Monday, November 29, 2021

Which series are currently being issued? (29 November 2021)

Cars: 2-BHQ-1**
(29 November 2021, 4.01 p.m.)
[2-BAA-001 issued at 3.30 p.m. on 2 September 2021]


Series issued today: 2-BHQ

Cars, square format: 1-FYT 79*; cars, small format: 1-BZH 382

[Plates ranging from 1-BZD 702 to 1-BZD 801 were skipped on 12 October 2020 for an unknown reason. Issuance went from 1-BZD 802 to 1-BZD 874 on 19 October, then resumed from 1-BZD 702 onwards on 20 October 2020, until reaching 1-BZD 801 on 30 October; issuance continued as of 1-BZD 875.]

New index letters [read more information here]

U*: national plate

Cars: UA-21-BCJ [1st plate issued on 12 January 2021 at 8.50 a.m.]; square format (?): UA-21-AUE (UA-21-ATP to UA-21-AUE have been issued out of sequence).

[Plates ranging from UA-21-ATP to UA-21-AUE were issued sporadically between February 2021 and November 2021 without anyone noticing… It could be speculated that those registrations are actually square format plates, but the mystery remains. On 8 November, it is impossible to determine what was issued after UA-21-ATP, as it seems combinations after UA-21-AUE were also reserved. However, it was later discovered that issuance had jumped and resumed as of UA-21-BBH.]

[AAP, AAS, AEL, AII, AIO, ALA, ALI, ANE and ASS were skipped.]

Motorcycles: UM-21-AAB [1st plate issued on 23 April 2021 at 10.20 a.m.]

Trailers: UQ-21-AAF [1st plate issued on 10 March 2021 at 9.10 a.m.]

Scooters: none.

V: Professional plates (for bodywork and repair shops)

Cars: V-AAB-629 [1st plate issued on 4 January 2021 at 11.30 a.m.]; square format: none.

[Once again, something unusual happened: V-AAB-001 was issued on 27 October 2021; after V-AAA-999 had been issued on 4 November, the next plate issued was V-AAB-201! V-AAB-002 was issued on 16 November!]

Motorcycles: V-MAA-023 [1st plate issued on 7 January 2021 at 3.00 p.m.]

Trailers: V-QAA-042 [1st plate issued on 6 January 2021 at 9.50 a.m.]

Scooters: VSAA 009 [1st plate issued on 15 March 2021 at 2.12 p.m.]

Y: Technical tests plates

Cars: Y-AAA-081 [1st plate issued on 4 January 2021 at 3.33 p.m.]; square format: none.

Motorcycles: none.

Trailers: Y-QAA-014 [1st plate issued on 2 March 2021 at 3.33 p.m.]

Scooters: YSAA 006 [1st plate issued on 5 January 2021 at 1.50 p.m.]

Z: Commercial plates

Cars: Z-AAJ-33* [1st plate issued on 4 January 2021 at 9.14 a.m.]; square format: none.

[Issuance went nuts again: Z-AAC-001 was issued on 25 January between Z-AAB-787 and Z-AAB-788, then on 28 January, issuance reached Z-AAB-999, before skipping to Z-AAC-301! Z-AAC-002 was issued on 19 February between Z-AAC-931 and Z-AAC-932. Z-AAC-003 was issued on 9 March between Z-AAD-*** and Z-AAD-***. Z-AAC-004 was issued on 26 April between Z-AAD-*** and Z-AAD-***. Z-AAC-005 was issued on 25 November. Plates between Z-AAC-006 and Z-AAC-300 are still available.]

[Issuance was stuck between 13 January at 10:10 and 14 January at 10.30 a.m.… Maybe only 1,000 plates were made in the initial run; the DIV was probably waiting for more stock…]

Motorcycles: Z-MAA 146 [1st plate issued on 5 January 2021 at 8.20 a.m.]

Trailers: Z-QAA-096 [1st plate issued on 30 December 2020 (!) at 9.30 a.m.]; square format: none.

Scooters: ZSAA 090 [1st plate issued on 5 January 2021 at 2.50 p.m.]


Index letters:

CD: Corps Diplomatique

Cars: CD-AZ-32*; square format: CD-YA 319; small format: CD-ZA 089

Motorcycles: CD-MA 241

Scooters, B Class: CDSB 105 [micro format]
[CD-SB 001 to CD-SB 100 not issued (probably because plates were made in the small format but remained unissued); CDSB 101 issued on 13 April 2017; CDSB 102 issued on 14 June 2017; CDSB 103 issued on 26 February 2019; CDSB 104 issued on 18 October 2019; CDSB 105 issued on 8 July 2021]


G: agricultural vehicles

Tractor plates: G-LCQ-324; square format: G-LXS 387; small format: G-LZE 622


M: motorcycles

Small format: M-BDQ 8**

 
O: oldtimers

Cars: O-AGC-82*; square format: O-AYU 952; small format: O-AZR 738

Motorcycles: O-MBN 43*

Trailers: O-QAA-373; square format: O-QYA 071; small format: O-QZA 010 [at last a new plate issued on 10 November 2020]

Scooters, A Class: OSAE 504

Scooters, B Class: OSBQ 362

Scooters, Micro cars: OSUA 106 [at last a new plate issued on 4 August 2021 after one on 10 May 2021: the previous one had been issued on 22 November 2020, and the one before on 1 December 2017]

 
Q: trailers

Long format: Q-ANH-0**; square format: Q-AYK 643; small format: Q-AZA 095

[Q-ANE was skipped: 'ane' means donkey in French and is one of the forbidden combinations.]

[Q-ALO was issued by mistake, like Q-AKO; O is normally not used except as index letter and on vanity plates. Q-AKI was issued, not Q-ALI as ALI is forbidden, but then Q-AMI was skipped… Maybe this indicates that the mistake was corrected and Q-AMO will therefore not be issued. Edit: indeed…]

[Issuance skipped from Q-ALK-034 to Q-ALM-037 between 12 and 13 October for an unknown reason…; 2,000 combinations were skipped. Issuance reached Q-ALM-839, then went back to Q-ALK-035 on 19 October. The gap was closed on 6 November 2020 with Q-ALM-036, then resumed as of Q-ALM-840.]


