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Cars: Trade in motor cars grew by 18.3pct, January-October 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Trade in motor cars grew by 18.3pct, unadjusted terms, January-October 2016, as compared to the similar period of 2015, while services provided to the population grew by 9pct, unadjusted terms, and 9.5pct, adjusted series depending on the number of working days and seasonality, reads a release by the National Institute of Statistics (INS), sent on Tuesday. January - October 2016, wholesale, retail trade, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and ...

Used car registrations in Romania exceeded 276,000 units in first 11 months (DRPCIV)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Over 276,000 used vehicles were registered in Romania in the first 11 months of 2016, higher by almost 22 percent compared to the similar period of the previous year, when approximately 227,000 units were registered, according to the statistics of the Driving Licences and Car Registrations Directorate (DRPCIV) The official data also reveals that only in ...

Agriculture : Demand for domestic fruit and veg doubled in five years

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


10 to 15 years ago, imported fruits and vegetables attracted most of the attention of Romanian consumers, as they often had a more commercial appearance than local produce; however, the situation has recently reversed. Romanians have been increasingly looking for local vegetables and fruits, which they now consider greener and tastier, freshplaza.com reads. "Demand has skyrocketed in recent years, but especially last year, when more and more Romanians ...

Real Estate: 255.335 sqm of office space was traded in the first three quarters of 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

No less than 30 percent of the companies that sought offices in 2016 opted for new, latest generation office buildings that have been recently handed over or are still under construction, triggering a cascade of property transactions, shows a survey by a real estate consulting ...

Telecom.IT: 65% of households have Internet access in 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


  About 65% of households in Romania had in 2016 home Internet access, 65.4% of them in the urban area and 34.6% in the rural area, according to INS reports. Compared to 2015, the share of households with Internet access has grown by 4%. About 70% of people aged between 16 and 74 used the Internet in 2016. Compared to 2015, the share of Internet users aged between 16 and 74 has grown ...

Cars: New cars registered in Romania in November 2016 grew by 19.74pct

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The number of new cars registered in Romania in November 2016 grew by 19.74pct, to 13,265 units as against the same month of 2015, while the automobiles saw a 20.23pct jump, say the data released on Monday by the Driving Licences and Car Registrations Directorate ...

The UK: Dacia sale dropped by 42% in November

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Sales of new cars in the UK recorded a rise of almost 3% in November the data suggesting a calming down of the uncertainty provoked by the Brexit, says Reuters. Deliveries went up last month at 184,101 units, due to the increase on the part of companies, which compensated the drop in the sales to individual users, announced on Monday the Association of the Producers and the traders of vehicles in the UK (SMMT ).In the top of the best sold makes is Ford ...

Trade: Online trade in Romania grew three times over the last five years

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


The turnover of the Romanian e-commerce grew from 1.68 billion lei in 2011 to 5.47 billion lei in 2015 as the online trade services have been developed, made by over 5.300 companies, with over 2,600 more than five years ago, according to the KeysFin data. The biggest growth was between 2014 and 2015 when the business in the e-commerce sector advanced with over two billion lei, according to the analysis regarding business in online commerce of the ...

Most people in Bucharest buy clothes in malls closest to their homes (study)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Most people in Bucharest buy clothes from malls closest to their homes, two out of five people going there a few times a month, according to a study. “Any clothes brand must take into account its location in a mall or in a commercial centre, because 96% of people interviewed by the study buy clothes there. Romanians prove to be very lazy, so that proximity is the main factor in choosing a mall. 43% of people interviewed declared that they go to ...

Retail turnover for the interval January - October 2016 was up 14.7 percent

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The retail turnover for the interval January - October 2016 was up 14.7 percent from the same period of the year before both as raw and adjusted series, due to growth in sales of food, beverages and tobacco, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said in a Monday ...

