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Romania: 1969-2019 Historical Data now available

The Dacia Logan is Romania’s best seller since 2005, as the Dacia 1300 was from 1969 to 2000.

BSCB covers the Romanian market for the past 50 years. Over the period, witness the successive leaderships of the Dacia 1300, a rebadged Renault 12 leader in Romania for three decades (1969-2000), the SupeRNova (2001-2002) and Solenza (2003-2004) before the launch of the Dacia Logan in September 2004. Instantly grabbing 33% of the market that month and growing to 44% share in 2005-2006, the Logan has ranked #1 at home every single month since.

Romania Historical Data:

Romania 1969-1997: Dacia 1300/1310 reigns

Romania 1998-2000: Dacia 1310’s last years of domination

Romania 2001-2002: Dacia SupeRNova best seller

Romania 2003: Dacia Solenza takes the lead

Romania September 2004: Dacia Logan launches with 33% share

Romania 2005: Dacia Logan at 41% of the market

Romania May 2006: Logan reaches best-ever share at 44%

Romania 2006: Logan hits highest volume at 96,037

Romania 2007: Logan’s volume stable, share down to 30%

Romania 2008: Logan at 25%, Sandero arrives

Romania 2009: Logan at 24%, Sandero #2

Romania 2010: Logan at 26.4%, Duster #4

Romania 2011: Logan at its lowest, Duster #3

Romania 2012: Logan #1 for 8th year in a row

Romania 2013: Dacia Logan and Duster on top

Romania 2014: Dacia Logan celebrates one decade on top

Romania 2015: Dacia Logan celebrates 11 years in pole position

Romania 2016: Dacia Logan leads strongest market this decade

Romania 2017: Logan, Duster, Sandero: podium 100% Dacia for the first time

Romania 2018: Logan, Duster and Sandero make podium 100% Dacia again in highest market this decade

Romania 2019: Dacia Logan enjoys 15th straight win, Duster and Sandero break records in 6th consecutive double-digit market gain (+23.4%)

This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. Hello, I would like to state that I think the data after 2004 may be inaccurate. I know they are taken from APIA (Auto Producer and Importer Association in Romanian), but Renault and Dacia official websites quote different, higher values.

    First of all, it’s not extremely unlikely that Renault is exagerating, but if they are, then so are all other car makers, so I would rather trust them and Wikipedia than some association.

    Second, data presented here in Top 10 tables does not mention sales of the pick-up and station wagon models, so that may be the cause of the differences.

    I will try to investigate on my own and will post again if I find out anything useful, but for anyone looking for reliable stats, I would recommend wikipedia for post-2004 data.

    1. Hi Bogdy,
      Thanks for your comment.
      The APIA is the only official Romanian body that publishes car sales data in Romania.
      The APIA figures I have selected do not include commercial vehicles so this is why they are lower. The station wagon (MCV) version of the Dacia Logan is included in the Logan sales each year, unless otherwise stated.
      The wikipedia link you included details sales for Dacia models around the world, not just in Romania.
      I stand by the APIA 🙂

      1. Hello again

        Matt, you’re prefectly right. Well, I’ve done some research and compiled this file (it regards the sales of Dacia, perhaps not entirely relevant to this website’s purpose):

        Most of the numbers seem to fall in place, but I’m not sure what to make of the graph from this page:

        Oh well… congratulations for your blog, Matt, it’s a delight for stat-enthusiasts like myself

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