The Romanian automotive industry declines, as a result of the Coronavirus crisis

19 aprilie 2020



The effects of the pandemic have an impact on the automotive market in Romania. In March, there was a 32% decrease compared to the same month of the previous year, while the first quarter ended with a 22% decrease, according to the National Vehicle Registration (DRPCIV).

It was the weakest month in the last five years, with 6.654 registered cars. In the first three months of 2020, the number of new registered cars has reached 27.979 units, decreasing with 21% compared to the same period of 2019.

Given the paralyzed activity in the industry, it is expected that this tendency will continue in the following months.

Regarding the second hand cars imported to Romania, their volume has reached a number of 36.049 units in March 2020, a 3,55% decrease compared to March 2019. The first quarter of 2020 registrations of 108.080 units represent 2,02% less than the same period of 2019.

This is the ranking by brand for the new cars for the first trimester:

  1. Dacia 7.437 units (-38,4% compared to January-March 2019),
  2. Volkswagen 2.604 (+16.8%),
  3. Skoda 2.454 (-3,4%),
  4. Renault 2.185 (-27,9%),
  5. Hyundai 2.040 (+20,2%).

The top five by models is dominated, after the first quarter in 2020 by:

  1. Dacia Logan,
  2. Dacia Sandero,
  3. Dacia Duster,
  4. Skoda Octavia,
  5. Renault Clio.

Source: press release ACAROM