MACAO, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Macao's total number of licensed motor vehicles dropped by 1.2 percent year-on-year to 238,792 at the end of September 2018, the special administrative region's statistic service said here on Friday.
The latest report from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) showed that new registration of motor vehicles in the third quarter fell by 25.8 percent year-on-year to 3,392. Meanwhile, new registration of motor vehicles in the first three quarters of 2018 went down by 8.0 percent year-on-year to 10,887.
The report also said that there were 3,480 cases of traffic accidents in the third quarter, and the number of victims totaled 1,041, down by 10.3 percent and 19.2 percent respectively year-on-year.
In the first three quarters of 2018, number of traffic accidents decreased by 7.1 percent year-on-year to 10,297 cases, resulting in 3,225 casualties, with six of them killed.
Cross-border vehicular traffic grew marginally by 0.5 percent year-on-year to 1,216,562 in the third quarter of 2018. In the first three quarters of 2018, cross-border vehicular traffic rose by 1.5 percent to 3,639,563.
Passenger ferry movements between Macao and the mainland and between Macao and Hong Kong went down by 3.1 percent year-on-year to 32,618 trips in the third quarter, and movements in the first three quarters of 2018 fell by 5.1 percent to 99,109 trips.
Commercial flight movements at the Macao International Airport totaled 15,875 in the third quarter, up by 13.8 percent year-on-year.
In the first three quarters of 2018, commercial flight movements increased by 13.4 percent year-on-year to 45,728, with those between the Chinese mainland, Thailand and China's Taiwan growing by 19.7 percent, 18.5 percent and 1.5 percent respectively.