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Tourism: In 2016, the tourists’ overnight stays in the  establishments of tourists’ reception increased by 7.8%  compared to 2015

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Compared  to  the  corresponding  month  of  the  previous  year,  both  the  arrivals  and  the overnight  stays  in  the  establishments  of  tourists’  reception  with  functions  of  tourists’ ...

Healthcare: Over 5,000 people die of professional cancer annually in Romania

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Over 5,000 people die of professional cancer in Romania annually, while at European level there are 100,000 deaths. Direct costs of exposure to cancer inducing substances on the job are estimated at 2.4 billion euros a year in all Europe, according to data supplied by Labour Inspection. “Cancer is considered the main cause of labour connected deaths in EU. Over 1000,000 deaths caused by professional cancer are recorded annually, which represent ...

APMGR: Clawback tax reached an unsustainable level

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Generic Drugs Producers Association from Romania(APMGR) says that the clawback tax level from the last quarter of 2016 reached an unsustainable level, which will lead to the disappearance of the cheap drugs from the market and the closing of some local drugs factories. “Without the introduction of the differentiated calculus of the clawback tax for the generic drugs, the ones with low incomes will be deprived of the most present drugs from ...

Romanian stem cells market reaches EUR 18 mln

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Seven percent of the new Romanian parents pay for the harvest of stem cells from the umbilical cord of newborns, a growing percentage, even if the birth rate is decreasing by 4-10 percent from year to year, business-review.eu informs. The market already mature reaching EUR 18 million, with an annual growth of 5 percent as more parents become aware of this service. Baby Stem, Seracell partner, the bank for harvesting stem cells, estimates a market ...

Infrastructure : Henri Coanda Airport : 10.98 mln passengers in 2016

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


The International Airport Henri Coanda, from Otopeni, registered 10.98 million passengers in 2016, after an increase of 18.3 percent in the number of passengers that transited the Bucharest airports, said on Wednesday the National Company of Airports Bucharest (CNAB), the state-owned company that manages the two airports from Bucharest. CNAB administrates both the Henri Coanda and Baneasa airports. Thus, in 2016, the Henri ...

Cars: Automobile market in Romania grew by 18% in 2016; dropping prospects in 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


New car sales recorded a 17.8% increase in 2016, compared to the previous year, but 2017 provisions show a market drop, because of the elimination of the environment tax and its replacement by an equivalent measure, according to data presented by representatives of the Association of Automobile Manufacturers and Importers (APIA) at a press conference. Statistics show at the same time that 2016 ended with a sales volume of over 142,000 units, a figure ...

Dacia sales in Germany, up by 23.4 pc in January

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

241,399 new vehicles hit the road in Germany last month, up 10.5 percent on the same month a year earlier, according to Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), while Dacia reported an advance of 23.4 percent to 4,485 vehicles, europe.autonews.com informs quoted by romaniajournal.ro. Brands like Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat have registered last month sales increases of over 20 percent on the largest car market in ...

Telecom.IT: Orange allows Wi-Fi calls for iPhones

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Orange Romania will offer Wi-Fi services for Apple smart phones. In 2015 Orange launched test services for a limited range of smart phones but now customers who use iPhones can also access voice services even when they do not have network signal. The service can be used for iPhone 5c, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The Wi-Fi call service, available both for ...

Agriculture: Imports of potatoes up by 45% in the first nine months of 2016

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Romania imported 120,830 tons of fresh and frozen potatoes in the first nine months of 2016 up by 45% against the similar period of 2015, according to the commercial balance with food in the intra and extra-community area. The sums spent surpassed 27.4 million euro in the mentioned period, while in the first nine months of 2015 they were 2.4 smaller, 11.39 million euro respectively. On the other hand, fresh and frozen potatoes ...

Infrastructure : EU financial contribution worth rd 800 mil euro for 10 infrastructure projects started in 2007 - 2013

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

As many as 10 infrastructure projects started in 2007 - 2013 will be continued in Romania with a EU financial contribution worth rd 800 million euro in the current Programming Period, the European Commission's Representation in Romania informs. "These ...

