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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