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May 24, 2022

Dacia performances mitigated Renault sales decline

The performances of Renault branch in Romania, Dacia, mitigated the decline of Renault sales, thus reaching the market share of the French carmaker, the sales of the domestic brand advancing by 20.3 per cent, to 153,826 units in the first semester, according to the newspaper “Les Echos”, cited by Agerpres.

In Europe, the sales advanced by more than 95 per cent and they exceed 100,000 units (out of which 60,000 are Dacia Sandero). The cassation bonuses have also contributed to the maintenance of the automotive sector in the market. Yet, the world sales of Renault group (Renault, Nissan, Volvo, Dacia, AvtoVAZ) dropped by 16.5 per cent in the first half of 2009, to 1.326 million at the end of June 2009.

The sales dropped more in case of utility vans, by 32.4 per cent, than in case of personal cars, where the drop was 13.7 per cent. The decline in Renault sales is in line with the general market trend, which indicates a drop by 16.5 per cent. The market share of Renault group maintains at 3.7 per cent. In the European automotive market, which experienced 10.6 per cent decline (for personal vehicles), Renault sales dropped by 10.7 per cent, but its market share remained stabile at 8.4 per cent, due to the advance of the market share in Q2 (8.8 per cent), compared to Q1 (7.9 per cent).

CNP: the exports of car makers reduced

The exports of products by carmakers amounted to EUR 2.292 bln, in the first quarter of the year, down by 6.72 per cent compared to the same amount of time in 2008, according to the survey “Qualitative and structural aspects regarding the Romanian foreign trade,” conducted by National Commission for Prognosis (CNP).

The car making industry became the main supporter of the Romanian exports, this being an encouraging fact if one thinks that this group includes high specialization products.

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