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Romania, ranked 10th among European car manufacturers, close to Poland

By Jerom Bolt
The car industry in Romania will register in 2018 a record of the number of cars manufactured on the two sites in Mioveni / Pitesti and Craiova. According to estimates, this year, over 450,000 units will be produced on the two Renault and Ford platforms in Romania. The main engines of the Romanian car industry are the Dacia Duster and Ford EcoSport SUVs, which record two-digit sales on the European market. After 2013, 2018 would be the first with a production of over 450,000 units.
In total, the Americans from Ford Craiova and the French from Dacia Pitesti produced 303,604 cars in January-August, according to the APIA Romania and the Automotive Manufacturers Association (ACAROM).
With a production of over 450 thousand units, Romania is approaching Poland, that the ranking 9-10 between European carmakers. In 2017, Germany was the largest manufacturer, with 5.64 million units. Spain produced 2.29 million cars, France 1.67 million, Great Britain 1.67 million, Czech Republic 1.41 million, Slovakia 949.365, Italy 742.642 and Poland 514.700. In 2017, the car production in Romania was 364,654 units, with 5,973 more than in 2016.
In 2018, according to Jato Dynamics, the sales of the B segment SUVs had a 35% gain in the first half of the year, the highest increase among all market segments.
The production of the Renault-Dacia constructor in Pitesti was strongly supported by the new Duster, which has already entered the race for the second place, after Renault Captur, in the top of the best-selling small SUVs. In Craiova, the Ford EcoSport production has climbed to the top of sales and is up 100% over the previous generation.
Ford Romania achieved a total of 91,642 units in the first 8 months of 2018, up 124.4%, or 2.2 times more than in the same period last year. Ford Romania's export grew by a relatively similar percentage, compared with the first eight months of the previous year. The launch of the new EcoSport in Craiova in October 2017 was a strong leap for Ford Craiova / Romania. In the first eight months, the Craiova plant produced over 90,000 units, and in September it will pass 100,000 cars. It is for the first time in the history of the Craiova plant when a builder passes this threshold.
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