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Second-hand cars registered in the first three months of 2017 nearly doubled

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The number of second-hand cars registered in the first three months of 2017 nearly doubled (+ 98.06 pct), as compared to the same period of the previous year, reaching 128,123 units, show the statistics of the Directorate for Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration (DRPCIV).According to official data, in March 51,684 second-hand cars were registered, 103.79 pct above the figure recorded in the same month of 2016, when 25,362 units were ...

Trade: Study: Six Bucharest stores out of ten have goods stored improperly

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


In 58% of Bucharest stores, goods are stored in improper conditions, while 67% of employees never ask customers whether they want other products, according to a mystery shopping study made by the market research company VBS- Business Solutions, at the end of March and released on Friday. The average score obtained by hypermarket chains for services offered, staff attention and kindness, is between 58% and 74%, according to the study. Problems faced by ...

Beer market in 2016 was in line with the previous year level at 15.8 million hectoliters

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

 Romania's beer market in 2016 was in line with the previous year level at 15.8 million hectoliters, as did per capita consumption, which stood at 80 liters; these figures place Romania 7th by consumption among European countries, general manager of the Romanian Brewers Association Julia Leferman announced on Wednesday. The beer industry generates over 500 million euro annually in state budget revenues - directly and through related activities, she ...

Infrastructure : Commissioner Cretu: Romania has over EUR 5 bln worth of EU funding for transport

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The European commissioner for regional policy, Corina Cretu, met with the Romanian minister of transport Razvan Cuc in Brussels to discuss about the implementation stage of the projects from transport and about financing through cohesion policies, according to the European Commission site. She underlined the benefits of the European funds, which made possible the expansion and improvement of the transport network from ...

Agriculture: Eurostat: Romania has had 15.3 % grain maize production in 2015

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


The area used for agriculture in the EU covered nearly 180 million hectares in 2015. The largest part (60 %) consisted of arable land. On this arable land, around half was occupied by cereals, the main crop grown in the EU. The harvested cereal production in the EU amounted to nearly 317 million tonnes, of which common wheat and spelt (48 % of total EU cereal production) was the most significant, followed by barley (19 %), grain maize and corn-cob-mix ...

Tourism: SPA market in Romania, business of 7.7 million euros in 2015

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


SPA market in Romania has a low level compared to European countries, the business figure did not exceed 7.7 million euros at 2015 level because Romanians are not educated to “consume” prevention and relaxation therapies and in the tourism law there is no definition of SPA. “We could speak about a SPA market in Romania ten years ago, but the first SPA location appeared 7 years ago. Real SPA centres are very few, about 40 in the whole ...

Opinion poll: For the first time Romanian tourists prefer Romania over Turkey for summer vacations

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Romania becomes the second holiday choice for Romanians this year, surpassing Turkey, which used to rank second in Romanian tourists’ preferences, after Greece, an opinion poll made by AmFostAcolo.ro website. In the last years, destinations preferred by Romanian tourists were Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria. The top changes this year, after the introduction of holiday vouchers for state employees and following terrorist ...

Real estate: A Bucharest resident needs 114 average salaries to buy a 50 sq.m apartment

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Bucharest resident needs 114 average salaries to buy a two-room apartment of 50 square meters, according to a statement made by a real estate developer. “The accessibility index of buying a new apartment in Bucharest reached a new historic low level, 114 average salaries being needed to buy a new two-room apartment in Bucharest, compared to 119 salaries in January 2016 and 395 average salaries in January 2008,” the document ...

Healthcare: Pharmaceutical market in Romania grew by 11% last year, to 12.95 billion lei

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


The pharmaceutical market in Romania recorded last year a 10.6% increase, to 12.95 billion lei (2.9 billion euros), according to a report published by Antibiotice Iasi, the most important Romanian producer of generic medicines. In 2015, the value of the pharmaceutical market in Romania was 11.7 billion lei (2.6 billion euros). The positive evolution was backed by the increased consumption of medicines by 471 million units, from 11.2 billion units in ...

Telecom. IT: Romania first in EU for number of rapid Internet connections

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Mid 2016 statistics show that Romania ranks first in EU for the number of rapid Internet connections, of at least 100Mbps, an ANCOM press release shows. “By means of 19 million fix and broadband mobile Internet connections in Romania, users generated a traffic of about 2.7 million TB in the first 6 months of the year. Although more persons use mobile phones or tablets to access Internet, this traffic represents only 3% of total. In future, ...

