The Romanian car market was the third worst performer in the EU, falling by 31.1 percent last month, ahead of Greece and Spain that fell by 48.5 percent and 36.8 percent respectively, according to the European Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA).
There were 4,736 passenger cars registered in Romania in September from 6,875 units in the same period of last year. Meanwhile EU registrations lost 10.8 percent to 1,099,264 units.
Nine months into the year, car registrations in Romania lost 12.1 percent to 49,128, while in the EU 27 it fell by 7.6 percent to 10.1 million units.
Registrations in the Romanian-based Dacia lost 14.4 percent to 15,315 units in September. It fell by 2.6 percent to 179,881 percent in the first three quarters.
The UK market grew by 4.3 percent in the first three quarters, while Germany saw its demand fall by 1.8 percent. Spain, France and Italy fell by 11 percent, 13.8 percent and 20.5 percent.