Car sales have dropped by 19.3 percent, exports soared by 21.5 percent

Newsroom 21/01/2011 | 17:29

The sales of new cars in Romania have dropped last year by 19.3 percent compared to 2009, down to 119,417 units. The market of cars declined by 18.3 percent down to 106,328 cars, according to data from the Association of Car Producers and Importers (APIA).

Thus, the volume of sales registered last year is the same as the 2003 level.

As far as the commercial units are concerned, 12,275 units were delivered, 26.4 percent less than in 2009.

On the other hand, production and export of cars were on a high. Last year, 350,912 cars were produced in Romania, which represents 18.4 percent more than compared to 2009. Dacia produced 341,299 units, Ford România produced 9,558 units and Roman Brasov 55 trucks.

Export increased by 21.5 percent in 2010 compared to 2009, with a number of delivered units of 314,661. Dacia exported 305,087 units, Ford exported its whole production of 9,558 units and Roman exported 16 trucks.

Otilia Haraga

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