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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. 

 

New car sales in Romania rise by 18% in March - on low base

The number of new cars registered in Romania rose by 18% year-on-year to 7,861 units - a major improvement compared to the same month of last year, according to data from the Romanian Car Manufacturers' Association (ACAROM). However, the car sales in March 2020 plunged amid the lockdown, which largely explains the strong annual increase in the third month of 2021.

In the first quarter of the year, the car sales still lag by a significant 25% behind the performance marked in the same period of 2020.

A total of 20.762 new cars were registered in January-March this year. The figures will look better in the following months as the Government resumed the car replacement scheme (Rabla).

The sales of (imported) used cars were five times higher than the new car sales in the first quarter: 101,299 units, down only 6.3% year-on-year.

Local brand Dacia remains the market leader for new car sales, but its market share keeps shrinking amid higher competition from the second local producer, Ford.

Dacia leads with 3,830 units sold in Q1, followed by Ford (1,905 units), Toyota (1,882), Hyundai (1,844), Skoda (1,767), Volkswagen (1,548), Renault (1,049 ), BMW (939), Mercedes-Benz (810), and Suzuki (809).

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. 

 

New car sales in Romania rise by 18% in March - on low base

The number of new cars registered in Romania rose by 18% year-on-year to 7,861 units - a major improvement compared to the same month of last year, according to data from the Romanian Car Manufacturers' Association (ACAROM). However, the car sales in March 2020 plunged amid the lockdown, which largely explains the strong annual increase in the third month of 2021.

In the first quarter of the year, the car sales still lag by a significant 25% behind the performance marked in the same period of 2020.

A total of 20.762 new cars were registered in January-March this year. The figures will look better in the following months as the Government resumed the car replacement scheme (Rabla).

The sales of (imported) used cars were five times higher than the new car sales in the first quarter: 101,299 units, down only 6.3% year-on-year.

Local brand Dacia remains the market leader for new car sales, but its market share keeps shrinking amid higher competition from the second local producer, Ford.

Dacia leads with 3,830 units sold in Q1, followed by Ford (1,905 units), Toyota (1,882), Hyundai (1,844), Skoda (1,767), Volkswagen (1,548), Renault (1,049 ), BMW (939), Mercedes-Benz (810), and Suzuki (809).

andrei@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Shuo Wang/Dreamstime.com)

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