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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Dacia’s sales in Europe up 7% in Q1

The Romanian automobile brand Dacia, part of French group Renault, reported for March an impressive 64.7% increase in the number of registrations in Europe, to 34,200 units, according to the report of the Association of European Car Manufacturers (ACEA).

The annual growth for the entire first quarter (Q1) was 6.9%. Dacia's increasing sales also led to an increase in its market share.

Thus, if in the first quarter of the previous year, 2.7% of all car buyers in Europe chose the Romanian brand, this year, their percentage increased to 2.9%. Brands such as Volvo (2.9%), Nissan (2.5%), and Seat (3.3%) have similar market shares this year.

At the same time, much better-known brands, such as Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Mini, Smart, Land Rover, Mazda, Honda, or Mitsubishi, have lower market shares than Dacia.

The European car market grew in the first quarter of this year by 0.9%, to 3,080,751 units, according to the ACEA report.

(Photo courtesy of the company)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Dacia’s sales in Europe up 7% in Q1

The Romanian automobile brand Dacia, part of French group Renault, reported for March an impressive 64.7% increase in the number of registrations in Europe, to 34,200 units, according to the report of the Association of European Car Manufacturers (ACEA).

The annual growth for the entire first quarter (Q1) was 6.9%. Dacia's increasing sales also led to an increase in its market share.

Thus, if in the first quarter of the previous year, 2.7% of all car buyers in Europe chose the Romanian brand, this year, their percentage increased to 2.9%. Brands such as Volvo (2.9%), Nissan (2.5%), and Seat (3.3%) have similar market shares this year.

At the same time, much better-known brands, such as Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Mini, Smart, Land Rover, Mazda, Honda, or Mitsubishi, have lower market shares than Dacia.

The European car market grew in the first quarter of this year by 0.9%, to 3,080,751 units, according to the ACEA report.

(Photo courtesy of the company)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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