Over 13 million cars in use in Iran

Business Materials 15 March 2017 20:54 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 15

By Fatih Karimov – Trend:

The number of cars on Iran’s roads surpassed 13.36 million in 2014, according to the latest report of the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA).

The figure includes 11.980 million passenger cars and 1.38 million commercial vehicles.

The number of vehicles in use in Iran stood at 12.679 million in 2013.

The motorization rate increased from 164 in 2013 to 170 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants in 2014 in Iran, according to the report.

Iran stood at 78th place in the world in terms of motorization rate. The average global motorization rate was 180 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants in 2014.

The report says that 1.236 billion cars were in use in the world in 2014. The figure stood at 1.188 billion in 2013.

Iran's car output reached 1.165 million units in 2016, according to the OICA. The figure indicated an 18.6-percent rise versus 2015, which is the highest output growth rate among car manufacturers in the world.

The Islamic Republic was the world's 18th biggest car manufacturer in 2016.