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Agriculture : Statistics: Milk production increased by 16.3 per cent in the first 10 months of 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Milk production increased by 16.3 per cent (29,289 tonnes) in the first 10 months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, having totaled 209,001 tonnes, while the relevant imports decreased by 19 per cent, from 79,020 tonnes to 63,994 tonnes at end-October, according to the data released on Monday by the National Statistics Institute /INS/. In ...

First measures of PNDR 2014-2020 will be opened in February

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The first measures of the new National Programme of Rural Development (PNDR) 2014-2020 will be opened, most probably, in February based on an understanding agreed with the European Commission which is to come in the first days of January, vice prime minister and minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Daniel Constantin on Thursday told a forum on farming ...

The Diplomat Conference: The regional context now and how it impacts the agro-food sector

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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The Diplomat-Bucharest magazine organized on December 11, at InterContinental Hotel Bucharest, the fourth edition of Romanian AgriBusiness Forum 2014, by putting forward the theme of The regional context now and how it impacts the agro-food sector in Romania. First ...

Farmland plots stood at some 3.63 million in 2013

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The number of farmland plots stood at some 3.63 million in 2013, down by around 6% from that recorded at the 2010 General Agricultural Census, mainly due to the plot-joining process, show the data released by the National Statistics Institute /INS/. The number of plots without legal personality (mainly of individual type) was 3.602 million, by 5.9% lower than in 2010. The number farming businesses stood at 27,880, down by 9.2% compared 2010. In 2013, from ...

2014 records again a surplus in the trade in agri-foodstuffs

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2014 will be the second year when Romania records a surplus in the trade in agri-foodstuffs and the EU funds drawn for agriculture and rural development will exceed 2.7 billion euros, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Daniel Constantin said in an interview with AGERPRES. The minister stressed the cut VAT on organic products as well as on ...

Tourism : Expenses made by non-residing tourists amounted to 3.73 billion lei in the first nine months of 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

 The number of non-residing tourists accommodated in hotels and guesthouses stood, in the first nine months of this year, at almost 1.5 million, and the expenses made by them amounted to 3.73 billion lei, show the data released on Monday by the National Statistics Institute /INS/. The total number of non-residents accommodated in hotels and guesthouses from January 1 to September 30, 2014 was 1.48 million, while their expenses amounted to a total of 3.732 billion ...

Romanians prefer to spend Christmas Holiday in the family

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Romanians spend Christmas in the family and the New Year with the friends and family - such is the conclusion of a survey conducted by an online hotel reservation portal sent on Monday. According to the survey, 65 percent of the respondents plan to go on holiday in this winter and most of them (76 percent) prefer the Romanian mountain towns or ...

Romania's sales tax will be lowered from 24% to 9% for all tourist packages

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Romania's sales tax will be lowered from 24 percent to 9 percent for all tourist packages including room and board, Prime Minister Victor Ponta said last Tuesday after talks with IMF and EU officials.Though initially PM Ponta announced that the measure will be applied only to all-inclusive offers, delegate minister for SME’s and Tourism, Florin Jianu, later specified that the VAT cut will be applied to all packages offering accommodation. “We’ve managed ...

Telecom.IT : Mobile telephony active users has reached on June 30 2014 some 22.3 million persons

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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The total number of mobile telephony active users has reached on June 30 2014, some 22.3 million persons, by 1.4 pct. less than in the similar period of 2013, the statistical data published by the National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) read. According to the source, at half-year the number of ...

6.6 million subscribers of the retransmission services of the audiovisual programmes

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The number of the subscribers of the retransmission services of the audiovisual programmes has reached rd 6.6 million on June 30 2014, on the uptrend by 5.4 pct. as compared to the same period of 2013, and most of the users have opted for the cable television services, a statistics of the National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications ...

