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January 27, 2022

Turnover of automotive industry might increase by 13-15 pc this year

The turnover of the automotive industry might increase by 13-15 percent this year after amounting to EUR 13.27 bln in 2012, Gheorghe Druta, technical adviser of the Association of Motorcar Makers in Romania (ACAROM) told an event devoted to the plastics industry that will be held over September 18-21, at Romaero, Baneasa (near Bucharest), Agrepres reports. According to the above-mentioned source, Dacia produced 181,295 motorcars in January-June this year, up by 16.7 percent from the same time span of last year, and Ford, 43,312 BMax units. In 2012 Dacia diminished its production by 4.6 percent in all against the background of a new range being introduced and of the production of utility vehicles being put an end to. Duster had a 45 percent share in the Dacia production. Last year Ford Romania started making the BMax model and made 30,591 units. The ACAROM representative said that in Romania, in 2012, they only sold 20.908 vehicles made by Dacia and Ford out of a total 87,505 vehicles. They exported 145,432 Dacia motorcars and 43,312 Ford BMax ones in the first six months of 2013.
On the other hand Druta made it clear that, in July 2013, second-hand imports amounted to 26,800 units out of a total 127,000 units that have been imported since the beginning of 2013.

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