Romania ranks sixth in car production in the European Union, with an average of over 40,000 vehicles per month. Our country produces more than countries like Italy and Hungary, but less than the Czech Republic or Slovakia.
The latest ACEA report, for the period January to September, indicates that almost 50 million cars were produced in the world. China is number one with 16.3 million and the US is number two with 5.3 million. 7.96 million cars were produced in the EU, 5.8% more than in the same period in 2021.
In Romania, 376,000 cars were produced in the first nine months of 2022, of which approximately 60% at Dacia Mioveni and 40% at Ford Craiova. Germany is number 1 with 2.4 million cars, but well below 2019’s figure of 3.4 million. Spain was second, with 1.27 million, and the Czech Republic, Slovakia and France completed the top 5, Romania being sixth. The top 10 is completed by Italy, Hungary, Belgium and Sweden.
Production in Romania was the only one that, compared to 2019, was higher this year. The biggest percentage drop was in France, where production fell by more than 40%, from 1.2 million cars to under 700,000. In the Czech Republic, the decrease was 10%, to 910,000 cars”.
In Europe, Russia’s car industry fell sharply, from one million cars to 339,000, while Ukraine produced just 943 cars, down from 6,000 in 2021.
Turkey is a force in the region, with 572,000 cars produced last year, ACEA data also shows.
Romanian automobile production increased by 27.7%, between January 1 and October 31, compared to the same period in 2021, up to 425,423 units, according to data from the Romanian Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACAROM).
In the period January – October 2022, the production of passenger cars in Romania reached a volume of 425,423 units, respectively 258,569 Dacia models and 166,404 Ford models, increasing by 27.7% compared to the similar period in 2021, when 333,179 were recorded copies.