Vehicle Registration Transactions: Cars

Data as of 30 Jun 2024, 23:59

Car registration transactions from 2000 to the present. The table below provides a preview of the full dataset, which contains hundreds of thousands of transactions per year.

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How is this data produced?

This dataset contains the actual transactional records of all cars registered with the Road Transport Department (JPJ) since 2000, excluding any personal identifiable data (note: no personal data as defined by Act 709 is ever handled or even received by the data.gov.my team in the process of producing this dataset). Under Malaysian law, all vehicles must be registered with JPJ and be assigned a registration plate number before they can be used on the road.

While there has been cleaning and validation conducted prior to publication, no other amendment or aggregation has been performed; each row in the dataset represents 1 registration transaction. This is the most granular form of the data, i.e. the single source of truth from which all other car registration statistics are derived, including those shown on data.gov.my.

What caveats I should bear in mind when using this data?

This dataset captures the registration of cars, not the sale or import or any other transaction. Therefore, if a car is not registered for use on the road, it will not be present in this dataset (e.g. cars which are purchased purely for private display).

Furthermore, it should be noted that this dataset was extremely difficult to prepare, especially for data from the early 2000s when data collection systems were not as sophisticated as they are now. Accordingly, if you spot any errors in the dataset or have any suggestions to improve its quality, please write to data.dtsa@digital.gov.my so the data.gov.my team can work with JPJ to fix or improve it as soon as possible.

Finally, note that the download links provided below are for transactions in 2024; you may change the year to any year between 2000 and 2023 to access data for previous years, which has been segmented to allow for easier and more targeted handling.

Publication(s) using this data

datagovmy features a dashboard on car popularity and vehicle registrations, which enables you to explore this dataset in an interactive manner!

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Dataset description

Car registration transactions from 2000 to the present. The table below provides a preview of the full dataset, which contains hundreds of thousands of transactions per year.

Variable definitions
  • Date of Registration
  • Vehicle Type
  • Car Maker
  • Car Model
  • Car Colour
  • Fuel
  • State of Registration
Last updated:

04 Jul 2024, 12:00

Next update:

10 Aug 2024, 12:00

Data source(s)
  • JPJ
  • MoT
License

This data is made open under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). A copy of the license is available Here.

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Connect directly to the data with Python.

# If not already installed, do: pip install pandas fastparquet import pandas as pd URL_DATA = 'https://storage.data.gov.my/transportation/cars_2024.parquet' df = pd.read_parquet(URL_DATA) if 'date' in df.columns: df['date'] = pd.to_datetime(df['date']) print(df)

Sample OpenAPI query

This data catalog is not available through OpenAPI as the nature of the data makes it unsuitable for API access. For the full dataset, please use the provided download link as shown in the above section.