Foreign Direct Investment and Competitiveness of Automotive Sector in Romania

Abstract :

The paper approaches the automotive sector in Romania as a main branch of industry that contributes to the country’s competitiveness. There is analysed in territorial plan the layout of foreign direct investment and domestic investment in the automotive sector and also the automotive clusters and the main investments made in this sector of the economy. The research also includes an analysis regarding the competitiveness of the automotive sector and presents its evolution in terms of production and exports. The results indicate that most of the investors are located in the west and south of the country , the sector is one of the most competitive areas of economy, contributing to around a quarter of the country’s total exports.