The most significant drop in new registrations of vehicles for passengers’ transportation was of 77 percent in coaches, buses, minivans. Also, 49.6 percent less motorcycles were registered in the first three months and 9.3 percent less cars.

Over the last quarter of 2008 registrations of vehicles for passengers slipped by 44 percent while those of vehicles for merchandise transportation dropped 38.9 percent, INS showed.