S: scooters

A Class: SAKW 09*

[Plates issued up to SAJS 923 on 13 November 2020. Plates ranging from SAJS 924 to SAJS 990 had been issued on 19 October 2020; this skip had gone unnoticed! SAJS 991 and 992 were also issued on 13 November 2020.]

B Class: SBNA 00*

Pedelecs: SPCR 88*

Micro cars: SUAU 999

[Issuance seemed to be stuck since 14 November 2017, but actually it reached SUAL 743, then went back to SUAJ 001 on 15 November 2017: plates ranging from SUAJ 001 to 500 had been skipped on 21 December 2016 for an unknown reason! However, issuance reached SUAJ 280 on 28 December 2017, then went back to SUAL 744 and continued up to SUAL 753 on 2 January 2018, only to start again at SUAJ 281!!! This is unbelievable! :( SUAJ 500 was eventually issued on 13 February 2018, closing the gap. The SUAM series was skipped as it was still featuring a forbidden letter when it could have been made in the factory. Perhaps SUAQ series will be issued in 2019.]

 
T: paid transportation services

Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAM-047; square format: T-LYA 044; small format: T-LZA 076

Taxis: T-XAG-986; square format: T-XYA 003; small format: T-XZA 009


W: temporary plates ('World')

2017
Cars: WA-17-CGD (total: 1,390 plates) [Skipped (18): AAP, AAS, AEL, ALA, ALI, ANE, ASS, BEB, BIT, BOM, BOY, BSP, BUB, BWP, CAP, CDF, CDH, CDV; AY*, AZ*, BY*, BZ*]; small format: WA-17-AZB (total: 2 plates)

Motorcycles: WM-17 AAO (total: 15 plates)

Trailers: WQ-17-AAA (total: 1 plate)

Scooters, A Class: WS-17 AAA (total: 1 plate)

2018
Cars: WA-18-BQL (total: 1,039 plates) [Skipped (13): AAP, AAS, AEL, AII, AIO, ALA, ALI, ANE, ASS, BEB, BIT, BOM, BOY] [First plate issued on 18 July 2017.]; square format: WA-18-AYB (total: 2 plates [First plate issued on 17 October 2017]); small format: WA-18 AZA (total: 1 plate)

Motorcycles: WM-18-AAI (total: 9 plates) [First plate issued on 7 August 2017]  

Scooters, B Class: WS-18 BAA (total: 1 plate) [First plate issued on 29 September 2017]

2019
Cars: WA-19-BSH (total: 864 plates) [Skipped (10): AAP, AAS, AEL, AII, AIO, ALA, ALI, ANE, ASS, BEB, BEE to BNN (!), BOY] [First plate issued on 4 July 2018]; square format: (none); small format: WA-19-AZA (total: 1) [First plate issued on 6 June 2019]

Motorcycles: WM-19 AAF (total: 6 plates) [Skipped (0)] [First plate issued on 5 February 2019]

Trailers: WQ-19-AAA (total: 1 plate) [Skipped (0)] [First plate issued on 1 February 2019] 

Scooters, A Class: WS-19 AAB (total: 2 plates) [Skipped (0)] [First plate issued on 5 February 2019] 

2020
Cars: WA-20-AUV (total: 491 plates) [Skipped: AAJ to ABZ, for an unknown reason, AEL, AII, AIO, ALA, ALI, ANE, ASS] [First plate issued on 11 April 2019, last one on 30 November 2020.]

Motorcycles: WM-20 AAB (total: 2 plates) [Skipped (0)] [First plate issued on 17 July 2020]

Trailers: WQ-20-AAA (total: 1 plate) [Skipped (0)] [First plate issued on 29 July 2020] 


2021
Cars: WA-21-ARG (total: 443 plates) [Skipped (8): AAP, AAS, AEL, AII, AIO, ALA, ALI, ANE] [First plate issued on 11 June 2020]; square format: WA-21-AZB (total: 2 plates) [Skipped (0)] [First plate issued obn 29 July 2021]

Motorcycles: WM-21 AAC (total: 3 plates) [Skipped (0)] [First plate issued on 23 June 2021]

 

2022
Cars: WA-22-ACV (total: 72 plates) [Skipped (2): AAP, AAS] [First plate issued on 10 May 2021]

Motorcycles: WM-22-AAB (total: 2 plate) [Skipped (0): none] [First plate issued on 13 October 2021] 

Scooters, A Class: WS-22-AAA (total: 1 plate) [Skipped (0): none] [First plate issued on 5 August 2021] 

 

 
X: export plates ('eXport') 

2017
Cars: XA-17-UBV (total: 13,159 plates) (issuance ended on 1 December 2017) [Skipped (97): AAP, AAS, AEL, ALA, ALI, ANE, ASS, BEB, BIT, BOM, BOY, BSP, BUB, BWP, CAP, CDF, CDH, CDV, CON, CSP, CUB, CUL, CUT, CVP, DCD, DIK, DOM, FAG, FAT, FDF, FNB, FOK, FOL, FUC, FUK, GAT, GAY, GEK, GOD, HIV, HOL, III, JEK, KAK, KKQ, KUL, KUT, LAF, LDD, LSP, LUL, MAS, MCC, MDP, MOR, MOU, MST, NIC, NIK, NIQ, NVA, PDB, PDO, PET, PFF, PII, PIK, PIN, PIO, PIP, PIS, PJU, PKK, POT, PRL, PSB, PSC, PSL, PTB, PUE, PUT, PVV, PYK, PYN, PYP, PYS, QQQ, ROM, RPW, RWF, SEX, SOA, SOT, SPA, SUL, TET, TIT, TUE; AY*, AZ*, BY*, BZ*, CY*, CZ*, DY*, DZ*, EY*, EZ*, FY*, FZ*] [surprisingly GY*, GZ*, HY*, HZ*, I**, JY* and JZ* combinations were issued, unlike the previous *Y* and *Z* combinations and what happened for XA-16-*** plates…]; square format: XA-17-AYC (total: 3 plates [1st issued on 28 July 2017]); small format: XA-17-AZC (total: 3 plates)

