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Tuesday, December 03, 2019, 14:36
Macao's cross-border vehicle traffic up by 12.4% in Oct
By Xinhua
Tuesday, December 03, 2019, 14:36 By Xinhua

This Feb 16, 2019 photo shows a view of Macao from Zhuhai, Guangdong province. (PHOTO / VCG VIA CHINADAILY.COM.CN)

MACAO — Macao's cross-border vehicle traffic in October increased by 12.4 percent year-on-year to 474,294 trips, the special administrative region's statistic service said on Tuesday.

The DSEC report added that there were 47,639 trips crossing the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge in October

The latest report from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) showed that the vehicle trips passing through the Cotai Checkpoint rose by 7.7 percent to 144,899, whereas those going through the Border Gate dropped by 1.4 percent to 278,676.

The DSEC report added that there were 47,639 trips crossing the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge in October.

In the first 10 months of 2019, cross-border vehicular traffic went up by 9.2 percent year-on-year to 4,436,482 trips.

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Arrivals and departures of commercial flights at the Macao International Airport totaled 6,098 trips in October, a growth of 13.0 percent year-on-year. The trips to and from the Chinese mainland (2,565) and China's Taiwan region (1,070) showed respective increases of 20.4 percent and 5.2 percent.

Arrivals and departures of commercial flights in the first 10 months grew by 19.0 percent year-on-year to 60,823 trips.

The licensed motor vehicles in Macao totaled 239,631 at the end of October 2019, a slight increase of 0.4 percent year-on-year. New registration of motor vehicles in October dropped by 3.8 percent year-on-year to 974.

In the first 10 months of 2019, new registration of motor vehicles decreased by 14.9 percent year-on-year to 10,129.

The number of traffic accidents went down by 11.5 percent year-on-year to 1,034 in October, involving 343 victims, one of whom was killed.

In the first 10 months, there were 11,272 traffic accidents which resulted in 3,722 casualties, including eight deaths.

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