Healthcare: Florian Bodog, the minister of Health: the Sfanta Maria hospital cannot start any pulmonary transplant yet

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


The Sfanta Maria Hospital cannot start any pulmonary transplat yet as they need to define their regulations, as at present there are five patients who are under evaluation at the AKH Clinic in Vienne, the minister of health announced. The scandal linked to the centre for transplats in the Sfanta Maria Hospital started last year in November after the former minister of health Vlad Voiculescu decided to close down the centre as the procedures were not ...

Former president of Romania’s National Health Insurance House charged for EUR 8.6 mln bribes

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The former president of Romania’s National Health Insurance House – CNAS, Lucian Duta, has been charged with bribery and placed under judicial control on bail, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) announced on last Tuesday, romania-insider.com reports. The prosecutors asked for a RON 4.5 million (EUR 1 million) bail. If he doesn’t cover the bail, Duta can be placed under house arrest or take into police ...

Emergency Clinical County Hospital Cluj Napoca enhanced its capabilities with GE Healthcare state of the art technologies

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The new equipment will help hospital deliver better care to patients and additional support in order to meet healthcare future needs of the Cluj County, a press release sent to ACTMedia reads. Emergency Clinical County Hospital Cluj Napoca, one of the most important public hospitals in Romania, enhanced its diagnostic imaging capabilities with a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system Signa Explorer 1.5 Tesla from GE Healthcare. The equipment will ...

Real Estate: Apartments in the big cities of Romania got more expensive by 6.5% over the last year

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


The price of the apartments in the big cities of Romania were higher by 6.5% in Q1 of this year, as compared to the same period of 2016, in March the highest being recorded in Iasi, show the data published on Wednesday by the portal imobiliare.ro. Thus, in the third month of this year, the owners of apartments required an average price of 1,092 euro per square metre for a residence, up by 6.5% against the same period of last year and by 1.1% against ...

New retail concepts such as strip malls to boost Romania’s retail segment

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Retail space deliveries remain on an upward trend and are expected to reach 180,000 sqm in 2017, according to commercial real estate consultancy Colliers Interna?ional, business-review.eu reports. Strip malls which are being developed in secondary and tertiary cities will represent the bulk of this new stock, according to the same source. On such project is Prima Shops Oradea which will be opened this Thursday. “Over the ...

Real estate investments in Romania could reach EUR 1.4 bln in 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The positive economic outlook, new investors on the market and fresh projects going up for sale should see this year’s investments in real estate acquisitions go as high as EUR 1.4 billion, predicts Cushman & Wakefield Echinox quoted by business-review.eu. A real estate investment volume of between EUR 1.2 and 1.4 billion is something that the Romanian real estate investment market can absorb in 2017, given that ...

Trade: Exports  and  imports  increased  by  9.2%  and  by  10.9%,  respectively în January and February 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


In  the  period  1.I?28.II  2017,  the  FOB  exports  amounted  to  9749.9  million  euro  and  the  CIF  imports amounted to 11008.9 million euro. In  the period 1.I?28.II 2017,  ...

Romania exported în 2016 clothes and accessories worth 2.838 billion euro

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 Romania exported last year clothes and accessories worth 2.838 billion euro, a value 0.9 percent higher than in 2015, according to the data centralised by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). Clothes and accessories imports amounted to 1.355 billion euro, being 24.9 percent higher than in the previous year, thus resulting in a 1.483 billion euro surplus on this segment. Last year, Romania's FOB exports totalled 57.386 billion ...

Cars: "Rabla" and "Rabla Plus" programme" will kick off this year around May 10

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"Rabla" and "Rabla Plus" programme" will kick off this year around May 10, as soon as the public debate period and the producers' validation session are completed, announced on Monday, at private TV broadcaster Antena 3, Gratiela Gavrilescu, Minister of Environment. "I have an announcement for all Romanians whose cars are more than 10 years old, that probably around May 10, they will be able to access "Rabla" and "Rabla Plus" programmes". The Ministry of ...

Telecom. IT: Vodafone Romania offers bonuses to mobile internet users

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Vodafone Romania started offering monthly bonuses of up to 3GB to prepaid and postpaid mobile internet subscribers, according to local paper Ziarul Financiar quoted by telecompaper.com. The bonuses can be used throughout the period customers are using the operator's services. Bonuses are awarded depending on two factors: the period customers have been using the operator's network and the types of services customers use, regardless of their value. The ...

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