Romania registered the largest procentual growth of new passenger car registrations in EU in the first eight months of the year, of 47 percent, followed by Hungary with 31 percent and Greece with 23.9 percent.
Romania registered 100,824 units, less than 159,000 units in 10 million population Portugal, so, in theory, there is a lot of room to grow.
As far as Romanian cars producers, Dacia reached a market share of 3.4 percent, with 368,354 units sold in the first eight months of the year, exceeding brands like Seat or Nissan and closing on Citroen’s 3.9 percent.
The other Romanian producer, Ford, lost 0.2 percentage points, sold 684,812 units in EU and its market share droped to 6.3 percent in eight months of 2018 from 6.9 percent in the same period of 2017.
The most important European producer remains Volkswagen Group with 25.1 market share and 2.7 million cars sold in the first eight months, 1.2 million units being sold by VW.