Polish Goclever Insignia 1010M tablet lands in Romania

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Polish mobile devices manufacturer Goclever launched its Insignia 1010M tablet in Romania. Powered by Android KitKat 4.4 OS, the tablet features a 10.1-inch IPS LCD display, MediaTek MT8382 1.3GHz  Cortex A7 QuadCore processor, 1 GB RAM DDR3 memory, Mail400MP graphics processor, a main camera of 5 Megapixels, a 2-Megapixel secondary camera, incorporated 3G modem (with HSPA+ support), Wi-Fi, Blueetoth, GPS, accelerometer, light sensor and electronic compass. Goclever 1010M is available ...

Real Estate: Prices of Bucharest flats have decreased in the past year by 4%

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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The prices of Bucharest flats have decreased in the past year by 4%, with the largest decline having been recorded for 4-room flats, which had an average price of 88,731 euros in November 2014, by some 4,000 euros less than 12 months ago, reads a survey issued on Tuesday .Studio flats and 3-room ones were cheaper by 3% compared to November ...

Globalworth buys office building Nusco Tower and nearby terrain for EUR 50 mln

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Globalworth Real Estate Investments, controlled by Greek businessman Ioannis Papalekas, on Monday announced the acquisition of office building Nusco Tower for EUR 46 million and of the nearby 2,400 square meters land plot Nusco Land for another EUR 4 million.The deal closing is estimated to take place in the second quarter of 2015 according to a press release from the company.   Nusco Tower is located on Gara Herastrau street, nearby the Green Court Bucharest complex, ...

Romania, main markets for investments in real estate developments

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

 Romania is one of the main markets for investments in real estate developments, as the country's economy is on a steady recovery track, with faster growth than in other Central and Eastern European countries, said Immofinanz Group CEO Eduard Zehetner at a specialised conference on ...

Romanian construction materials market grows by 3-5 pct in 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Romanian construction materials market grows by 3-5 pct in 2014, says Wienerberger Bricks manufacturer Wienerberger Romania estimates that the local construction materials market will report a growth of about 3-5 percent by yearend, according to company representatives.   “This year could represent a turning point for the local construction materials market for the past five years. It could ...

Infrastructure : Passenger traffic growth is particularly impressive in Greece, Turkey and Romania

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

European airport trade body ACI Europe has recorded a higher growth in EU airports in comparison with their non-EU counterparts for the first time in eight years.ACI noted that for a sustained period of time, passenger traffic in non-EU countries such as Russia, Switzerland and Turkey grew at a much faster pace.   However, according to the October figures, passenger traffic at Europe's airports grew by 5.5%, with airports in the EU recording a 5.6% increase. Istanbul ...

Cars: SKODA recorded double-digit growth in Romania

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SKODA is steaming ahead in 2014. Between January and November 2014, the Czech carmaker delivered 955,300 vehicles around the world – 34,500 more vehicles than in the whole of 2013, and 16,100 more than the previous record year – 2012. SKODA deliveries in November increased 10.1% to 90,200 units. This was the best November so far in corporate history, and the Chinese market has been a strong driver of growth. SKODA’s sales in China increased 46.9% in November over November ...

Infrastruture: TAROM ranked 4th in the 'APG Worldwide Airline Reward for Distribution' category

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Romania's national airline TAROM ranked 4th, after Emirates, Lufthansa and Air France in the 'APG Worldwide Airline Reward for Distribution' category, at the 6th edition of the World Conference APG World Connect 2014 which has taken place in Monaco. According to a TAROM release, APG Network organizes annually the Conference 'APG ...

Eurostat: Henri Coanda Airport, on 44th place in EU in terms of passengers' traffic, in 2013

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport ranked last year on the 44th place in the EU in terms of number of passengers transiting it annually, according to the data released on Thursday by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat). The largest airport in Romania served 7.6 million ...

Trade: FMCG retailers in Romania do not market local organic fruit and vegetables (survey)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The retailers of FMCG (Fast Mover Consumer Goods) in Romania do not market local organic fruit and vegetables, despite the fact that the marketing degree of such produce without organic certification has increased to 55%, according to the survey 'Retailer Scorecard 2014,' issued on Thursday.At market level for fruit and vegetables without organic certification come from, Romania is maintained (55%), but still none of the 11 retailers surveyed do not sell Romanian organic ...

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