Exports of road vehicles in Romania decreased 23.1% to 589 in February 2001 from 766 in February 2000, according to provisional data provided to just-auto.com by the Association of Automobile Producers and Importers in Romania.

Volumes dropped: 61.1% for commercial vehicles to 35 from 90; and 18.0% for cars to 554 from 676.

Year-to-date, exports remained up 30.6% for all vehicles to 1,213 in 2001 from 929 in 2000. Foreign sales rose 39.7% for cars to 1,171 from 838, yet fell 53.8% for commercial vehicles to 42 from 91. No buses were exported in the period for 2001 or 2000.

ROMANIA
February
February
%
Year-to-Date
Year-to-Date
%
Auto Exports
2001
2000
Change
2001
2000
Change
Buses
0
0
-
0
0
-
Units until 15 seats
0
0
-
0
0
-
Units over 16 seats
0
0
-
0
0
-
Cars
554
676
-18.0
1,171
838
39.7
Commercial Vehicles
35
90
-61.1
42
91
-53.8
Units until 3.5T GVW
35
81
-56.8
42
82
-48.8
Units 3.5T-7.0T GVW
0
0
-
0
0
-
Units over 7.0T GVW
0
9
-100.0
0
9
-100.0
TOTAL
589
766
-23.1
1,213
929
30.6
SOURCE Association of Automobile Producers & Importers in Romania

In 2000 versus 1999, auto exports grew 241.9% to 9,368 from 2,740. The upturn meant increases of: 278.2% for cars to 7,772 from 2,055; and 133.0% for commercial vehicles to 1,596 from 685. No buses were sold abroad either year.

ROMANIA Auto Exports
2000
1999
% Change
Buses
0
0
-
Units until 15 seats
0
0
-
Units over 16 seats
0
0
-
Cars
7,772
2,055
278.2
Commercial Vehicles
1,596
685
133.0
Units until 3.5T GVW
1,520
681
123.2
Units 3.5T-7.0T GVW
0
0
-
Units over 7.0T GVW
76
4
1800.0
TOTAL
9,368
2,740
241.9
SOURCE Association of Automobile Producers & Importers in Romania


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