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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 [email protected] 

 

New car sales in Romania see second largest decline in the EU in April

New passenger car registrations in Romania were down 5.9 percent in April, to 4,932 units, according to data released by the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA). Of the 28 countries in the European Union (EU), only The Netherlands posted a higher drop in car sales, of 6.3 percent. Car sales in the EU grew by 4.6 percent, to 1.089 million units.

Romania, a country of 21 million people currently has some of the weakest car sales. Its 4,900 units sold in April are lower than those in Hungary (5,500 units sold) or Slovakia (6,000 units sold). Hungary has a population of 9.9 million people while Slovakia has only 5.4 million people. Slovenia, a country with a population of 2.06 million, ten times smaller than that of Romania, had almost 4,900 cars sold in April as well.

In Germany, the largest car market in the EU, sales declined by 3.6 percent in April, to 274,100 units. Germany stands for more than a quarter of total new car sales in the EU.

In the first four months of the year, Romania’s new car sales grew by 10.9 percent, to 18,277 units, due to better sales in the first quarter, while EU total car sales were up 7.4 percent to 4.336 million.

Read the full report here.

Andrei Chirileasa, [email protected]

(photo source: ACEA)

 

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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 [email protected] 

 

New car sales in Romania see second largest decline in the EU in April

New passenger car registrations in Romania were down 5.9 percent in April, to 4,932 units, according to data released by the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA). Of the 28 countries in the European Union (EU), only The Netherlands posted a higher drop in car sales, of 6.3 percent. Car sales in the EU grew by 4.6 percent, to 1.089 million units.

Romania, a country of 21 million people currently has some of the weakest car sales. Its 4,900 units sold in April are lower than those in Hungary (5,500 units sold) or Slovakia (6,000 units sold). Hungary has a population of 9.9 million people while Slovakia has only 5.4 million people. Slovenia, a country with a population of 2.06 million, ten times smaller than that of Romania, had almost 4,900 cars sold in April as well.

In Germany, the largest car market in the EU, sales declined by 3.6 percent in April, to 274,100 units. Germany stands for more than a quarter of total new car sales in the EU.

In the first four months of the year, Romania’s new car sales grew by 10.9 percent, to 18,277 units, due to better sales in the first quarter, while EU total car sales were up 7.4 percent to 4.336 million.

Read the full report here.

Andrei Chirileasa, [email protected]

(photo source: ACEA)

 

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