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Trade: Romanian Coffee Association: Coffee sales grew by 15-20% during Easter

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Coffee sales went up by 15-20% during Easter holidays, compared to the same period in March. As for daily consumption, Romania is among the last in the top, with half a cup a day per capita, said the president of the Romanian Coffee Association (ARC), Marius Melesteu. “The per capita consumption of cups of coffee in Romania ranks us 30th in the world, with 0.5 cups per day. The Netherlands ranks first with 2.4 cups per day, followed by Finland 1.8 ...

eMAG wants sales of 7.5 million euros for fashion range in first year and launches its own brand

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The online retailer eMAG.ro started selling clothes, footwear and accessories in the Fashion category, for which they estimate sales of 7.5 million euros in the first year and launches its own fashion brand- Release, the company announced. At present, the eMAG fashion category includes 14,000 items and will expand to 25,000 items, the next season. The range includes local brands such as Nissa, Raspberry, Carmencita, TinaR, Lashez, Otter, Madame, ...

Men, the most active online buyers in Romania (study)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Most Romanians (66%) who buy online are men and only 34% women, while in Hungary and Bulgaria women are more active in the field, according to a study. Online buyers in Bulgaria are 58% women and 42% men, while in Hungary 51% women and 49% men. The Compari.ro study made early this year shows 6 online buyer profiles: Experts (29%), who know the system better, Bargain seekers (18%), Checkers (16%), Beginners (13%), Occasional ...

Romanian online food ordering market, expected to grow after VAT cut

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The recent Romanian government decision to cut VAT for foods and non-alcoholic beverages from 24 percent to 9 percent will have growing chain effects that will lead to the exponential growth of the food ordering and related services, including food ordering via online sites and mobile platforms such as Quicky.ro and Oliviera.ro, stated in a press release HelloHungry officials. “While reducing VAT will definitely ...

Cars: Car registrations in Romania up 8.3 pct in Q1

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New car registrations in Romania increased in the first quarter by 8.3 percent against the same period in 2014, to 14,452 units, while Dacia deliveries advanced on the EU markets by 5.1 percent in the period under review, at 95,414 units, the Romanian brand’s share staying at 2.7 percent. According to Mediafax, in the first quarter of 2014, in Romania were registered 13,345 new cars. The European car market rose by ...

Lodgy and Dokker Stepway, available on the market

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Beginning this April, customers can order the Lodgy and Dokker Stepway special versions in Dacia's national sales outlet network. According to a release issued on Wednesday, the prices for the Dacia Lodgy Stepway model vary between 12,500 euros and 15,200 euros, while the Dokker Stepway is priced between 13,320 and 14,120 euros. The Lodgy Stepway is available with the 1.2 Tce, 115 HP and 1.6 MPI 85 HP petrol engines, but there is also the ...

Infrastructure: Romanian Airport chosen by Turkish Airlines as bad weather back-up

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

“Traian Vuia” International Airport in Timisoara was chosen as bad weather back-up by Turkish Airlines in case airplanes of the Turkish company cannot land in Belgrade (Serbia) due to fog and will be directed to Timisoara, according to a press release issued on Friday by the Romanian airport. “Traian Vuia” Airport is also used as back-up airport by Air Serbia, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Wizz Air and Tarom companies especially in ...

CFR SA signs contract of 55 million lei for railroad works

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CFR SA signed a contract of 55.2 million lei, VAT included, with the association Alstrom Transport-Pas 97 Impex, for the design and execution of a detection system for overheated axle boxes and brakes, which will function in the vicinity of 21 railway stations. “This system controls, registers and detects axle boxes, brake discs and wheel bandages whose temperature is higher than ranges admitted. The DCOS device will automatically trigger ...

Over 90 million euro in damage after Transalpina upgrading

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Prime minister's Control Body will notify the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) for the violation of some legal provisions in connection with the modernisation of the Transalpina national road during the tenures of former liberal ministers Ludovic Orban and Varujan Vosganian. The Control Body with the Prime minister has completed a verification on behalf of the PM to the public utilities involved in the initiation, elaboration, approval, ...

