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Figure 4.1: Trends in vehicle kilometres travelled (VKT) by vehicle type, 1980–2006

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Notes:

(1) LCVs = light commercial vehicles; HCVs = heavy commercial vehicles.

(2) The broken line is used because data was collected differently after 2001, so total vehicle kilometres travelled before 2001 are not directly comparable with those travelled after 2001.

Data source: Ministry of Economic Development, 2006a; Ministry of Transport.

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Cars

LCVs

HCVs

Buses

Motorcycles

1980

14,479

1,952

1,662

126

297

1981

15,104

2,095

1,710

134

327

1982

16,021

2,355

1,847

142

353

1983

16,419

2,441

1,871

148

352

1984

17,567

2,600

1,948

158

360

1985

17,903

2,591

1,979

164

346

1986

18,529

2,694

2,021

171

323

1987

19,575

2,862

2,108

183

306

1988

20,041

2,947

2,131

194

280

1989

21,005

3,114

2,204

216

259

1990

21,964

3,302

2,271

241

237

1991

22,469

3,408

2,274

251

216

1992

22,842

3,583

2,327

270

190

1993

23,680

3,843

2,432

294

180

1994

25,070

4,139

2,567

322

180

1995

26,116

4,375

2,672

351

170

1996

26,843

4,549

2,773

385

156

1997

28,027

4,794

2,892

428

151

1998

28,841

4,862

2,900

446

161

1999

29,161

4,769

2,739

452

160

2000

29,102

4,875

2,736

472

147

A broken line between 2000 and 2001 to represent the change in data collection methods           

2001

29,821

3,000

2,344

380

278

2002

30,955

2,838

2,447

396

256

2003

32,046

2,751

2,537

407

249

2004

32,995

2,714

2,730

440

247

2005

33,402

2,699

2,796

440

264

2006

32,830

2,828

2,788

455

295