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EXCLUSIVE: ROMANIA: Auto exports down 44.1% in March

By just-auto.com editorial team | 19 April 2001

Exports of road vehicles in Romania decreased 44.1% to 849 in March 2001 from 1,518 in March 2000, according to provisional data provided to just-auto.com by the Association of Automobile Producers and Importers in Romania.

Volumes dropped: 81.3% for commercial vehicles to 39 from 208; and 38.2% for cars to 810 from 1,310.

Year-to-date, exports declined 9.0% for all vehicles to 2,062 in 2001 from 2,267 in 2000. Foreign sales rose 0.7% for cars to 1,981 from 1,968, yet fell 72.9% for commercial vehicles to 81 from 299. No buses were exported in the period for 2001 or 2000.

ROMANIA
March
March
%
Year-to-Date
Year-to-Date
%
Auto Exports
2001
2000
Change
2001
2000
Change
Buses
0
0
-
0
0
-
Units until 15 seats
0
0
-
0
0
-
Units over 16 seats
0
0
-
0
0
-
Cars
810
1,310
-38.2
1,981
1,968
0.7
Commercial Vehicles
39
208
-81.3
81
299
-72.9
Units until 3.5T GVW
34
198
-82.8
76
280
-72.9
Units 3.5T-7.0T GVW
0
0
-
0
0
-
Units over 7.0T GVW
5
10
-50.0
5
19
-73.7
TOTAL
849
1,518
-44.1
2,062
2,267
-9.0
SOURCE Association of Automobile Producers & Importers in Romania

In 2000 versus 1999, auto exports grew 241.9% to 9,368 from 2,740. The upturn meant increases of: 278.2% for cars to 7,772 from 2,055; and 133.0% for commercial vehicles to 1,596 from 685. No buses were sold abroad either year.

ROMANIA Auto Exports
2000
1999
% Change
Buses
0
0
-
Units until 15 seats
0
0
-
Units over 16 seats
0
0
-
Cars
7,772
2,055
278.2
Commercial Vehicles
1,596
685
133.0
Units until 3.5T GVW
1,520
681
123.2
Units 3.5T-7.0T GVW
0
0
-
Units over 7.0T GVW
76
4
1800.0
TOTAL
9,368
2,740
241.9
SOURCE Association of Automobile Producers & Importers in Romania


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