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Romania’s total new vehicle registration in January 2021 stood at 9,456 units, down by 40.27pc as compared to 15,830 units sold in the same month in 2020, according to data released by the General Directorate For Driving Licenses and Car Registration.


The country’s new passenger vehicle sales in January fell by 51.93pc to 6,004 units from 12,489 units in the prior-year period, while sales of motorcycles stood at 242 units, up by 10pc as compared to 220  units sold in Jan 2020.

Romania’s passenger vehicle sales in January 2021 (in units)

In January 2021, sales of light commercial vehicles (LCV) and heavy commercial vehicles (HCV) stood at 1,128 units and 346 units, declining by 7.99pc and 6.99pc, respectively, as compared to the same month in the previous year, while medium commercial vehicle sales remained unchanged at nine units during the same period.


Sales of medium and heavy buses and coaches in January grew by 7.14pc to 60 units from 56 units in the prior-year period, while trailer sales stood at 1,408 units, up by 31.47pc as compared to 1,071 units in Jan 2020.


Special purpose vehicles sales during the same month stood at 78 units, down by 58.51pc from 188 units the preceding year, while sales of semi-trailers fell by 9.05pc to 181 units as compared to 199 units in Jan 2020.


The COVID-19 pandemic affected the automotive sector across the globe including Romania. The sales are slowly improving monthly but will take time to reach the pre-COVID-19 levels.


Many European countries have imposed lockdowns again to curb the spread of the COVID-19 infection which has disrupted supply chains, making it difficult to procure auto parts. 

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