Romania, the largest automotive market in Central and Eastern Europe

Publish date: 12-11-2007
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The number of new vehicles sold in the Romanian market advanced by 23.1 per cent over the first nine months of the year, up to 228,877 units, bringing Romania on the first position within the hierarchy of the largest automotive markets in Central and Eastern Europe, according to a survey conducted by company Jato Dynamics, Mediafax informs.

The next ranks Poland, with 217,412 vehicles sold in nine months, up by 24 per cent as against the corresponding time period of 2006, and Hungary, with 128,958 units sold, but down by 5.9 per cent, according to the data supplied by the research company.

At the level of the whole region, the sales of new vehicles have advanced, over January - September, by 14 per cent, to 981,052 units.

Regarding the Q3, Romania is still leading the Central and East European classification, with 20.5 per cent advance in sales of new vehicles, compared to the same time period of 2006, up to 82,585 units.

Logan, best selling car during Q3

Dacia Logan was the car that sold best in Center and East of Europe, over the Q3, when there were 24,000 buyers for this within a market where more than 325,000 sold in total, based on the survey.

Logan, with 24,171 units sold, outpaced Skoda Fabia (for which there were 17,641 buyers) and Skoda Octavia (with total sales of 16,015 units).

Top five of best selling cars in Central and Eastern Europe is ended by Opel Astra, with 8,492 units and Ford Focus, with 8,116 units.

As a whole, 325,062 cars were sold in Central and Eastern Europe in the third quarter, which stands for 14.9 per cent advance compared to the corresponding time period of last year. Following the sales made, Dacia Logan has 7.43 per cent market share.

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