Over 90 pct of Romanian internet users want to buy online the Christmas gifts

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Over 90 percent of the Romanian internet users want to buy online the Christmas gifts and the allocated average amount is EUR 190, according to a study carried out at at European level by delivery group DPD, business-review.eu reads. The Romanian budget is the same with the one of Belgians and double compared with expenses intended by Croatians. In the top of gifts that Romanians want to buy online are the beauty and care products, unlike the rest of ...

Telecom.IT : Lenovo's Moto Z smartphone available in Romania

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lenovo's Moto Z, a smartphone equipped with the Moto Mods modules, was launched in Romania, telecompapr.com informs. From 7 December, Moto Z is available exclusively through Orange Romania at EUR 229 with an 'Orange Me 42' two-year subscription. In addition, Orange offers 50 percent discounts for any Moto Mods module purchased together with the phone until 31 December 2016. Lenovo still has plans to double its market share of smartphones in Romania to ...

Agriculture: Turkish citrus exporters looking to gain market share in Romania

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Representatives of citrus exporters in Romania and of the leading retail chains in the country met in late November at the Athenee Palace Hilton with members of the Turkish Citrus Promotion Group, who have showed a strong interest in gaining market share in Romania, freshplaza.com reads. The meeting was facilitated by Ali Kavak, President of the Turkish Citrus Promotion Group. The company already has a small share of the market in Romania and aims for ...

Infrastructure : CFR initiates tender for rehabilitation of Brasov-Sighisoara railway, estimated at 3.1 billion lei

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The National Railway Company CFR SA initiated an open tender for the rehabilitation of Brasov-Sighisoara railway section, the estimated value of the contract being 3.1 billion lei (without VAT), the company announced in a press release. According to the source, financing is ensured by the European Commission through the European Interconnection Mechanism (85%) with co-financing of 15% from the state budget. “The ...

Real estate: The rhythm of growth of the prices on the real estate market is slowing down

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


The average price requested for available flats for sale at national level increased slightly in November against October with 0.2% from 1,042 to 1,044 euro per square metre and the present value is 8.3% higher than that of the similar period of 2015, 964 euro/sqm according to a study made by a real estate site. Out of the cities under analysis, the majority showed decrease, with the exception of Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara where the growth margin of the ...

Healthcare: Health Ministry: ANT to ensure the transparency of the organ allocation mechanism

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

 The National Transplant Agency (ANT), with the support of the Health Ministry, will take action in the coming period so as to ensure the transparency of the organ allocation mechanism, as well as the observance of all legal regulations in force, the Health Ministry pointed out on ...

EIB inks EUR 1.5 mln consultancy contract with Romania’s Health Ministry

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed an agreement of consultancy services with the Health Ministry of Romania worth EUR 1.5 million aiming to facilitate the development of three regional hospitals in Iasi, Cluj-Napoca and Craiova, business-review.eu reports. The construction of the new hospitals is included in the Romanian Strategy for health sector and in the Operational Regional Program for 2014-2020 ...

Over 43,000 health specialists left Romania, from 2007 to present

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Over 43,000 health specialists have requested the Health Ministry, from 2007 to present, the necessary documents in order to emigrate, announced on Monday, Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu, at the Government House, on the occasion of the launch of the National Strategy for Human Resources in ...

Tourism : Ten-month arrivals in tourist accommodation establishments up by almost 11 pct YoY

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

January - October 2016 arrivals in Romania's tourist accommodation establishment were almost 11 pct higher YoY, topping 9.43 million, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) announced in a release. "Of the total number of the arrivals in hospitality facilities over Jan. 1 — Oct. 31, 2016, Romanian tourists accounted for 77.1 pct, while foreign tourists accounted for the rest of 22.9 pct; both figures are close to those registered in the ...

Healthcare: Oncologist physicians request performing equipment and innovating treatments for cancer patients

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Oncologists pointed out on Tuesday, at a specialised conference, the need of funds allocated for performing equipment and the implementation of innovating treatments for cancer patients. Alxandru Grigorescu, senior physician at “Prof. Dr. Alexandru Trestioreanu” Institute, said at the conference “Pria Oncology - Access to treatment. System reformation. Price. Education and prevention” that the oncology field in Romania continues ...

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