bne - 19.05.2010
New car registrations in Romania fell by 56% on the year to 17,694 in January-April, the sharpest drop among EU member states, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) said on Monday, SeeNews reported.
In April alone, Romania's car registrations fell 19.7% on the year to 8,875 units, ACEA said in a statement.
New car registrations in the EU (with the exception of Malta and Cyprus) rose by 4.8% on the year to 4.81 million units in the January-April period, ACEA said. Registrations in the European Economic Area (EU, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) grew by 5.1% on the year to 4.941 million units over the review period.
New passenger car registrations in the European Economic Area under the brand of Romanian carmaker Dacia , owned by France's Renault, were up by 32.5% on the year to 86,277 units in the first four months of 2010. Source Bne www.businessneweurope.eu