The new EU passenger car registrations increased by 7.7 percent in August, recording growth for the third time in the year, according to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). Eight months into 2011, a total of 8.888.793 new cars were registered in the EU, or 1.3 percent less than in the same period a year ago.
In August 2011, Romania saw 8.761 new passenger car registrations, up 3.4 percent from the similar period of 2010. Eight months into 2011, a total of 49.020 cars were registered, which is a decrease of 11.7 percent versus the similar period of 2010.
Dacia, the Romanian car manufacturer, controlled by RENAULT Group, saw its car registrations at the EU Level drop by 15.3 percent in August 2011, reaching 15.633 units. The EU market share also dropped from 2.6 percent in August 2010 to 2.1 percent this year.
In the first 8 months of 2011, 161.975 new Dacia cars were registered in the EU, which is an 8.9 percent from the similar period of 2010. As a result the market share also decreased by 0.2 percent to 1.8 percent.