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China registers 415 mln motor vehicles, 500 mln drivers

China registers 415 mln motor vehicles, 500 mln drivers

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People visit the 19th China (Changchun) International Automobile Expo in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province. Photo by Xinhua/Zhang Nan.
People visit the 19th China (Changchun) International Automobile Expo in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province. Photo by Xinhua/Zhang Nan.

China had approximately 415 mln motor vehicles and more than 500 mln motor-vehicle drivers at the end of November 2022, both ranking first in the world, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS). This was reported by The Xinhua News Agency. http://www.chinaview.cn/

Among the licensed motor-vehicle drivers, 463 mln were car drivers, the official data showed.

In recent years, China's automobile ownership has increased by more than 20 mln annually, with the total number reaching 318 mln at the end of November, the MPS said.

Chinese licensed drivers have maintained an average annual increase of 25 mln since 2014. Currently, one in two Chinese adults holds a driving license. The number of drivers under the age of 25 hit 54.48 mln, accounting for 10.9% of the total.

The number of licensed drivers in rural China has grown fast in recent years, with an annual increase of more than 13 mln. About 289 mln rural residents obtained driving licenses, accounting for 57.8% of the total number across the country, the MPS said.

At the same time, the number of motor vehicles in rural areas hit 208 mln, of which 140 mln were automobiles, accounting for 50.2% and 44.1% of the country's total, respectively.

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