Romania’s car market down almost 32% in first half

The Romanian car market registered a decrease of almost 32% in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2019, according to the Association of Car Manufacturers and Importers (APIA), local Agerpres reported.

A total of 11,955 vehicles were registered in June 2020 (cars, light, and heavy commercial vehicles, minibuses and buses), 38.9% more than in May. However, the figure is lower (-26.6%) than the one reported in the same month last year, when 16,280 vehicles were registered in Romania, according to Romania-Insider.com.

The sales of passenger cars dropped by 30.7% in the first six months compared to the same period of 2019, while in June, the decrease was 27.5% compared to June 2019.

At the end of the first half of 2020, the top of brands was led by Dacia, with 14,574 units sold and a market share of 29,8%. Volkswagen was next (3,915 units, 8% market share), followed by Skoda (3,877 units, 7.9% market share), Renault (3,659 units, 7.5% market share) and Hyundai (3,494 units, 7.1% market share).

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