Sales of new road vehicles in Romania grew 30.0% to 5,947 in February 2001 from 4,574 in February 2000, according to provisional totals provided to just-auto.com by the Association of Automobile Producers and Importers in Romania.

Volumes rose: 38.4% for cars to 4,822 from 3,484; and 4.0% for commercial vehicles to 1,107 from 1,064. Bus demand was limited - 18 in 2001, 26 in 2000.

Year-to-date, sales remained up 28.7% for all vehicles to 11,877 in 2001 from 9,226 in 2000. Turnover expanded: 34.2% for cars to 9,529 from 7,101; and 11.3% for commercial vehicles to 2,309 from 2,074. Buses totalled 39 this year, 51 last year.

ROMANIA
February
February
%
Year-to-Date
Year-to-Date
%
Auto Sales
2001
2000
Change
2001
2000
Change
Buses
18
26
-30.8
39
51
-23.5
Units until 15 seats
17
26
-34.6
32
51
-37.3
Units over 16 seats
1
0
-
7
0
-
Cars
4,822
3,484
38.4
9,529
7,101
34.2
Commercial Vehicles
1,107
1,064
4.0
2,309
2,074
11.3
Units until 3.5T GVW
990
917
8.0
2,024
1,853
9.2
Units 3.5T-7.0T GVW
58
54
7.4
140
83
68.7
Units over 7.0T GVW
59
93
-36.6
145
138
5.1
TOTAL
5,947
4,574
30.0
11,877
9,226
28.7
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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