BUCHAREST (Dow Jones)--Romanian new car sales fell 51.3% on the year in the first half to 70,610 units, the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association, or APIA, said Monday, MediaFax news agency reported.
In the first half of 2008, new car sales stood at 144,935 units.
In June, new car sales dropped 58.8% on the year to 12,716 units.
Romania's overall car market, including cars, commercial vehicles and buses fell 55.2% on the year to 79,069 units in the first half.
In 2008, the Romanian car market was down 11.7% on the year to 324,080 units.