Motorcycles: XM-17 ABW (total: 47 plates) [Skipped (2): AAP, AAS]

Trailers: XQ-17-APT (total: 404 plates) [Skipped (6): AAP, AAS, AEL, ALA, ALI, ANE]

Export scooter plates [none yet; coding: XS-17-***] 

2018
Cars: XA-18-XQO (total: 15,069 plates) [Skipped (105): AAP, AAS, AEL, AII, AIO, ALA, ALI, ANE, ASS, BEB, BIT, BOM, BOY, BSP, BUB, BWP, CAP, CDF, CDH, CDV, CON, CSP, CUB, CUL, CUT, CVP, DCD, DIK, DOM, EII, EIO, FAG, FAT, FDF, FNB, FOK, FOL, FOU, FUC, FUK, GAT, GAY, GEK, GOD, HIV, HOL, III, JEK, KAK, KKQ, KUL, KUT, LAF, LDD, LSP, LUL, MAS, MCC, MDP, MOR, MOU, MST, NIC, NIK, NIQ, NVA, PDB, PDO, PET, PFF, PII, PIK, PIN, PIP, PIO, PIS, PJU, PKK, POT, PRL, PSB, PSC, PSL, PTB, PUE, PUT, PVV, PYN, PYP, PYS, QQQ, ROM, RPW, RWF, SOA, SOT, SPA, SUL, TET, TIT, TUE, VCD, VIH, VLD, VMO, VNV; AY*, AZ*, BY*, BZ*, IZ* (!), JZ* (!), KZ* (!), LZ* (!), MZ* (!), NZ* (!), OZ* (!), PZ* (!), QZ* (!), RZ* (!), SAA–SKZ (!?!), SYB–SZZ (!?!), TZ*, UZ*, VZ*, WZ*] [First plate issued on 19 October 2017]; square format: XA-18 AYD (total: 4 plates) [First plate issued on 17 January 2018]; small format: XA-18 AZB (total: 2 plates) [First plate issued on 4 April 2018]

Motorcycles: XM-18-ABP (total: 40 plates) [Skipped (2): AAP, AAS] [First plate issued on 21 December 2017]

Trailers: XQ-18-AOL (total: 368 plates) [Skipped (8): AAP, AAS, AEL, AII, AIO, ALA, ALI, ANE] [First plate issued on 4 December 2017] 

2019
Cars: XA-19-WKS (total: 14,471 plates) [Skipped (108 [+ 22*26]): AAP, AAS, AEL, AII, AIO, ALA, ALI, ANE, ASS, BEB, BIT, BOM, BOY, BSP, BUB, BWP, CAP, CDF, CDH, CDV, CON, CSP, CUB, CUL, CUT, CVP, DCD, DIK, DOM, EII, EIO, FAG, FAT, FDF, FNB, FOK, FOL, FOU, FUC, FUK, GAT, GAY, GEK, GOD, HIV, HOL, III, JEK, KAK, KKQ, KUL, KUT, LAF, LDD, LSP, LUL, MAS, MCC, MDP, MOR, MOU, MST, NIC, NIK, NIQ, NVA, PDB, PDO, PET, PFF, PII, PIK, PIN, PIP, PIO, PIS, PJU, PKK, POT, PRL, PSB, PSC, PSL, PTB, PUE, PUT, PVV, PYK, PYN, PYP, PYS, QQQ, ROM, RPW, RWF, SOA, SOT, SPA, SUL, TAK, TET, TIT, TUE, VCD, VIH, VLD, VMO, VNV; AZ*, BZ*, CZ*, DZ*, EZ*, FZ*, GZ*, HZ*, IZ*, JZ*, KZ*, LZ*, MZ*, NZ*, OZ*, PZ*, QZ*, RZ*, SZ*, TZ*, UZ*, VZ*] [First plate issued on 8 October 2018; regular issuance as of 3 December 2018]; small format: XA-19 AZA (total: 1 plate) [First plate issued on 3 July 2019]

Motorcycles: XM-19-ABU (total: 45 plates) [Skipped (2): AAP, AAS] [First plate issued on 12 December 2018]

Trailers: XQ-19-ANF (total: 336 plates) [Skipped (8): AAP, AAS, AEL, AII, AIO, ALA, ALI, ANE] [First plate issued on 19 October 2018] 

2020
Cars: XA-20-NYE (total: 9,013 plates) [Skipped (65 [+ 13*26]: AAP, AAS, AEL, AII, AIO, ALA, ALI, ANE, ASS, BEB, BIT, BOM, BOY, BSP, BUB, BWP, CAP, CDF, CDH, CDV, CON, CSP, CUB, CUL, CUT, CVP, DCD, DIK, DOM, EII, EIO, FAG, FAT, FDF, FNB, FOK, FOL, FOU, FUC, FUK, GAT, GAY, GEK, GOD, HIV, HOL, III, JEK, KAK, KKQ, KUL, KUT, LAF, LDD, LSP, LUL, MAS, MCC, MDP, MOR, MOU, MST, NIC, NIK, NIQ, NVA; AZ*, BZ*, CZ*, DZ*, EZ*, FZ*, GZ*, HZ*, IZ*, JZ*, KZ*, LZ*, MZ*] [First plate issued on 3 October 2019, which does not really make sense since such plates should have a validity of max one month…] [Combinations DHT to EVF (1,027 plates) were skipped, before being issued back again between 2 March 2020 and 11 June 2020]

Motorcycles: XM-20-AAV (total: 19 plates) [Skipped (2): AAP, AAS] [First plate issued on 15 January 2020]

Trailers: XQ-20-AKH (total: 263 plates) [Skipped (5): AAP, AAS, AEL, AII, AIO] [First plate issued on 2 December 2019]

