5 or 6 years 2020 1,048,991 847,200 177,550 119,078 98,416 5,644 11,899 1,962 1,157 58,472 41,712 16,760 24,241
5 or 6 years 2021 1,101,298 877,150 196,072 129,771 107,839 5,653 13,503 1,897 879 66,301 45,212 21,089 28,076
5 or 6 years 2022 1,164,204 904,688 227,718 155,407 128,066 7,256 16,545 2,488 1,052 72,311 49,189 23,122 31,798
7 or 8 years 2019 1,243,912 1,038,679 176,967 111,827 94,325 6,510 7,495 2,309 1,188 65,140 53,260 11,880 28,266
7 or 8 years 2020 1,268,340 1,061,999 179,797 117,466 99,737 6,182 8,090 2,286 1,171 62,331 49,465 12,866 26,544
7 or 8 years 2021 1,144,358 950,487 167,984 112,302 94,547 5,694 8,697 2,196 1,168 55,682 42,511 13,171 25,887
7 or 8 years 2022 1,072,671 875,299 169,669 111,990 94,522 5,134 9,334 1,945 1,055 57,679 41,523 16,156 27,703
9 to 11 years 2019 1,598,676 1,236,297 298,088 170,912 144,133 11,026 9,174 4,402 2,177 127,176 102,756 24,420 64,291
9 to 11 years 2020 1,611,769 1,293,695 260,361 151,720 128,743 9,924 7,184 3,819 2,050 108,641 90,048 18,593 57,713
9 to 11 years 2021 1,701,356 1,417,409 234,109 139,204 119,678 8,469 6,257 3,299 1,501 94,905 79,889 15,016 49,838
9 to 11 years 2022 1,807,853 1,526,692 235,799 145,102 126,432 7,556 6,652 3,060 1,402 90,697 74,870 15,827 45,362
12 to 14 years 2019 1,469,899 1,158,657 245,284 115,106 100,430 5,358 4,459 4,256 603 130,178 113,250 16,928 65,958
12 to 14 years 2020 1,472,758 1,159,686 246,624 115,807 100,379 6,095 4,882 3,631 820 130,817 110,862 19,955 66,448
12 to 14 years 2021 1,518,885 1,185,966 263,669 133,071 115,791 7,308 5,434 3,592 946 130,598 108,316 22,282 69,250
12 to 14 years 2022 1,473,455 1,157,441 248,812 129,811 112,926 7,508 4,655 3,536 1,186 119,001 98,895 20,106 67,202
15 to 19 years 2019 1,756,846 1,327,287 319,042 113,357 92,166 5,888 2,420 12,404 479 205,685 188,953 16,732 110,517
15 to 19 years 2020 1,770,116 1,333,231 327,654 118,401 99,163 5,228 2,508 11,051 451 209,253 191,844 17,409 109,231
15 to 19 years 2021 1,764,979 1,340,122 317,729 114,541 97,345 4,805 2,766 9,272 353 203,188 185,602 17,586 107,128
15 to 19 years 2022 1,803,384 1,381,167 315,067 112,928 96,697 5,129 3,313 7,502 287 202,139 183,253 18,886 107,150
20 to 24 years 2019 554,259 295,356 171,902 32,672 18,193 2,797 828 10,651 203 139,230 130,850 8,380 87,001
20 to 24 years 2020 636,199 361,777 183,262 37,584 22,230 2,904 877 11,376 197 145,678 136,446 9,232 91,160
20 to 24 years 2021 721,653 430,213 196,010 41,247 25,555 3,001 917 11,599 175 154,763 144,905 9,858 95,430
20 to 24 years 2022 771,460 466,140 208,708 44,045 28,124 3,099 1,018 11,657 147 164,663 154,209 10,454 96,612
25 years or older 2019 778,130 270,953 300,650 44,540 22,004 5,482 1,267 15,393 394 256,110 247,378 8,732 206,527
25 years or older 2020 812,542 278,751 319,911 45,710 22,435 5,433 1,329 16,118 395 274,201 265,184 9,017 213,880
25 years or older 2021 844,344 289,959 333,360 47,637 23,061 5,316 1,413 17,474 373 285,723 276,597 9,126 221,025
25 years or older 2022 887,563 307,178 352,434 50,497 24,442 5,284 1,554 18,892 325 301,937 292,230 9,707 227,951
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains key data on the admitted vehicle fleet of passenger cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles (by vehicle category and by age class of the vehicle).

