Nearly 226 thousand cars and more than 15 thousand commercial vehicles were released for dismantling in 2006. This is some 10 thousand fewer than in the previous year.
The share of cars aged 16 years and older sold for dismantling grew to 45 percent in 2006. In 2000 this was still only 22 percent. Cars are lasting longer and longer.
Exports of used vehicles still exceed the number of cars dismantled. In 2006 more than 267 thousand vehicles were withdrawn from the Dutch car fleet for exports. This is 6 percent less than in 2005. Roughly half of these cars end up in eastern Europe.
Vehicles released for dismantling by age class