Production of road vehicles in Romania dropped 13.0% to 5,893 in March 2001 from 6,773 in March 2000, according to provisional totals provided to just-auto.com by the Association of Automobile Producers and Importers in Romania.

Volumes fell: 7.9% for cars to 5,269 from 5,721; and 40.3% for commercial vehicles to 623 from 1,044. Bus units were negligible - 1 in 2001, 8 in 2000.

Year-to-date, output sunk 22.4% for all vehicles to 15,995 in 2001 from 20,624 in 2000. Production decreased: 25.4% for cars to 13,513 from 18,117; and 1.1% for commercial vehicles to 2,470 from 2,497. Buses totalled 12 this year, 10 last year.

ROMANIA
March
March
%
Year-to-Date
Year-to-Date
%
Auto Production
2001
2000
Change
2001
2000
Change
Buses
1
8
-87.5
12
10
20.0
Units until 15 seats
0
0
-
0
3
-100.0
Units over 16 seats
1
8
-87.5
12
7
71.4
Cars
5,269
5,721
-7.9
13,513
18,117
-25.4
Commercial Vehicles
623
1,044
-40.3
2,470
2,497
-1.1
Units until 3.5T GVW
578
974
-40.7
2,356
2,323
1.4
Units 3.5T-7.0T GVW
0
2
-100.0
3
2
50.0
Units over 7.0T GVW
45
68
-33.8
111
172
-35.5
TOTAL
5,893
6,773
-13.0
15,995
20,624
-22.4
SOURCE Association of Automobile Producers & Importers in Romania

In 2000 versus 1999, overall production contracted 26.9% to 78,165 from 106,924. Declines registered: 64.0% for buses to 36 from 100; 27.3% for cars to 64,181 from 88,312; and 24.7% for commercial vehicles to 13,948 from 18,512.

ROMANIA Auto Production
2000
1999
% Change
Buses
36
100
-64.0
Units until 15 seats
3
48
-93.8
Units over 16 seats
33
52
-36.5
Cars
64,181
88,312
-27.3
Commercial Vehicles
13,948
18,512
-24.7
Units until 3.5T GVW
13,180
17,640
-25.3
Units 3.5T-7.0T GVW
9
52
-82.7
Units over 7.0T GVW
759
820
-7.4
TOTAL
78,165
106,924
-26.9
SOURCE Association of Automobile Producers & Importers in Romania


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