EC urges Romania to commit to the transport master plan

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The European commissioner for regional policy Corina Cretu urged the Romanian authorities, politicians and the entire Romanian society to commit to the transport master plan to allow for the implementation of major projects in the field able to boost the country’s development.  The European Commission is interested in building infrastructure in its less developed members that “stringently” need better road infrastructure, said ...

Agriculture: Foodstuff exports to Arab countries have grown by 70%

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Romania is trying to open new markets for foodstuff exports, with a 70% growth for trade with Arab countries, said the minister of agriculture Daniel Constantin at the conference Mediafax Talks about Agriculture. “2014 was a very good year for agriculture and the second year in a row with positive balance sheet. In 2013 the excess was over 300 million euros, while in 2014 it was over 500 million euros” the minister ...

Romanian slaughter houses will export pork meat to Japan

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Romanian slaughter houses will be able to begin exports of pork meat to Japan, following the accord granted by Japanese authorities, said the ANSVSA on Friday. “Romania’s embassy to Tokyo sent ANSVSA an official briefing of Japanese authorities certifying the fact that procedures in Romanian slaughter houses comply with criteria for the export of pork meat. This is one of the formalities needed to export pork meat to Japan”, ANSVSA ...

Romania exports annually 50 up to 60% of its honey production

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The head of the Romanian Beekeepers Association, Ioan Fetea, said that Romania continues to export honey wholesale. The European market is very hard to penetrate with finite apiarian products, unless one finds serious distributors to place them in stores. Even though the Romanian sector is able to cope with exports of finite products, for now there isn’t much interest on the side of users on the other end.  According to the head of the ...

Healthcare: Health ministry is preparing a draft vaccination law

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

 Health Minister Nicolae Banicioiu said Tuesday that his ministry is preparing a draft vaccination law. On a televised show of B1 tv private broadcaster on Tuesday, Baniciou was asked about an ongoing anti-vaccination campaign, and he said, 'We are coming up with a vaccination law.' Chairman of the Romanian Microbiology Society Alexandru Rafila said on March 21 that there is a risk of epidemic outbreaks because vaccination coverage was ...

Real estate: NEPI delays opening of Mega Mall for May 14

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The South-African investment fund New Europe Property Investments (NEPI) delayed for May 14 the opening of the commercial center Mega Mall, initially programed for April 23. The center is the largest investment made by the investment fund in Romania, whose construction started in February 2014. The investment in the commercial center is estimated at 165 million euros. 72,000 square meters of the overall 210,000 represent an area ...

Trade: Pravalia Mica: Romanians consume five times more premium homeland products during the Easter holidays

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

 Romanians scrupulously comply to traditions and therefore on Easter over 70% of them choose traditional products for both holiday meal, and also when it comes for gifts they offer to their loved ones, according to Pravalia Mica, a new online concept store specialized in selling 100% Romanian food, therapeutic and cosmetic products. "In general, on holidays, Romanians are more aware of the food they put on their table. Thus, besides the usual ...

Real Estate: DTZ Study:  Real estate transactions in 2014, up 4.3 times from 2013

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

 Real estate transactions in Romania stood at 1.3 billion euros in 2014, up 4.3 times from 2013, according to a DTZ Research study.The retail segment was predominant, having attracted investment of 510 million euros, or ...

Cars: Turnover of trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles in January - February 2015 was by 4.9 percent higher

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The turnover of trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles in January - February 2015 was by 4.9 percent higher expressed as unadjusted series, and by 6.3 percent up as adjusted series, compared to the same period of the previous year, shows data of the National Statistics Institute released on ...

Skoda records double digit growth in Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Skoda recorded growth in Western Europe in March and in the first quarter. In March deliveries increased 2.6 percent to 46,600 vehicles (March 2014: 45,500). In the first three months of the year, the brand’s sales increased 1.6 percent to 106,000 vehicles sold (first quarter of 2014: 104,400). Škoda’s market share reached 3.15 percent. In Skoda’s second-strongest market, Germany, ...

Agriculture: Gov't allocatted 200 million lei as support to farmers

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Under a memorandum adopted at the Government's meeting this Tuesday, 200 million lei will be allocated as support to farmers, informs a Government release ...

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