Romania’s new cars sales hit 10-year record
Sales of new cars in Romania rose by 27.8 per cent in the first four months of this year, to 51,853 units, a 10-year high, according to the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA).
Out of total sales, 43,131 are passenger cars (+ 34.7 per cent) and 8,722 commercial vehicles (+2 per cent).
On the passenger cars segment, Dacia topped 13,052 units (30.3 per cent market share, up 56.5 per cent from the first four months of 2017), followed by Volkswagen (4,572 units, 10,6 per cent market share), Skoda (4,009 units, 9.3 per cent), Renault (3.190 units, 7.4 per cent) and Ford (3.023 units, 7 per cent), according to Business Review.
Close to 64 per cent of the new cars were bought by companies and only 36 per cent by individual buyers.
The number of second-hand cars registered in Romania declined by 6.1 per cent during the first four months of this year, to 157,120 units.
APIA estimates that around 500,000 second-hand cars will be imported in Romania in 2018.
Source: The Diplomat