Dangerous Roads Lead to Low Mileage in Myanmar
November 24, 2015
YANGON, Myanmar – How do used cars fare by mileage in Myanmar? With the aim to find out which countries rack up more miles, Motors.com, the best way to sell or buy your car online, analysed thousands of its car listings across its markets. The team compared average country mileage, further examining the data based on age and fuel type. The cars examined ranged from 2 to 5 years old.
How does Myanmar’s average compare to the global average? Myanmar’s average was 59% lower than the global average. According to Carmudi’s research, the mileage for used cars in Myanmar amounted to 24,877 km. After the first two years of driving, cars in Myanmar averaged 11,823 km. The number of kilometers on average almost doubles after five years to amount to 41,431 km.
A leading contributor to lower than average mileage in Myanmar may be the country’s dangerous road network. The country ranks second among Southeast Asian countries in terms of premature deaths while ranking sixth in the number of road-related deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Additionally, the number of vehicles per 1,000 people is a fraction of the average in Asia. Without a culture of driving yet set in place, it is difficult to expect long drives in Myanmar.
When examining diesel vs. petrol cars in Myanmar, we see that cars powered by diesel fuel are clearly driven more. Diesel cars in Myanmar were driven 36% further on average than petrol cars. The main contributing factor is the fuel efficiency of diesel cars.
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