Friday 17th March 2023

Nepal’s Automobile Registrations Leaps the ‘Three-Million’ Bound!

437,614 vehicles were registered in Nepal, in the last fiscal year, increasing the total number of registered vehicles to 3.22 million since 1990!


Nepal’s Automobile Registrations Leaps the ‘Three-Million’ Bound!

Nepal’s automobile industry reports a whopping ‘three-million registration mark’, directly pointing at the booming automobile market that has picked up in the recent years! Automobile dealers have also attributed improper public transport as one of the reasons for Nepalis to have their own vehicles.

Easy financial aid and low-interest rate for an automobile purchase, besides necessity, are the driving factors that contributed to this scenario.



Shambhu Dahal NADA PresidentAutomobiles are today a necessity and are no more luxurious goods. Vehicle import is bound to increase in the future owing to its increasing necessity among people,” said Shambhu Dahal, President, Nepal Automobiles Dealers’ Association (NADA).


“As the price of high-end automobiles has skyrocketed owing to increased tax rates, the demand for such luxurious vehicles has come down notably,” stated Dahal.

The below-conducted statistics show the growth and development in the Nepal automobile industry.

Vehicle Registration Statistics:
According to the Nepal Department of Transport Management (DoTM) statistics published on August 16, 2018, the following findings were revealed:

  • 437,614 vehicles were registered in Nepal, in the last fiscal year. This increased the total number of vehicles in the country to 3.22 million, since 1990
  • Half of the total registered vehicles in Nepal were imported in the last five years
  • Out of the total registered vehicles so far, 2.5 million alone are motorbikes
  • DoTM reports registration statistics for 49,318 buses, 25,595 minibuses/mini trucks, 90,411 cranes/dozers, 55,973 pick-up vans, 7,658 microbuses, 45,672 tempos, 143,962 tractors/power, 237,658 cars/jeeps/vans and 26,466 e-rickshaws and 7,607 other vehicles

However, the automobile business came down drastically, ever since the government increased vehicles and moreover high-end vehicles taxes since the Fiscal Year 2018-19 began.

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