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September 28, 2021
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New car registrations, down almost 24 pc in June

Registrations of new cars dropped by almost 24 percent in June 2016, to 8,838 units from the same period of 2015, shows data released by the Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration Department (DRPCIV).
There was a significant decrease regarding passenger cars, with registrations standing at 5,462, down 36.71 percent from 8,630 units registered in June 2015.
Statistics show that Dacia was the most sought after car make, with 998 units – down 68.67 percent from June 2015. Coming out next were Renault (679 units, +14.31 percent), Skoda (555 units, -8.87 percent) and Ford (450 units, -5.79 percent).
The brands with the least registrations in June 2016 were: smart (five units registered), Subaru (four), Maserati and SsangYong (three units each), Mercedes-AMG (two units), Bentley, Citroen DS, DS, Ferrari, Lada, Lamborghini and LuAZ (one unit each).
By categories of new vehicles, there was a rise this June from the same period of 2015 in semitrailers (415 units, + 41.16 percent), trailers (910 units, + 31.12 percent), freight vehicles (1,740 units, + 23.32 percent) and mopeds/motorcycles (191 units, +9.77 percent).
The categories that saw a drop in registration figures are: buses and minibuses (83 units, -76.35 percent), passenger cars (5,462 units, -36.17 percent), special utility vehicles (26 units, -33.33 percent) and tractors (11 units, -31.25 percent).
Overall, new car registrations in the first six months of 2016 stood at 35,377 units, up 2.63 percent from the same period of 2015, when 34,472 units were registered.
According to DRPCIV statistics, Romania’s national car fleet neared 6.6 million units at the end of 2015, up 5.27 percent from 6.27 million registered at the end of the previous year.
Of all vehicles in nationwide traffic at the end of 2015, about 5.15 million units were registered as passenger cars, up 5.04 percent from 4.9 million cars registered in 2014.

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