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March 7, 2021
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ACEA: Romania number 4 in EU in new car registrations

Ass we already presented in our yesterday edition, new passenger vehicle sales on the Romanian market marked a significant growth in the first eight months of 2014. Such reality is also recognised by the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA), according to Reuters. Car sales in the European Union and EFTA countries went up by 5.8 per cent, with most European automotive markets reporting a rise, except for Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
.New car registrations in the EU and EFTA countries went up in the first eight months of the year to 8,636,553 vehicles from 8,165,334 units in the same period in 2013, the most notable growth being reported in Portugal (35.7 pc), Ireland (30.1 pc), Croatia (27.3 pc) and Romania (25.8 pc)
In August, automotive sales in the European Union and EFTA countries marked the 12th consecutive month of growth, with the redress of the eurozone encouraging consumers to buy new models.
Last month, new passenger vehicle registration in the EU and EFTA countries went up by 1.8 per cent to 701,118 units from 688,464 units in August 2013.
France (-2.6 pc), Germany (-0.4 pc) and Italy (-0.2 pc) were the major automotive markets reporting a drop of sales in August. Registrations of new vehicles went up by 13.7 per cent in Spain, and by 9.4 per cent in the UK. The Romanian automotive market last month marked a growth by 1.4 per cent, with a total of 6,410 cars being registered compared to 6,319 units in August 2013.
ACEA statistics consider the automotive markets in a total of 29 European countries – 26 in the EU (except Malta) and three European Free Trade Association states: Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.

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