Data on the number of motor vehicles registered are used to determine the number of motor vehicles: number of registered motor vehicles in breakdown by regions and cities under state jurisdiction, make, year of output, type of fuel, number of registered new passenger cars; number of railway transport: locomotives, freight wagons and passenger carriages; number of aircraft, number of ships and number of transport vehicles used in electrified city transport.
Concepts and definitions
Passenger car – motor vehicle that is not a moped or a motorcycle, and which is provided for transportation of passengers and designed with no more than nine seats (including driver’s seat).
Ships registered in the Latvian Shipping Register
The Latvian Shipping Register includes ships the owners of which are legal persons, citizens and permanent residents of the Republic of Latvia who on the basis of ownership rights own a ship.
The Latvian Shipping Register also records the ownership rights to a ship of non-resident natural and legal persons if they have an authorised representative in Latvia who has undertaken the execution of the requirements related to this ship.
The number of ships includes only those ships that are registered in the Latvian Shipping Register with the tonnage of 100 and over gross registered tons.
Data collection and statistical processing
Survey method and data source
Data are obtained conducting a full scope survey. Data sources are:
- information from JSC "Road Traffic Safety Directorate";
- information from Latvian Shipping Register of the Latvian Maritime Administration;
- data from Latvian Civil Aircraft Register;
- CSB statistical report form 1-electrified transport "Survey on Electrified transport";
- CSB statistical report form 1-railway "Survey on Railway transport".
Data on registered vehicles are published in accordance with Classification of Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATTU).