Sales of new road vehicles in Romania increased 26.1% to 5,897 in January 2001 from 4,675 in January 2000, according to provisional totals provided to just-auto.com by the Association of Automobile Producers and Importers in Romania.

Year-on-year, volumes rose: 29.2% for cars to 4,687 from 3,628; and 16.1% for commercial vehicles to 1,189 from 1,024. Bus turnover was limited – 21 in 2001, 23 in 2000.




























































































ROMANIA
January

January

%

Year-to-Date

Year-to-Date

%
Auto Sales
2001

2000

Change

2001

2000

Change
Buses
21

23

-8.7

21

23

-8.7
Units until 16 seats
15

23

-34.8

15

23

-34.8
Units over 16 seats
6

0


6

0

Cars
4,687

3,628

29.2

4,687

3,628

29.2
Commercial Vehicles
1,189

1,024

16.1

1,189

1,024

16.1
Units until 3.5T GVW
1,029

936

9.9

1,029

936

9.9
Units 3.5T-7.0T GVW
84

29

189.7

84

29

189.7
Units over 7.0T GVW
76

59

28.8

76

59

28.8
TOTAL
5,897

4,675

26.1

5,897

4,675

26.1

SOURCE Association of Automobile Producers & Importers in Romania

In 2000 versus 1999, auto 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 grew 43.2% to 454 from 317.























































ROMANIA Auto Sales
2000

1999

% Change
Buses
454

317

43.2
Units until 16 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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