Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 13:09
Sri Lanka commercial vehicle registrations slip in April, motorcycles up
Sri Lanka's commercial vehicle registrations were sharply down from a year earlier, especially trucks in April 2014, though motorcycle sales were up.
Two years ago in April 2012 the financing share of motorcycles was only 45.9 percent.
The ratio had climbed to 62.9 percent by April 2014 as prices rose due to rupee depreciation and taxes.
Three wheelers were down 18 percent to 6,772 units in April.
Motor car registrations were flat at 1,917 units, only marginally down from 1977 units a year earlier.