There was an impressive 61.2% rise in the number of new vehicles registered in Qatar in October this year compared to the previous month, according to the figures released by the Ministry of Development Planning & Statistics (MDPS) on Tuesday.
As many as 8,629 vehicles were registered in October against 5,352 in September. The Traffic Department issued a total of 20,493 driving licences during November, marking a remarkable increase compared to October.
According to the MDPS statistics, about 4% of those issued driving licence in November were Qatari males and 1% Qatari females. The expatriate males constituted about 82% of the new licence holders while 13% were expatriate females. The report did not provide the number of driving licences issued in October.
Compared to September, there was a 11.2% rise in the number of traffic violations recorded in October across the country. There were more than 161,000 violations in October.
Another most highlighted statistical variable is the significant fall in the electricity utilisation in November compared to October. The fall amounts to nearly 19%, it says while adding that the utilisation in November was 2,858,106 (MW/H).
Similarly, there was a 6.3% fall in water consumption in November compared to October. The total water consumption for November was 45,563,368 cubic sqm.
The report has also added that compared to October 2015, the country's population during the corresponding month this year grew by 8.3%.
The population at the end of October this year stood at 2.63mn while it was 2.4mn in October 2015. A total of 2,311 births and 188 deaths were recorded in October this year in Qatar.
With regard to the number of properties sold, Al Daayen municipality topped with 210 transactions in October and 92 in November. The total value of properties sold in Al Daayen municipality amounted to QR537, 076, 000 in October and about QR963,453,000 in November.
Total broad money supply (M2) recorded about QR489bn during October, showing a monthly decrease of 0.9% compared to September.
On the other hand, cash equivalents, including deposits, decreased by 0.3 % during October in comparison with September, as it recorded about QR677bn during October.
In contrast, total broad money supply (M2) recorded a negative year-on-year change of 4.1%, while cash equivalents, including deposits, recorded a positive year-on-year change of 7.4%.