Friday, November 17, 2017

Which series are currently being issued? (17 November 2017)

Cars: 1-TJM-3**
(17 November 2017, 6.17 p.m.)

Series issued today: TJM

Cars, square format: 1-DYE 06*; cars, small format: 1-AZU 18*

Dealers: 1-ZBB-704; square format: 1-ZRA 025

Road tests: 1-ZZT-825; square format: 1-ZXA 052

Motorcycle dealers: 1-ZMA 504

Motorcycle road tests: 1-ZZM 376

Trailer dealers: 1-ZUA-281; square format: 1-ZUZ 001

Trailer road tests: 1-ZZU-570; square format: 1-ZZQ 003 


Index letters

CD: Corps Diplomatique

Cars: CD-AS-08*; square format: CD-YA 195; small format: CD-ZA 074

Motorcycles: CD-MA 089

G: agricultural vehicles

Tractor plates: G-LCC-56*; square format: G-LXK 584; small format: G-LZD 976

M: motorcycles

Small format: M-APK 5**

O: oldtimers

Cars: O-ADQ-24*; square format: O-AYL 355; small format: O-AZJ 503
[NEW DEVELOPMENT: 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.]

Motorcycles: O-MAK 794

Trailers: O-QAA-174; square format: O-QYA 038; small format: O-QZA 003

Scooters, A Class: OSAB 183

Scooters, B Class: OSBE 428

Scooters, Micro cars: OSUA 101

Q: trailers

Long format: Q-AFR-8**; square format: Q-AYD 801; small format: Q-AZA 044

S: scooters

A Class: SAFS 63*

B Class: SBHK 92*

Pedelecs: SPAG 288

Micro cars: SUAL 743 [issuance seems to be stuck since 14 November 2017]

Dealers: SZAA 014 [micro format]
(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)

Test plates: SZZA 046 (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) [micro format]

(For some (illogical) reason, scooter dealers do not get plates in the same style as other dealers, e.g. 1-ZSA-001 or 1-ZZS-001…)

T: paid transportation services

Rental cars with chauffeur: T-LAE-801; square format: T-LYA 022; small format: T-LZA 041

Taxis: T-XAD-601; square format: T-XYA 003; small format: T-XZA 005

W: temporary plates ('World')

2017
Cars: WA-17-CGB (total: 1,389 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-AEF (total: 108 plates) [Skipped (2): AAP, AAS] [First plate issued on 18 July 2017.]; square format: WA-18-AYA (total: 1 plate [First plate issued on 17 October 2017); small format: WA-18 AZA (total: 1 plate)

Motorcycles: WM-18-AAD (total: 4 plates) [First plate issued on 7 August 2017]  

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

X: export plates ('eXport') 

2017
Cars: XA-17-TFI (total: 12,419 plates) [Skipped (95): 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 [next: TIT]; 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-AOX (total: 367 plates) [Skipped (6): AAP, AAS, AEL, ALA, ALI, ANE]

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

2018
Cars: XA-18-AAI (total: 9 plates) [Skipped (0): none] [First plate issued on 19 October 2017]

[Y: technical verifications (upcoming)]

[Z: dealers (upcoming)]

Most recent plate spotted by myself: 1-THL-*** (spotted on 12 November 2017) 

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Estimates for the next days (ordinary cars):

Saturday 18 November: TJM* 
Monday 20 November: TJM, TJN, TJP, TJQ* 
Tuesday 21 November: TJR, TJS, TJT, TJU*
Wednesday 22 November: TJV, TJW, TJX, TJY*
Thursday 23 November: TJZ, TKA, TKB, TKC*

 
* Unless the DIV unexpectedly goes back to skipped JB*, JC*, JD* or LJ* series (see the reasons below).
[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.] 
[Next skipped series: TUE ('[he/she] kills', 'kill' [imperative] in French)
[1-T** plates will be issued as of the end of August 2017.]
[1-TX* plates will be skipped because they were previously used or reserved for taxis. 1-U** and 1-W** series might be skipped because they were originally reserved for trailers and motorcycles, respectively…]

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. 
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.

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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:
  • Motorcycles: 1-MNS-916
  • Trailers: 1-QFJ-391, 1-QYD-313, 1-QZA-051
  • Oldtimers: 1-OBX-098, 1-OYK-609, 1-OZH-338
  • Oldtimer trailers: 1-OQA-058
  • Taxis: 1-TXF-234, 1-TXY-008, 1-TXZ-013
  • Rental cars with driver: 2-TXL-881, 1-TXH-036, 1-TXV-067 
  • 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
  •  

 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.)