Sales of new road vehicles in Romania dropped 4.3% to 8,003 in June 2001 from 8,366 in June 2000, according to provisional totals provided to just-auto.com by the Association of Automobile Producers and Importers in Romania.

Cars fell 7.3% to 6,326 from 6,825, while commercial vehicles rose 9.1% to 1,634 from 1,498. Buses remained flat with 43 sold each year.

Year-to-date, sales still increased 13.3% for all vehicles to 42,606 in 2001 from 37,592 in 2000. Turnover expanded: 15.8% for commercial vehicles to 8,330 from 7,195; and 13.1% for cars to 34,106 from 30,149. Buses declined 31.5% to 170 from 248.

ROMANIA
June
June
%
Year-to-Date
Year-to-Date
%
Auto Sales
2001
2000
Change
2001
2000
Change
Buses
43
43
0.0
170
248
-31.5
Units until 15 seats
35
38
-7.9
146
215
-32.1
Units over 16 seats
8
5
60.0
24
33
-27.3
Cars
6,326
6,825
-7.3
34,106
30,149
13.1
Commercial Vehicles
1,634
1,498
9.1
8,330
7,195
15.8
Units until 3.5T GVW
1,193
1,172
1.8
6,688
5,951
12.4
Units 3.5T-7.0T GVW
240
65
269.2
793
377
110.3
Units over 7.0T GVW
201
261
-23.0
849
867
-2.1
TOTAL
8,003
8,366
-4.3
42,606
37,592
13.3
SOURCE Association of Automobile Producers & Importers in Romania

In 2000 versus 1999, overall sales contracted 28.7% to 84,170 from 118,064. Decreases registered: 31.5% for cars to 66,276 from 96,765; and 16.9% for commercial vehicles to 17,440 from 20,982. Buses increased 43.2% to 454 from 317.

ROMANIA Auto Sales
2000
1999
% Change
Buses
454
317
43.2
Units until 15 seats
398
241
65.1
Units over 16 seats
56
76
-26.3
Cars
66,276
96,765
-31.5
Commercial Vehicles
17,440
20,982
-16.9
Units until 3.5T GVW
13,683
18,423
-25.7
Units 3.5T-7.0T GVW
831
426
95.1
Units over 7.0T GVW
2,926
2,133
37.2
TOTAL
84,170
118,064
-28.7
SOURCE Association of Automobile Producers & Importers in Romania


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