Cars: Growth of 138% of sale of ecological cars in Romania in 2016

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


The Romanians bought last year 1,183 ‘ green’ cars (electrical and hybrid) up by 138% against 2015 out of which 167 units being 100% electrical, says the statistics of the Association of Producers and Importers of Automobiles (APIA). According to the quoted source, at the level of last year,the share of ecological cars in the total sales of new cars, recorded in Romania was 1% while in December 2016 the percentage was ...

Romania's 2016 new commercial vehicle registrations jump 19% - ACEA

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Registrations of new commercial vehicles in Romania jumped by an annual 19% to 23,066 in 2016, data from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, ACEA, indicated on Wednesday, seenews.com informs. In December alone, new commercial vehicle registrations in Romania rose 11% on the year to 2,100 vehicles, ACEA said in a statement, citing provisional data. Registrations of new light commercial vehicles of ...

APIA:New vehicles sales have recorded a leap of 17.8 percent in 2016

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New vehicles sales have recorded a leap of 17.8 percent in 2016, in comparison to previous year, but forecasts for 2017 show that figures in the market will slow down, due to the elimination of the Environmental stamp and the failure to replace it with an equivalent measure, according to relevant data offered by the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA), in a ...

Real Estate: Survey: Rented office space nationwide - excluding Bucharest - by 53 percent higher în 2016 than in 2015

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Rented office space nationwide - excluding Bucharest - was 71,560 sqm in 2016, by 53 percent higher than in 2015, shows a specialist survey sent on Wednesday.Half of this surface was leased in Timisoara, equaling office rental deals in all the ...

Trade: Ecommerce in Romania: €1.8 billion in 2016

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Ecommerce in Romania was worth 1.8 billion euros last year, which corresponds to an increase of 30 percent compared to the situation in 2015. According to ecommercenews.eu, this figure represents only the online sales of products. Consumers in Romania made on average 8.4 online purchases in 2016, slightly more than one year before. The value of the Romanian ecommerce market size (counting only tangible goods sold online) exceeded 1.8 billion euros, ...

Lidl to open more stores in Romania

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

In Romania food retail market leader Schwarz group has 195 Lidl discount stores and 112 Kaufland hypermarkets. Lidl announced that it will open 10-15 new stores per year in Romania, internationalsupermarketnews.com reports. The ultimate goal is to present a network of 200 store their further 100 stores to expand. Its major competitor in the country, Carrefour, has 292 stores us of which 32 hypermarkets, 119 supermarkets Market, 44 high street proximity ...

Telecom.IT: Roaming charges inside EU to be canceled starting 15 June 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The roaming charges inside the European Union to be canceled starting 15 June 2017 will bring important benefits to the Romanian end users since they'll join the advantages of the community internal market, the president of the National Authority for Communications Administration and Regulation (ANCOM), Catalin Marinescu, told ...

Real Estate: Eurostat: Romania is the only member state where the home prices dropped 0.7 percent in the Q3 of 2016

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The home prices in the European Union went up 1.5 percent in the Q3 of last year compared with Q2, however Romania is the only member state where the home prices dropped 0.7 percent, from one quarter to another, according to the data the European statistics office (Eurostat) released on ...

EUR 900 mln real estate deals in 2016

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Romania recorded real estate deals of about EUR 900 million last year, up 35% compared to 2015, according to data published on Wednesday by the real estate consultancy group JLL. The number of deals was lower year-on-year but the average value of a transaction went up. Bucharest accounted for over 70% of the total volume of the deals, less than in 2015. This shows that the liquidity in the secondary cities improved, reports ...

Infrastructure: Number of passengers grew by 6.2% in first 9 months of 2016

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


The number of passengers transported at home and abroad registered a 6.2% increase in the first 9 months of 2016 compared to the same period of 2015, while most passengers travelled by bus locally, according to data centralized by the National Statistics Institute (INS). During the mentioned period of time, 282.6 million passengers were transported, 4.5% of whom travelled abroad (12.7 million passengers). Road transport holds the biggest share (78.4%), ...

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