2021

Cars: XB-21-JYZ (total: 5,802 plates) [Skipped (46 + 8*26 + 25*26): AAP, AAS, AEL, AII, AIO, ALA, ANE, ASS, BEB, BIT, BOM, BOY, BSP, BUB, BWP, BYT, CAP, CDF, CDH, CDV, CON, CSP, CUB, CUL, CUT, CVP, DCD, DIK, DOM, EII, EIO, FAG, FAT, FDF, FNB, FOK, FOL, FOU, FUC, FUK, GAT, GAY, GEK, GOD, HIV, HOL, JEK, AZ*, BZ*, CZ*, DZ*, EZ*, FZ*, GZ*, HZ*, I**]  // XA-21-CLR / (total: 1,583 plates) [Skipped (20 + 2*26): AAP, AAS, AEL, AII, AIO, ALA, ANE, ASS, BEB, BIT, BOM, BOY, BSP, BUB, BWP, BYT, CAP, CDF, CDH, CDV; AZ*, BZ*] [First plate issued on 5 October 2020, which once again should not be possible since such export plates have a one-month validity…; real issuance started on 2 December 2020.] [Issuance stopped at XA-21-CLR 20 April 2021 and skipped directly to XB-21-AAA, an unprecedented event!]

Motorcycles: XM-21 AAR (total: 17 plates) [Skipped (1): AAP] [First plate issued on 11 December 2020] 

Trailer: XQ-21-AIL (total: 216 plates) [Skipped (4): AAP, AAS, AEL, AII] [First plate issued on 2 December 2020]

2022

Cars: XA-22-AAF (total: 6 plates) [Skipped (0): none] [First plate issued on 5 October 2021, which is unusual as such a plate has a one-month validity…]



Most recent plate spotted by myself: 2-BGK-*** (spotted on 22 November 2021).
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Estimates for the next days (ordinary cars):

Tuesday 30 November: 2-BHQ, 2-BHR, 2-BHS, 2-BHT*

Wednesday 1 December: 2-BHT, 2-BHU, 2-BHV, 2-BHW*

Thursday 2 December: 2-BHW, 2-BHX, 2-BHY, 2-BHZ*

Friday 3 December: 2-BHZ, 2-BJA, 2-BJB, 2-BJC*

Saturday 4 December: 2-BJC*

Sunday 5 December: 2-BJC*

 

Other series that will start in November 2021:

Maybe M-BDR, SUAV, maybe Y-MAA, maybe Z-AAK.


Other series that will start in December 2021:

2-BJ*, 2-BK*, 2-BL*, 1-FYU, M-BDR, M-BDS, M-BDT, maybe M-BDU, O-AGD, O-AYV, Q-ANJ, Q-ANK, Q-ANL, SAKX, maybe SAKY, SBNB, maybe SBNC, SPCS, T-XAH, UA-22-***, maybe UM-22 ***, maybe UQ-22-***, maybe US22 ***, V-AAC, maybe V-AAD, maybe Y-AAA, Z-AAK, Z-AAL, Z-AAM.


Projections for series to be issued over the course of 2022:

T.B.A.

  • 2-BL*, 2-BM*, 2-BN*, 2-BP* (January), … 2-C**
  • 1-FYV, maybe 1-FYW, 1-FYX, 1-FYY, 1-FYZ, 1-GYA, 1-GYB, 1-GYC
  • 1-BZJ, 1-BZK, 1-BZL
  • CD-BA, CD-BB
  • G-LCR, G-LCS, G-LCT, G-LXT,
  • M-BD*, M-BE*, M-BF*, M-BG*
  • O-AGE, O-AGF, O-AGG, O-AGH, O-AGJ, O-AGK, O-AGL, O-AGM, O-AGN, O-AGP, O-AGQ, O-AGR, maybe O-AGS
  • O-AYW, maybe O-AYX
  • O-AZS, O-AZT
  • Q-AN*, Q-AP*, maybe Q-AQ* 
  • Q-AYL, maybe Q-AYM
  • S-AKX > SALY or SALZ (SALA will probably be skipped as it includes the forbidden 'ALA' combination; 'SALE' might be skipped as it means 'dirty' in French but 4-letter combinations have never been skipped so far)
  • S-BNB > SBPD
  • SPCT > SPDE
  • SUAW or SUAX
  • T-LAN
  • Maybe T-XAJ
  • V-AAD, V-AAE
  • Z-AAM, Z-AAN, Z-AAQ, Z-AAR

 
* Unless the DIV (very) unexpectedly goes back to skipped JB*, JC*, JD*, LJ*, TL*, US*, UT* or UU* (see the reasons below) — or even skipped 1-H** to 1-S** series with the letters M, Q and W!
[The letters I and O are no longer used, except for vanity plates. The letters M, Q and W were restricted for several years, but are now being used again.] 
[Next skipped series: 2-BSP, 2-BUB, 2-BWP.]


Some problems occurred:
– plates ranging from 1-JBA-201 up to 1-JBZ-999 were skipped. Then, plates ranging from 1-JCA-001 up to 1-JCB-201 were issued, before plates ranging from 1-JCB-202 to 1-JDZ-999 were skipped as well for an unknown reason. The issuance of registration numbers resumed at 1-JEA-001.
– plates ranging from 1-LJA-001 to 1-LJH-999 were also skipped for no reason. 
– plates ranging from 1-TLM-904 up to 1-TMA-011 were skipped on 7 December 2017 for no reason. 
– plates ranging from 1-TRS-004 up to 1-TRW-007 were skipped on 24 January 2017 for no reason.
[Issuance reached 1-TSX-347, then went back to combinations skipped on 24 January 2018, starting from 1-TRS-004 up to 1-TRW-007, then back from 1-TSX-348] 
– plates ranging from 1-USG-018 to 1-UUH-999 were skipped on 27 July 2018 for no reason.

– plates ranging from 1-YML-403 to 1-YND-413 were skipped on 8 October 2020 for no reason.
It appears that these plates were simply not made because they have never been ordered to the plate maker in the first place. One can assume that a mistake occurred at the level of orders, i.e. at bpost level. After reaching 1-YPG-901 on 19 October, issuance resumed as of 1-YML-403. Issuance continued and the gap was closed with 1-YNC-413 on 26 October; issuance resumed as of 1-YPG-902.

