The year 2000 may have been a difficult one for Israel in some respects, but the new vehicle market posted a record, according to Ya'acov Zalel of Autonews.co.il. The Israeli vehicle market ended 2000 on a high note with deliveries of 16,270 private and commercial vehicles during December 2000, up 14.5% on December 1999. Deliveries during 2000 were a record 178,035 units, up 36,863 units or 26.11%. Usually the delivery data is higher than the registrations data annually by around 10,000 units. About 80% of the vehicles are private cars and the remainder commercial vehicles.