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Cars: New car registrations dropped by 23.1% in EU in September


Registrations of new cars in EU dropped by 23.1% in September, compared to the same period of 2020, reaching 718,598 units, the lowest level reached since 1995, because of the lack of chips. In Romania, the decline was 17.8% to 8.942 cars, according to data released by ACEA – European Automobile Manufacturers' Association.


All important markets contracted in September, the most important drops being in Italy (-32.7%), Germany (-25.7%), France (-20.5%) and Spain (-15.7%).

In the first 9 months new car registrations in EU went up by 6.6% to 7.5 million units.


The highest increases in the first 9 months were recorded in Italy (+20.6%), Spain (+8.8%) and France (+8%). In Germany the market dropped by 1.2%.

In Romania, new car registrations went up by 4.3% in the first 9 months to 88,262 units.


In Great Britain new car registrations went down by34.4% in September, but went up by 5.9% in the first 9 months.


Automobile groups recorded drops of two figures, the biggest being 43% registered by Daimler group (45.5% in the case of Mercedes Benz).


Volkswagen group recorded drops of 27.7%, Stellantis 29.9% and Renault 21.8%. BMW registrations went down by 19.4%.

Dacia recorded a decline of 12% of registrations to 33,269 cars and the EU market share went up from 4% in September 2020 to 4.6%.


Dacia registrations in EU went up by 4.2% in the first 9 months, to 281,577 cars, a market share of 3.7% against 3.8% in the same period of 2020.

In the EU+EFTA+UK area, Dacia registrations went down by 13.6% in September, but after 9 months it went up by 2.8% to a total of 299,357 cars.