New car registrations reached to 121,634 units January through November this year, which is a growth by almost 24 per cent compared with the same period in 2017, according to the statistics released by the Driver Licenses and Vehicle Registration Directorate (DRPCIV).
At the same time, registrations of second-hand cars dropped by 8.34 per cent compared with the reference period of last year, down to 434,914 units. Cumulated with new units, the number of registrations over January-November reaches to 556,548 units.
In this context, the first 11 months of 2017, when there were recorded a total of 572,603 cars (98,116 new and 474,487 second-hand), this year there a drop by 2.80 per cent was recorded in the number of registrations, in general (both segments).
According to data centralized by the DRPCIV, in November, there were recorded 8,303 new cars, meaning a drop of 10.83 per cent, compared with the same month the previous year. In the same interval, the number of second-car registrations stood at 44,503 units, by 8.16 per cent less, year on year.
In November, most requests of new cars were for: Dacia - 2,336 units (-15.79 per cent against November 2017), Skoda (951 units, +23.51 per cent), Ford (776, +29.90 per cent), Hyundai (524, +80.69 per cent) and Volkswagen (523, -14.54 per cent).
On the other hand, the lowest frequency of new car registrations was recorded in the following brands: Lexus (eight units), Subaru (6), Maserati (2), Aston Martin, Bentley and Ferrari (one unit each).
According to the DRPCIV, in January-November 2018, out of the total 121,634 new car registrations in Romania, most were: Dacia (33,543 units, +22.31 per cent against the same period of 2017), Skoda (10,468 units, +24.04 per cent), Renault (9,901 units, +39.06 per cent), Volkswagen (9,507 units, +5.05 per cent), Ford (8,873 units, +15.59 per cent) and Opel (7,383 units, +35.64 per cent).
In respect to the registrations of second-hand cars, the DRPCIV data showed that in the first 11 months of the year, out of the 434,914 units, most of them were: Volkswagen (109,461 units, -12.10 per cent), Opel (45,245 units, -23.23 per cent), BMW (42,244 units, +0.34 percent), Audi (40,886 units, -3.60 per cent), Ford (39,615 units, -15.42 percent), Mercedes-Benz (22,836 units, -4.95 per cent), Skoda (19,811 units, +3.34 per cent) and Renault (18,594 units, -11.40 per cent).
The DRPCIV data showed that the national car fleet in Romania exceeded 7,635 units in end-2017, a growth by 8.91 per cent against the previous year. Out of this total, more than 1.320 million units were registered in Bucharest.