Vehicle population nears 600,000

The influx of Asian imports has ballooned the vehicle population
The influx of Asian imports has ballooned the vehicle population

The population of locally registered vehicles on the country’s roads rose to 584,000 by the end of June 2019, more than double the number from 10 years ago.

At that level, the country has about 254 vehicles per 1,000 people in the country, a statistic that puts Botswana amongst the world’s highest in terms of vehicle density.

Figures from Statistics Botswana released this week show that by the end of last year, the vehicle population was pegged at 553,648 having risen from 527,901 at the end of 2017. 

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