Macao's cross-border vehicle traffic declines by 54.1 pct in March

MACAO, May 1 (Xinhua) -- Macao's cross-border vehicle traffic in March declined by 54.1 percent year-on-year to 203,451 trips, the special administrative region's statistic service said here Friday.


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The latest report from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) showed that the vehicle trips passing through the Border Gate and the Cotai Checkpoint tumbled by 54.8 percent and 66.6 percent respectively to 130,427 and 42,973.

The DSEC report added that the trips crossing the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge grew by 23.5 percent to 28,441.

In the first quarter of 2020, cross-border vehicle traffic dropped by 40.4 percent year-on-year to 758,977 trips.

Meanwhile, the arriving and departing commercial flights at the Macao International Airport in March plunged by 91.1 percent year-on-year to 527 trips, with only 178 trips to and from Chinese mainland, an obvious decline of by 92.3 percent.

In the first quarter, arriving and departing commercial flights fell by 51.3 percent year-on-year to 8,411 trips.

The licensed motor vehicles in Macao totaled 241,350 as at the end of March, an increase of 1.1 percent year-on-year. New registration of motor vehicles in March reduced by 14.3 percent year-on-year to 977.

In the first quarter of 2020, new registration of motor vehicles decreased by 24.8 percent year-on-year to 2,326.

The number of traffic accidents in March declined by 41.1 percent year-on-year to 646, and number of injuries totaled 237.

In the first quarter, there were 2,089 traffic accidents, involving 734 victims and three of them were killed. Enditem