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2020 highs (i.e. highest combinations on 31 December 2020 at 11.59 p.m.):

  • Cars: 1-YVK-061; square format: 1-FYJ 396; small format: 1-BZE 408
  • Motorcycles: M-BAM 608
  • Trailers: Q-ALS-038; square format: Q-AYJ 186; small format: Q-AZA 085
  • Oldtimer cars: O-AFQ-064; square format: O-AYS 962; small format: O-AZQ 192
  • Oldtimer motorcycles: O-MBG 962
  • Oldtimer trailers: O-QAA-322; square format: O-QYA 064; small format: O-QZA 010
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSAD 432
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSBM 648
  • Oldtimer micro cars: OSUA 104
  • Dealers: 1-ZBN-016; square: 1-ZRA 030
  • Road tests: 2-ZZD-238; square: 1-ZXA 065
  • Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 678
  • Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 572
  • Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-459; square: 1-ZUZ 003
  • Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-801; square: 1-ZZQ 003
  • Taxis: T-XAG-091; square: T-XYA 003; small: T-XZA 006
  • Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAL-427; square: T-LYA 038; small: T-LZA 071
  • Temporary cars: WA-21-ADB; square: none yet; small: none yet
  • Temporary motorcycles: none yet
  • Temporary trailers: none yet
  • Temporary A Class scooters: none yet
  • Temporary B Class scooters: none yet 
  • Export cars: XA-21-BFU; square: none yet; small: none yet
  • Export motorcycles: XM-21-AAB
  • Export trailers: XQ-21-AAM
  • Export A Class scooters: none yet
  • Export B Class scooters: none yet
  • Diplomatic cars: CD-AX-756; square: CD-YA 309; small: CD-ZA 087
  • Diplomatic motorcycles: CD-MA 204
  • Diplomatic scooters, B Class: CDSB 104
  • Tractors: G-LCM-241; square: G-LXR 240; small: G-LZE 466
  • Scooters, A Class: SAJW 595
  • Scooters, B Class: SBMA 044
  • Scooters, Pedelecs: SPCB 202
  • Scooters, micro cars: SUAT 453
  • Scooter dealers: SZAA 074
  • Scooter road tests: SZZA 372


2019 highs (i.e. highest combinations on 31 December 2019 at 11.59 p.m.):

  • Cars: 1-XGU-122; square format: 1-FYA 371; small format: 1-BZB 414
  • Motorcycles: M-AXE 657
  • Trailers: Q-AKE 354; square format: Q-AYG 780; small format: Q-AZA 074
  • Oldtimer cars: O-AFB 991; square format: O-AYR 098; small format: O-AZN 699
  • Oldtimer motorcycles: O-MBC 457
  • Oldtimer trailers: O-QAA-283; square format: O-QYA 058; small format: O-QZA 009
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSAC 575
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSBK 066
  • Oldtimer micro cars: OSUA 103
  • Dealers: 1-ZBH-550; square: 1-ZRA 030
  • Road tests: 2-ZZA-202; square: 1-ZXA 065
  • Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 599
  • Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 485
  • Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-409; square: 1-ZUZ 003
  • Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-713; square: 1-ZZQ 003
  • Taxis: T-XAF-717; square: T-XYA 003; small: T-XZA 006
  • Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAK-469; square: T-LYA 036; small: T-LZA 065
  • Temporary cars: WA-20-AIF; square: none yet; small: none yet
  • Temporary motorcycles: none yet
  • Temporary trailers: none yet
  • Temporary A Class scooters: none yet
  • Temporary B Class scooters: none yet 
  • Export cars: XA-20-CGZ; square: none yet; small: none yet
  • Export motorcycles: none yet
  • Export trailers: XQ-20-ABM
  • Export A Class scooters: none yet
  • Export B Class scooters: none yet
  • Diplomatic cars: CD-AW-066; square: CD-YA 303; small: CD-ZA 084
  • Diplomatic motorcycles: CD-MA 173
  • Diplomatic scooters, B Class: CDSB 104
  • Tractors: G-LCJ-272; square: G-LXP 107; small: G-LZE 293
  • Scooters, A Class: SAHU 901
  • Scooters, B Class: SBKZ 606
  • Scooters, Pedelecs: SPBM 027
  • Scooters, micro cars: SUAS 178
  • Scooter dealers: SZAA 055
  • Scooter road tests: SZZA 280


2018 highs (i.e. highest combinations on 31 December 2018 at 11.59 p.m.):
  • Cars: 1-VMJ-882; square format: 1-DYR 298; small format: 1-AZY 236
  • Motorcycles: M-AUD 434
  • Trailers: Q-AHM 451; square format: Q-AYF 347; small format: Q-AZA 058
  • Oldtimer cars: O-AEN 446; square format: O-AYP 070; small format: O-AZL 808
  • Oldtimer motorcycles: O-MAY 362
  • Oldtimer trailers: O-QAA-241; square format: O-QYA 050; small format: O-QZA 005
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSAC 002
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSBH 250
  • Oldtimer micro cars: OSUA 103
  • Dealers: 1-ZBE-791; square: 1-ZRA 028
  • Road tests: 1-ZZY-177; square: 1-ZXA 058
  • Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 547
  • Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 425
  • Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-313; square: 1-ZUZ 001
  • Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-629; square: 1-ZZQ 003
  • Taxis: T-XAE-685; square: T-XYA 003; small: T-XZA 005
  • Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAH-636; square: T-LYA 029; small: T-LZA 060
  • Temporary cars: WA-19-AIG; square: none yet; small: none yet
  • Temporary motorcycles: none yet
  • Temporary trailers: none yet
  • Temporary A Class scooters: none yet
  • Temporary B Class scooters: none yet 
  • Export cars: XA-19-CDZ; square: none yet; small: none yet
  • Export motorcycles: XM-19 AAA
  • Export trailers: XQ-19-AAR
  • Export A Class scooters: none yet
  • Export B Class scooters: none yet
  • Diplomatic cars: CD-AU-215; square: CD-YA 208; small: CD-ZA 078
  • Diplomatic motorcycles: CD-MA 134
  • Tractors: G-LCF-541; square: G-LXL 815; small: G-LZE 119
  • Scooters, A Class: SAGV 857
  • Scooters, B Class: SBJY 996
  • Scooters, Pedelecs: SPAV 445
  • Scooters, micro cars: SUAP 229
  • Scooter dealers: S-ZAA 039
  • Scooter road tests: S-ZZA 160

