Sales of new road vehicles in Romania grew 17.8% to 7,430 in March 2001 from 6,307 in March 2000, according to provisional totals provided to just-auto.com by the Association of Automobile Producers and Importers in Romania.

Volumes rose: 22.5% for commercial vehicles to 1,469 from 1,199; and 18.0% for cars to 5,941 from 5,034. Buses fell 73.0% to 20 from 74.

Year-to-date, sales remained up 23.8% for all vehicles to 19,259 in 2001 from 15,556 in 2000. Turnover expanded: 27.1% for cars to 15,436 from 12,140; and 14.4% for commercial vehicles to 3,764 from 3,289. Buses declined 53.5% to 59 from 127.

ROMANIA
March
March
%
Year-to-Date
Year-to-Date
%
Auto Sales
2001
2000
Change
2001
2000
Change
Buses
20
74
-73.0
59
127
-53.5
Units until 15 seats
20
66
-69.7
52
119
-56.3
Units over 16 seats
0
8
-100.0
7
8
-12.5
Cars
5,941
5,034
18.0
15,436
12,140
27.1
Commercial Vehicles
1,469
1,199
22.5
3,764
3,289
14.4
Units until 3.5T GVW
1,168
1,031
13.3
3,178
2,882
10.3
Units 3.5T-7.0T GVW
116
15
673.3
256
116
120.7
Units over 7.0T GVW
185
153
20.9
330
291
13.4
TOTAL
7,430
6,307
17.8
19,259
15,556
23.8
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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