Romania’s auto industry recorded a turnover of EUR 16,88 billion in 2013, up 26 percent year on year. Dacia exported 93 percent of its production, while Ford sent all the cars it built in Craiova overseas, according to Constantin Stroe, president of ACAROM and vice-president of Dacia, present at the Foreign Investors Summit.
“The car industry continued its growth in Romania, even if we had to experience, live everybody, a delicate crisis period. In spite of this, we can observe that the production capacity doubled, from 241,000 cars in 2007 to 410,959 units in 2013. (…) In 2013, Dacia observed a 15.8 percent increase in production compared to the previous year. The auto market in Romania began its relaunch”, the president of Acarom stated.
He also mentioned that after 8 months, 2014 is close to the previous years in terms of sales, with 53,816 units sold, up 29.39 percent compared to 2013.
However, Stroe said it is “inadmissible” that only one out of every 10 cars sold is a new car.
“The car sector’s turnover in Romania has reached EUR 16,88 billion in 2013, 11 percent of the GDP, 26 percent higher than last year. Out of the total, 5,76 billion came from the car industry and nearly EUR 11.6 billion from car parts”, Stroe said.
Find out more about Constantin Stroe’s declarations at the Foreign Investors Summit in the new Business Review issue, published next month.