Renault Romanian unit Dacia will suspend production for seven days in April due to a worldwide shortage of semiconductors, local media reported.

The company’s plant in Mioveni, Arges county, will suspend production on 1, 2, 16, 26, 27, 28 and 29 April , local news agency quoted union leader at Dacia, Viorel Ungureanu, as saying. reported.

Of 14,000 employees at Dacia, around 9,000 will be affected by the production stoppage and will be paid 85% of their daily salary during the seven days, Ungureanu added. noted Dacia had stopped production in Romania for a few days in February due to the global shortage of semiconductors. At the end of February, Ford Motor Romania also stopped production at Craiova for eight working days for the same reason.

Ever since late last year, carmakers' operations have been affected by the shortage of semiconductors, as global manufacturers mainly supply producers of smartphones, tablets and gaming devices.