2017 highs (i.e. highest combinations on 31 December 2017 at 11.59 p.m.):
  • Cars: 1-TNU-698; square format: 1-DYE 963; small format: 1-AZU 496
  • Motorcycles: M-APP 615
  • Trailers: Q-AFV-312; square format: Q-AYD 916; small format: Q-AZA 045
  • Oldtimer cars: O-ADS-555; square format: O-AYL 624; small format: O-AZJ 709
  • Oldtimer motorcycles: O-MAL 126
  • Oldtimer trailers: O-QAA-176; square format: O-QYA 042; small format: O-QZA 003
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSAB 395
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSBF 231
  • Oldtimer micro cars: OSUA 103
  • Dealers: 1-ZBC-093; square: 1-ZRA 025
  • Road tests: 1-ZZV-110; square: 1-ZXA 053
  • Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 505
  • Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 379
  • Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-283; square: 1-ZUZ 001
  • Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-577; square: 1-ZZQ 003
  • Taxis: T-XAD-727; square: T-XYA 003; small: T-XZA 005
  • Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAG-002; square: T-LYA 022 ; small: T-LZA 042
  • Temporary cars: WA-18-AIS; square: WA-18 AYA; small: WA-18-AZA
  • Temporary motorcycles: WM-18 AAD
  • Temporary trailers: none yet
  • Temporary A Class scooters: none yet
  • Temporary B Class scooters: WS-18 BAA
  • Export cars: XA-18-CAZ; square: none yet; small: none yet
  • Export motorcycles: XM-18 AAA
  • Export trailers: XQ-18-ABB
  • Export A Class scooters: none yet
  • Export B Class scooters: none yet
  • Diplomatic cars: CD-AS-353; square: CD-YA 196; small: CD-ZA 075
  • Diplomatic motorcycles: CD-MA 094
  • Tractors: G-LCC-827; square: G-LXK 683; small: G-LZD 993
  • Scooters, A Class: SAFV 294
  • Scooters, B Class: SBHS 536
  • Scooters, Pedelecs: SPAH 291
  • Scooters, micro cars: SUAL 749
  • Scooter dealers: S-ZAA 017
  • Scooter road tests: S-ZZA 060

2016 highs (i.e. highest combinations on 31 December 2016 at 11.59 p.m.):
  • Cars: 1-RHT-015; square format: 1-CYV 219; small format: 1-AZR 941
  • Motorcycles: M-AJX 253
  • Trailers: Q-ADY-865; square format: Q-AYC 631; small format: Q-AZA 033
  • Oldtimer cars: O-ACP-263; square format: O-AYH 539; small format: O-AZG 059
  • Oldtimer motorcycles: O-MAF 915
  • Oldtimer trailers: O-QAA-109; square format: O-QYA 028; small format: O-QZA 001
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSAA 435
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: OSBB 689
  • Oldtimer micro cars: [none]; square format: O-SUW 002
  • Dealers: 1-ZAZ-996; square: 1-ZRA 023
  • Road tests: 1-ZZS-399; square: 1-ZXA 048
  • Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 480
  • Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 346
  • Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-263; square: 1-ZUZ 001
  • Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-539; square: 1-ZZQ 003
  • Taxis: T-XAC-576; square: T-XYA 003; small: T-XZA 005
  • Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAD-310; square: T-LYA 014 ; small: T-LZA 033
  • Temporary cars: WA-17-ARM
  • Temporary motorcycles: WM-17 AAE
  • Temporary trailers: WQ-17-AAA
  • Temporary scooters: WS-17-AAA
  • Export cars: XA-17-BHZ; square: none; small: XA-17-AZA
  • Export motorcycles: XM-17-AAB
  • Export trailers: XQ-17-ABH
  • Export scooters: none
  • Diplomatic cars: CD-AP-411; square: CD-YA 183; small: CD-ZA 069
  • Diplomatic motorcycles: CD-MA 057
  • Tractors: G-LCA-193; square: G-LXJ 429; small: G-LZD 853
  • Scooters, A Class: SAEP 864
  • Scooters, B Class: SBFY 479
  • Scooters, Pedelecs: SPAB 537
  • Scooters, micro cars: SUAJ 520
  • Scooter dealers: S-ZAA 006
  • Scooter road tests: S-ZZA 003 