The figures are based on the registration numbers provided by the Dutch Road Traffic Authority (RDW). All vehicles that were registered on 1 January of each year and that were admitted on the road the previous year have been counted. The data are recorded and stored. The register can be accessed for statistical purposes. Vehicles that were uninsured during the whole previous year are not allowed on the road and are, therefore, excluded. Also, vehicles that were registered as in stock of a company on 1 January were not taken into account.

Data available from: 2019

Status of the figures: final

Changes as of 15 August 2022:
Textual changes have been made that do not affect the interpretation of the figures.

When will new figures be published?
New figures of the vehicle fleet on 1 January will be published at the end of the first quarter of the running year.

Description topics

Total road vehicles
Vehicle running on wheels and intended for use on roads.

This includes passenger cars, commercial vehicles (vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles, buses, trailers and semi-trailers), and motorcycles. Although trailers and semi-trailers officially do not belong to the category motor vehicles, these are included in this table.
Passenger car
Road motor vehicle, other than a moped or a motor cycle, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine persons (including the driver).

Included are:
a) Passenger cars
b) Vans designed and used primarily for transport of passengers
c) Taxis
d) Hire cars
e) Ambulances
f) Motor homes.

Excluded are light goods road vehicles, as well as motor-coaches, buses and mini-buses/mini-coaches.

"Passenger car" includes taxis and passenger hire cars, provided that they have fewer than ten seats. As of May 1, 2009 motor homes are registered as passenger cars or bus depending on the number of seats. Before that date motor homes are registered as special purpose vehicles.
Commercial vehicles
Vehicle exclusively or primarily designed for the commercial transport of goods and passengers, for special purposes or to haul semi-trailers.

This includes vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles, buses, trailers and semi-trailers.
Total commercial vehicles
Vehicle exclusively or primarily designed for the commercial transport of goods and passengers, for special purposes or to haul semi-trailers.

This includes vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles, buses, trailers and semi-trailers.
Commercial motor vehicles
Motor vehicle exclusively or primarily designed for the commercial transport of goods and passengers.

This includes vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles and buses.
Trailers and semi-trailers are not included.
Total commercial motor vehicles
Motor vehicle exclusively or primarily designed for the commercial transport of goods and passengers.

This includes vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles and buses.
Trailers and semi-trailers are not included.
Delivery van
Goods road vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of not more than 3500 kg, designed, exclusively or primarily, to carry goods.

Included are vans designed for and used primarily for transport of goods, pick-ups and small lorries with a gross vehicle weight of not more than 3500 kg.
Lorry
Rigid heavy goods road vehicle with a gross vehicle weight above 3500 kg, exclusively or primarily designed to carry goods.
Road tractor
Road motor vehicle, exclusively or primarily designed to haul other road vehicles which are not power-driven (mainly semi-trailers).

Agricultural tractors are not included.
Special purpose vehicle
Road motor vehicle designed for purposes other than the carriage of passengers or goods.

This includes:
a) Motor homes
b) Vehicles for transporting other vehicles
c) Garbage trucks
d) Fire brigade vehicles
e) Mobile cranes
f) Aerial work platforms
g) Other special purpose road motor vehicles

As of May 1, 2009 motor homes are registered as passenger cars or bus depending on the number of seats. Before that date motor homes are registered as special purpose vehicles.
Bus
Passenger road motor vehicle designed to seat more than nine persons (including the driver).
Trailers and semi-trailers
Trailer
Goods road vehicle designed to be hauled by a road motor vehicle. Caravans are also included in the category trailer.

Semi-trailer
Goods road vehicle with no front axle designed in such way that part of the vehicle and a substantial part of its loaded weight rests on the road tractor.
Total trailers and semi-trailers
Trailer
Goods road vehicle designed to be hauled by a road motor vehicle. Caravans are also included in the category trailer.

Semi-trailer
Goods road vehicle with no front axle designed in such way that part of the vehicle and a substantial part of its loaded weight rests on the road tractor.
Trailer
Goods road vehicle designed to be hauled by a road motor vehicle.
Caravans are also included in the category trailer.
Semi-trailer
Goods road vehicle with no front axle designed in such way that part of the vehicle and a substantial part of its loaded weight rests on the road tractor.
Motorcycle
Two-, three- or four-wheeled road motor vehicle not exceeding 400 kg (900 lb) of unladen weight. All such vehicles with a cylinder capacity over 50 cc are included, as are those under 50 cc which do not meet the definition of moped.