Renault's Dacia Idles Plant for Two Weeks
“The Romanian new car market’s dramatic decline is triggered by the financial crisis and limited access to credit, by the invasion of imported second-hand cars and by the indecision of clients against the potential change of the pollution tax,” Dacia said in a press statement.
The Romanian car market started its declining trend since October 2008, with sales falling by 30 percent in this month and 55
No less than 54,712 used cars were sold in December 2008, Dacia said, with a total of 300,891 second-hand units delivered the whole year. This means that used cars grew up 471 percent when compared to December 2007. “Concretely, since November 2008, for one new vehicle sold, three second-hand vehicles have been registered,” the Romanian automaker said in the statement.
Dacia currently owns a single production facility in Mioveni, with a total workforce of more than 12,000 employees. The Romanian automaker said that all workers who'll remain at home during the production halt will receive 85 percent of their wages.