Romania’s new car registrations rose 30 pct in Jan-May to almost 48,000 units

Sorin Melenciuc 13/06/2018 | 11:34

The new passenger car registrations in Romania rose by 30 percent year-on-year in the first five months of this year, to almost 48,000 units, according to official data released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

New car registrations in Romania increased by 43.3 percent year-on-year in May, to 11,555 units.

Dacia maintained its first position in the Romanian market, with 12,591 new passenger car registrations during the first five months, up 39.3 percent from January-May 2017, followed by Volkswagen (4,306 units, +15.9 percent) and Skoda (4,200 units, +27 percent).

Second-hand passenger car registrations declined by 8 percent in the first five months of this year, to 197,010 units.

In the first four months, Romania posted the third-fastest growth rate among the 28 EU member states, after Hungary (+32.2 percent) and Greece (+26.1 percent), but remains a small market for car manufacturers – the 18th out of 28 EU member states, according to European auto industry association ACEA.

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