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Romania’s total car production in February 2021 stood at 39,372 units, down by 18pc as compared to 48,038 units produced in the same month in 2020, according to data released by the Romanian Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACAROM).

The decline in auto output is a result of local auto companies cutting production due to the shortage of semiconductor chips.

Of the total car output in February, 20,179 units were produced at the Dacia plant in Mioveni, while 19,193 units were manufactured at the Ford plant in Craiova.

In the first two months of the year (Jan-Feb, 2021), the country’s total car production fell by 15pc to 77,803 units from 91,081 units produced in the prior-year period.

In the Jan-Feb period, Dacia’s car production stood at 39,988 units, down by 10pc from the same period in the previous year, while Ford’s car output declined by 10pc to 37,815 units as compared to the prior-year period.

In March, both companies have announced outages due to the lack of microprocessors.

In the last few months, the semiconductor chip shortage has gripped the automotive industry globally, due to which, many companies have cut production. 

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