Romania new cars market kept momentum in the third quarter 2015.

Romania new cars market

Romania new cars market kept momentum in the third quarter 2015 with sales up over 10% from the correspondent period last year. Skoda is stable with market share above 32%. Kia and Citroen are booming.

Economic Outlook

Private consumption fueled Romania’s solid expansion in Q2 and will likely remain the key driver of growth going forward, bolstered by tax cuts and wage increases. The large extent of Romania’s pro-cyclical fiscal loosening has sparked widespread criticism that it will likely drag on public accounts.

In June, the food VAT was reduced drastically and additional sweeping tax cuts along with significant increases in some public sector wages are planned for 2016. According to the IMF, these measures threaten to widen the fiscal deficit in 2017 to above the EU’s 3.0% of GDP threshold.

Moreover, the fact that Romania did not yet secure a new precautionary aid deal with the IMF increases the risk that the country may slip back on its commitment to structural reforms.

Prospects of Romania achieving a new deal soon are fading as the government of PM Ponta, who is facing public criticism for corruption charges, will likely be reluctant to reduce spending or commit to new reforms ahead of the 2016 election year.

Market Outlook

Fueled by economic expansion policy pursued by the current government, the Romanian car market is fast growing in the 2015 with positive perspectives for the near future.

Following a robust +10.5% posted in the first half, during the summer the sales kept the pace with July at 9.253 (+10.6%), August at 7.362 (+14.9%) and September at 5.752 (+3.4%).

As released by the Romanian Department of Internal Transportation, the total new cars passengers sold during the first three-quarters of the year had been 56.858, up 10.3% from the correspondent month last year.

The domestic maker, Dacia, led the ranking with 18.550 sales year-to-date, up 13.4%, with a market share of 32.6%. In second place Volkswagen with 5.324 (+10.2%) followed by Skoda with 5.161 (+5.2%), Ford with 4.156 (-3.8%), Renault with 3.267 (+10.5%) and Opel with 2.507 (-8.5%).

Wishing to see the detail of the best-selling cars, you can find the Top 100 models data here.

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast Store

F2M covers intensively this market with several products developed to help any investigation required.

Market Researches in PDF are immediately available for download with study on the market since 2005 and with forecast up to the 2020.

Auto Data in EXCEL are immediately downloadable with annual sales volume, split by month, for all brands and all models distributed in the market. This year data are released year to date, but you will receive a monthly update until the year-end.

All these and more within our Romania Store.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank SepRank 2015BrandSales SepSales YtdVar SepVar YtdShare SepShare Ytd
11Dacia1.61118.55011,5%13,4%28,0%32,6%
22Volkswagen6495.324-20,9%10,2%11,3%9,4%
33Skoda4565.161-18,6%5,2%7,9%9,1%
44Ford3664.156-24,8%-3,8%6,4%7,3%
56Opel3592.50739,7%-8,5%6,2%4,4%
65Renault3093.267-11,2%10,5%5,4%5,7%
710Fiat2261.59224,2%19,7%3,9%2,8%
89Toyota2071.8909,5%13,1%3,6%3,3%
97Hyundai2041.9352,0%3,0%3,5%3,4%
108Mercedes1951.8984,8%14,2%3,4%3,3%
1111BMW1491.40320,2%14,2%2,6%2,5%
1215Nissan13898051,6%28,1%2,4%1,7%
1312Kia1371.11782,7%135,7%2,4%2,0%
1414Peugeot1031.01515,7%-1,7%1,8%1,8%
1516Mazda10074344,9%21,8%1,7%1,3%
1613Audi991.0435,3%6,0%1,7%1,8%
1717Suzuki9064345,2%-4,6%1,6%1,1%
1821Citroen74461100,0%62,9%1,3%0,8%
1918Land Rover5364129,3%0,0%0,9%1,1%
2020Seat52510-20,0%42,9%0,9%0,9%
2122Mitsubishi38422-5,0%8,5%0,7%0,7%
2219Honda37529-7,5%40,3%0,6%0,9%
2323Jeep30256114,3%44,6%0,5%0,5%
2424Volvo182180,0%9,5%0,3%0,4%
2526Mini1414140,0%28,2%0,2%0,2%
2625Porsche10155-28,6%19,2%0,2%0,3%
2627Smart10711083,3%0,2%0,1%
2730Lexus843700,0%7,5%0,1%0,1%
2828Jaguar44933,3%58,1%0,1%0,1%
2931Subaru327200,0%-27,0%0,1%0,0%
3032Maserati212100,0%-20,0%0,0%0,0%
3134SsangYong1100,0%-33,3%0,0%0,0%
Rank SepRank 2015GroupSales SepSales YtdVar SepVar YtdShare SepShare Ytd
11Renault-Nissan2.05822.7999,2%13,5%35,8%40,1%
22Volkswagen1.26612.208-18,5%8,8%22,0%21,5%
33Ford3664.156-24,8%-3,8%6,4%7,3%
45General Motors3592.51037,5%-16,6%6,2%4,4%
54Hyundai-Kia3413.05224,0%29,8%5,9%5,4%
68FCA2581.91129,6%21,8%4,5%3,4%
77Toyota2151.93313,2%13,0%3,7%3,4%
86Mercedes Daimler2051.96910,2%18,0%3,6%3,5%
910PSA1771.47640,5%12,2%3,1%2,6%
109BMW1631.54421,6%15,3%2,8%2,7%
Rank SepRank 2015ModelSales SepYTD SepVar SepVar YTDShare SepShare 2015
11Dacia Logan1.06911.0697,3%9,8%19,43%20,2%
22Dacia Duster2313.96834,3%28,7%4,20%7,3%
314Volkswagen Polo18588896,8%63,8%3,36%1,6%
43Skoda Octavia1812.3206,5%3,2%3,29%4,2%
55Skoda Rapid1701.708-27,7%15,7%3,09%3,1%
613Dacia Dokker14193118,5%3,9%2,56%1,7%
710Volkswagen Passat1401.037-10,3%4,0%2,54%1,9%
86Ford Focus1371.547-11,0%25,0%2,49%2,8%
98Volkswagen Golf1351.269-34,8%-6,1%2,45%2,3%
1023Fiat 500126468-17,1%-43,5%2,29%0,9%
114Dacia Sandero1232.01819,4%4,7%2,24%3,7%
1216Opel Astra1017686,3%-15,1%1,84%1,4%
1312Volkswagen Jetta99932-45,0%30,2%1,80%1,7%
149Renault Clio971.190-4,0%15,1%1,76%2,2%
157Ford Fiesta961.429-49,2%-27,7%1,75%2,6%
1621Renault Mégane8453710,5%-14,9%1,53%1,0%
1711Fiat 500L76949261,9%202,2%1,38%1,7%
1818Hyundai i2075675-3,8%17,2%1,36%1,2%
1817Kia Sportage7568874,4%111,0%1,36%1,3%
1924Toyota Corolla67451103,0%27,0%1,22%0,8%
2037Opel Insignia66284106,3%-33,5%1,20%0,5%
2134Suzuki Vitara643141,16%0,6%
2125Nissan Qashqai6444968,4%11,1%1,16%0,8%
2231Opel Antara63360270,6%120,9%1,15%0,7%
2319Skoda Fabia61592-16,4%2,8%1,11%1,1%
2425Opel Mokka58449190,0%155,1%1,05%0,8%
2520Opel Corsa57545-24,0%-41,9%1,04%1,0%

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