2015 highs (i.e. highest combinations on 31 December 2015 at 11.59 p.m.):
  • Cars: 1-LXZ-834 ; square format: 1-CYK 018; small format: 1-AZG 158 / 1-AZN 511
  • Motorcycles: M-AEZ 253
  • Trailers: Q-ACC-738; square format: Q-AYB 410; small format: Q-AZA 019
  • Oldtimer cars: O-ABL-085; square format: O-AYE 263; small format: O-AZD 365
  • Oldtimer motorcycles: O-MAC 421
  • Oldtimer trailers: O-QAA-045 ; square format: O-QYA 018
  • Oldtimer scooters, A Class: O-SAA 002
  • Oldtimer scooters, B Class: O-SBA 018
  • Dealers: 1-ZAX-926; square format: 1-ZRA 020
  • Road tests: 1-ZZP-810; square format: 1-ZXA 033
  • Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 444
  • Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 307
  • Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-236; square format: 1-ZUZ 001
  • Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-492; square format: 1-ZZQ 003
  • Taxis: T-XAB-500; square format: T-XYA 002; small format: T-XZA 004
  • Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAB-704; square format: T-LYA 005; small format: T-LZA 019
  • Temporary plates: 1-052998 (16)
  • Motorcycle temporary plates: 1-999 806 (15)
  • Diplomatic cars: CD-AL-535; square format: CD-YA 164; small format: CD-ZA 063
  • Diplomatic motorcycles: CD-MA 023
  • Tractors: G-LBW-870; square format: G-LYC 173 (+ G-LXH-002 and G-LYZ-701); small format: G-LZD 622
  • Scooters, A Class: S-AAJ 808
  • Scooters, B Class: S-BAR 430
  • Scooters, micro cars: S-UAB-127; small format: S-UZA 301
  • Scooter dealers: S-ZAA-002
  • Scooter road tests: S-ZZA-001
Discontinued – highs:
  • Since 2014:
    • Motorcycles: 1-MNS-916
    • Oldtimers: 1-OBX-098, 1-OYK-609, 1-OZH-338 
    • Oldtimer trailers: 1-OQA-058
    • Trailers: 1-QFJ-391, 1-QYD-313, 1-QZA-051
    • Taxis: 1-TXF-234, 1-TXY-008, 1-TXZ-013
    • Rental cars with driver: 2-TXL-881, 1-TXH-036, 1-TXV-067 
  • Since 31 December 2020:
    • Dealers, cars: 1-ZBN-016; square format: 1-ZRA 030
    • Dealers, motorcycles: 1-ZMA 678
    • Dealers, trailers: 1-ZUA-459; square format: 1-ZUZ 003
    • Dealers, scooters: SZAA 074
    • Road tests, cars: 2-ZZD-238; square format: 1-ZXA 065
    • Road tests, motorcycles: 1-ZZM 572
    • Road tests, trailers: 1-ZZU-801; square format: 1-ZZQ 003
    • Road tests, scooters: SZZA 372
  • International plates, cars: 8-AAV-526; 8-AYA-724; 8-AZA-461
  • International plates, motorcycles: 8-MAB-375
  • International plates, trailers: 8-QAA-099; 8-QYA-004
  • Temporary plates, cars:
    • 1-040399 (14) 
    • 1-051664 (15) 
    • 1-056570 (16)
    • 1-057002 (17)
  • Temporary plates, motorcycles:
    • 1-999 665 (14) 
    • 1-999 776 (15) 
    • 1-999 815 (16)
  • Scooter plates, small format:
    • A Class: S-ABK 217
    • B Class: S-BCC 990
    • Micro cars: S-UAD-875; small: S-UZB 014
  • Oldtimer scooter plates, small format:
    • A Class: O-SAA 102
    • B Class: O-SBA 529
    • Micro cars: O-SUW 002
  • 2016 temporary plates:
    • Cars: WA-16-BBF [649 plates]
    • Motorcycles: WM-16-AAJ [9 plates]
    • Trailers: none
    • Scooters: none
  • 2016 export plates:
    • Cars: XA-16-KCW [5,647 plates]; square: XA-16-AYA [1 plate]
    • Motorcycles: XM-16-AAN [14 plates]
    • Trailers: XQ-16-AHX [203 plates]
    • Scooters: none
  • 2017 temporary plates:
    • Cars: WA-17-CGD [1,390 plates]; square: none; small: WA-17 AZB [2 plates]
    • Motorcycles: WM-17 AAO [15 plates]
    • Trailers: WQ-17-AAA [1 plate]
    • Scooters, A Class: WS-17 AAA [1 plate]
    • Scooters, B Class: none
  • 2017 export plates:
    • Cars: XA-17-UBV [13,159 plates]; square: XA-17 AYC [3 plates]; small: XA-17 AZC [3 plates]
    • Motorcycles: XM-17 ABW [47 plates]
    • Trailers: XQ-17-APT [404 plates];square: none; small: none
    • Scooters, A Class: none
    • Scooters, B Class: none
  • 2018 temporary plates
    • Cars: WA-18-BQL [1,039 plates]; square: WA-18 AYB [2 plates]; small: WA-17 AZA [1 plate]
    • Motorcycles: WM-18 AAI [9 plates]
    • Trailers: none
    • Scooters, A Class: none
    • Scooters, B Class: WS-18 BAA [1 plate]
  • 2018 export plates:
    • Cars: XA-18-XQO [15,069 plates]; square: XA-18 AYD [4 plates]; small: XA-18 AZB [2 plates]
    • Motorcycles: XM-18 ABN [38 plates]
    • Trailers: XQ-18-AOL [368 plates]; square: none; small: none
    • Scooters, A Class: none
    • Scooters, B Class: none
  • 2019 temporary plates: 
    • Cars:
    • Motorcycles:
    • Trailers:
    • Scooters, A Class:
    • Scooters, B Class:
  • 2019 export plates:
    • Cars:
    • Motorcycles:
    • Trailers:
    • Scooters, A Class:
    • Scooters, B Class:
  • 2020 temporary plates:
    • Cars:
  • 2020 export plates:
    • Cars:
  • 2021:


 2014 highs (i.e. highest combinations on 31 December 2014 at 11.59 p.m.):

  • Cars: 1-JJD-217; square format: 1-BYZ 082; small format: 1-AZK 071
  • Motorcycles: M-AAN 408
  • Trailers: Q-AAG-881; square format: Q-AYA 242
  • Oldtimer cars: O-AAD-951; square format: O-AYA 630; small format: O-AZA 501
  • Oldtimer motorcycles: O-MAA 202
  • Oldtimer trailers: O-QAA-004 ; square format: O-QYA 004
  • Dealers: 1-ZAV-536; square format: 1-ZRA 019
  • Road tests: 1-ZZO-087; square format: 1-ZXA 027
  • Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 399
  • Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 263
  • Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-213; square format: 1-ZUZ 001
  • Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-441; square format: 1-ZZQ 003
  • Taxis: T-XAA-252; square format: T-XYA 001; small format: T-XZA 001
  • Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAA-317; small format: T-LZA 006
  • Temporary plates: 1-042761 (15)
  • Motorcycle temporary plates: 1-999 710 (15)
  • Diplomatic cars: CD-AJ-558; square format: CD-YA 135; small format: CD-ZA 051
  • Diplomatic motorcycles: CD-MA 004
  • Tractors: G-LBR-858; square format: G-LXE 199; small format: G-LZD 157
  • Scooters, A Class: S-AAD 368
  • Scooters, B Class: S-BAF 338
  • Scooters, micro cars: S-UAA-364; small format: S-UZA 087

