How did 2020 put the brakes on the Romanian automotive market and the way “wrinkled” Dacia got here out

2020 was a yr stuffed with challenges for the Romanian automotive market, and the pandemic hit onerous within the automotive producers in our nation – particularly Dacia and Ford.

2020 has not been a superb yr for the automotive market. All main producers have confronted declines and have needed to change their methods and adapt to the occasions. The lower is 22% for brand new vehicles and about 9 p.c for used ones, based on ACAROM knowledge.

It was apparent that the lower will probably be a lot steeper within the case of latest vehicles, since revenues had been decrease and Romanians postponed plans for such acquisitions. In whole, a bit over 126,000 new models had been registered in Romania in 2020. It is a lower of twenty-two% in comparison with 2019.

The Romanian automotive market, slowed by the pandemic

In December 2020, 15,000 new models had been registered in Romania, and in whole the yr ended with over 126,000 models. New automotive registrations in Romania elevated in December by 16% in comparison with December 2019, reaching a quantity of 15,974 models. Nevertheless it was not sufficient for restoration.

If you draw the road to the yr 2020, you discover that the variety of newly registered vehicles is 126,351 models, which is a lower of twenty-two% in comparison with 2019, respectively 161,562 models.

Relating to the second-hand vehicles registered for the primary time in Romania, their quantity reached in December 2020 the determine of 34,174 models, a lower of 5% in comparison with December 2019. In whole 2020, the variety of registered SH vehicles is 405,045 models, which is a lower of 9% in comparison with the identical interval in 2019.

Dacia is on the primary place when it comes to new registrations all through 2020. However in comparison with 2019, the lower is 20%. At Renault, the decline was steeper – a minus of 24%, whereas Individuals at Ford mark an undesirable decline of 44%.

Rating by new automotive manufacturers, January – December 2020:

  1. DACIA 39,919 models (lower of 20% in comparison with 2019
  2. SKODA 10,288 models (down 16% from 2019)
  3. RENAULT 10,273 models (lower of 24% in comparison with 2019)
  4. VOLKSWAGEN 9,422 models (lower of 11% in comparison with 2019)
  5. FORD 6,938 models (44% lower in comparison with 2019)


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