The growth in 2008 is mainly due to the increase in the production capacity at the Automobile Dacia plant and also at the main actors on the Romanian spare parts for cars market.
According to estimates by Ziarul financiar daily, the businesses of the first 15 domestic producers of spare parts for cars in Romania increased by 37% in 2007 as against the previous year.
“The production in the car industry continues to grow, with the national car production having increased in 2008 by 13.5%, in the context the car plant based in Craiova ceased activity. In the same time, the suppliers network continues to develop and covers more and more geographical areas,” Stroe said.
Most plants producing for the car industry were set up in the Arges county (southern Romania), in Bucharest and Ploiesti (southern), as well as in such counties in central and western Romania (Timis, Arad, Sibiu and Cluj).
“Such collections are equivalent tin terms of value with approx. 400,000 cars. We deliver 30% of the equivalent of a car to a plant, and even 65% in the case of certain plants, in the end such deliveries coming to reach a value equal to the production of Automobile Dacia,” Stroe said.