(Total chaos for tractor plates: between 9 and 14 October 2014 combinations skipped in August were issued, ranging from G-LYY-375 to G-LYY-531. Then the issuing process went back to G-LXC-003 until G-LXE-004 [1999 plates]. On 16 December 2014, the DIV started issuing skipped combinations again, as of G-LYY-532 until G-LYZ-024. On 23 December 2014, issuance resumed as of G-LXE-005. Once G-LXE-999 had been reached on 23 January 2015, issuance went back to G-LYZ-025. On 27 January 2015, a leap from G-LYZ-091 to G-LXF-001 occurred. After reaching G-LXG-001 on 26 Januray 2015, issuance went back to G-LYZ-092 and continued until G-LYZ-562 on 19 May 2015, then plates following G-LXG-002 started being issued until 6 November 2015 with G-LXH-002. Then, as of 9 November 2015, issuance resumed at G-LYZ-563. It continued up to G-LYZ-701 on 16 December 2015, then issuance went back to G-LYC-103 and following, because some 300 plates had been skipped in October 2013!!!!!!!  "It's a complete and utter shambles!" [Lord Sugar] G-LYC-402 was issued on 16 February 2016 and was followed by G-LYZ-702. Issuance continued up to G-LYZ-998; then, G-LXH-003 followed. This means that G-LYZ-999 is the only plate in the G-LY* range that has never been issued.)

[Oldimers: Small format plates: issuance seemed to be stuck again, just like between 7 and 12 July 2017, but then I found out that O-BZA plates now being issued, just like in July! So it skippped straight from O-AZH 500 to O-BZA 001 on 7 July 2017 and reached O-BZA 072 on 12 July 2017, before going back to O-AZH 501 and following, until O-AZH 999 on 5 September 2017. Then issuance jumped forward to O-BZA 073 and continued up to O-BZA 100 on 7 September. Issuance was stuck until 12 September and resumed as of O-AZJ 001.]

(S-ZAA 002 registered on 11 May 2015; S-ZAA 003 registered on 10 March 2016; S-ZAA 004 registered on 25 April 2016; S-ZAA 005 registered on 04 August 2016; S-ZAA 006 registered on 10 November 2016; S-ZAA 007 registered on 9 January 2017; S-ZAA 008 registered on 20 January 2017; S-ZAA 009 registered on 31 January 2017; S-ZAA-010 issued on 10 February 2017, S-ZAA 011 issued on 4 April 2017; S-ZAA 012 issued on 18 August 2017; S-ZAA 013 issued on 12 October 2017; S-ZAA 014 issued on 25 October 2017; SZAA 015 issued on 24 November 2017; SZAA 016 issued on 7 December 2017) 

(S-ZZA 001 registered on 9 March 2015; S-ZZA 002 registered on 02 August 2016; S-ZZA 003 registered on 14 December 2016; S-ZZA 004 registered on 2 February 2017; S-ZZA 005 registered on 28 February 2017; S-ZZA 006 registered on 28 February 2017; S-ZAA 007 issued on 6 April 2017; Z-ZZA 008 issued on 7 April 2017; S-ZZA 009 issued on 12 April 2017; S-ZZA 010 issued on 21 April 2017; S-ZZA 011 issued on 27 April 2017; S-ZZA 012 issued on 27 April 2017; S-ZZA 013 registered on 3 May 2017; S-ZZA 014 registered on 8 May 2017; S-ZZA 015 registered on 16 May 2017; S-ZZA 016 registered on 6 June 2017; S-ZZA 017 registered on 6 June 2017; S-ZZA 018 registered on 13 June 2017; S-ZZA 019 registered on 6 July 2017; S-ZZA 020 registered on 6 July 2017; S-ZZA 021 registered on 31 July 2017; S-ZZA 022 registered on 8 August 2017; S-ZZA 023 registered on 8 August 2017, S-ZZA 024 registered on 8 August 2017; S-ZZA 025 registered on 8 August 2017; S-ZZA 026 registered on 8 August 2017; S-ZZA 027 registered on 10 August 2017; S-ZZA 028 registered on 10 August 2017; S-ZZA 029 registered on 10 August 2017; S-ZZA 030 registered on 10 August 2017; S-ZZA 031 registered on 15 September 2017; S-ZZA 032 registered on 15 September 2017; S-ZZA 033 and S-ZZA 034 issued on 16 October 2017; S-ZZA 035 and S-ZZA 036 issued on 25 October 2017; SZZA 037 issued on 8 November 2017; SZZA 038 to 043 issued on 9 November 2017; SZZA 044 issued on 10 November 2017; SZZA 045 and 046 issued on 14 November 2017; SZZA 047 and 048 issued on 22 November 2017; SZZA 049 issued on 23 November 2017; SZZA 050 and 051 issued on 24 November 2017; SZAA 052 issued on 8 December 2017; SZZA 053 issued on 12 December 2017; SZZA 054 issued on 14 December 2017; SZZA 055 issued on 17 December 2017; SZZA 056 to 058 issued on 18 December 2017; SZZA 059 issued on 19 December 2017)

[Issuance of motorcycle plates was stuck between 15 June (11.01 a.m.) and 16 June (2.14 p.m.). Could it be linked to the unusually high amount of registrations which could have depleted the stock of plates?]  
 
[There was speculation as to 2-*Y* series would be skipped or not for square plates, given that many combinations are still available in the 1-*Y* range (i.e. 1-GY*, 1-JY*, 1-KY*, 1-LY*, 1-NY*, 1-RY*, 1-SY*, 1-TY*, 1-UY*, 1-VY*, 1-WY*, 1-XY*, 1-YY*, i.e. 311,688 combinations, which is nearly three times the amount of square combinations registered since November 2010 (± over 105,000 plates). This implies that the leftover 1-*Y* combinations could still be issued over the next 33 years (if issuance rhythm had been similar), and by then, plates with index digits 2 and 3 would already have been exhausted. Now, one could speculate that 2-AY* square plates will be issued once the 1-FY* series are exhausted, so that index digit 1 can be phased out; the same could then also happen with 1-BZ* small plates.]