In May, vehicle registrations in Romania grew by 17.11% with respect to May of 2016. In total, 125,799 cars were registered and 125,799 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 17.11% more than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of May is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 23,892, 8.06% more than in May of 2016.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 8,062, which represents a figure of 27.06% more than in May of 2016.
Romania is the 25th-placed country in ranking of 36 countries based on number of vehicle registrations.
A very useful variable for estimating the level of economic wealth enjoyed by Romanians residents, when compared to the other countries in the ranking, is the number of vehicles sold or registered per thousand residents in the last year. With annual sales of 6.37 cars per 1,000 residents, 6.37 of them in the last month, Romania, occupies one of the final places in the ranking, meaning that its population is among those in the table with the least spending power.
As can be seen, the number of registrations per thousand residents has grown in the last year. The increase in this figure is positive, as it generally indicates improved public confidence in the country's economy.
Changes in Romanian vehicle registration numbers are shown in the tables below. As several studies indicate, these changes are very much related to changes in GDP and, hence, to a country's economic situation. Sales have declined since 2007, as 323,101 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 15.29.
Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Romania. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Romania in en Romanian economy.