Cars sales grew by 6.9 percent in Romania in five months to 46,222 units while the national production dropped by 6.9 percent compared with the same period of 2015 according to the Producers and Importers of Automobile Association (APIA).
According to APIA, the motor vehicles, which represent 77.6 percent from the sales registered in the first five months of 2016 (35,889 units) registering a raise of 0.9 percent and the commercial vehicles (goods and persons) by 34.3 percent.
In this context, APIA underlines that the imports of used cars raised with 25.1 percent, which made the ratio between the used motor vehicles and new ones to be in growth, respectively four used motor vehicles to one.
“Even if in May it was registered a strong decrease in cars compared with the same month of the previous year, 20.8 percent, because of the advance registered in the first four months, there is an overall growth of auto market of 6.9 percent compared with the same period of 2015. Within this growth, cars had an advance of 0.9 percent. From the data analysis for the first five months of the year, there is a drop in cars in the last two months compared with the pick from March, this being explained by the conditions of widely- expected Rabla program, “ said APIA.
Regarding the sales registered in May, but also the ones registered in the first five months of the year, these were supported, like in the previous years, by the acquisitions made by companies, 89 percent (vs 11 percent natural persons) from the total of the five months and in the case of cars 87 percent (vs 13 percent natural persons).