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Telecom.IT : Telekom Romania to invest in 4G, reduce reliance on roaming

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Telekom Romania will continue to invest in the expansion of its own LTE mobile network in areas with high data traffic in order to reduce its reliance on Orange's infrastructure, according to OTE CEO Michael Tsamaz cited by local paper Ziarul Financar, telecompaper.com reports. Tsamaz was speaking during a meeting with analysts and investors. Tsamaz said this approach allows the company to replace the expensive arrangements through which it has access ...

Real estate: C&W Echinox: Bucharest has 1.4 sq.m of offices per capita, half compared to Warsaw and Prague

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bucharest, with a stock of modern offices of 2.55 million square meters, has a density of 1.4 sq m per capita, half the level of Warsaw and Prague, cities where the density of modern offices exceeded the level of 3 sq.m/capita, according to an analysis made by the real estate consulting company C&W Echinox. In point of density, Bucharest is now at the level of secondary towns in Poland, such as Cracow, Wroclaw or Katowice, where the density of ...

New and old properties in Romania record increases in price indices in Q1

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

New and old properties in Romania record increases in price indices in Q1, according to the Eurobank Property Services Residential Indices, business-review.eu reports. Dunare & Black Sea Index recorded a 2.5 percent quarterly increase, while the indices for Muntenia, Moldova and South registered quarterly increases of 1.1 percent, 1.6 percent and 1 percent respectively. On a year-on-year basis, all divisions showed positive price ...

Agriculture: Romania had 2 million cows, 4.7 million pigs and 11.3 million sheep in December 2016

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Animal stock of breeders in Romania dropped last year for almost all categories, except for sheep, which recorded an advance, according to data published by the National Statistics Institute . On December 1, 2016, there were 2.05 million cattle, 4.708 million pigs, 11.35 million sheep and goats and 75,69 million poultry. Compared to December 1, 2015, the number of cattle dropped by 2% (-42,700), pigs by 4.4% (-219,200) and ...

Petre Daea, minister of agriculture: We can irrigate 400,000 hectares

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Petre Daea, the minister of agriculture recently declared in Timisoara that one of the objectives of the present government is to have 2 million hectares of irrigable land in Romania. About 400,000 ha can be irrigated at present. On the other hand, Petre Daea pointed out that he has in view the irrigation system in Romania- a project that has started for a few weeks. The government program has money for the project to rehabilitate 2 million ha of ...

In  2016,  the  forest  area  maintained  almost  the  same  level as that of the previous year

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


The total area of Romania's forests maintained in 2016, approximately at the same level compared to the previous year, recording an increase of 0.1 percent, while the volume of timber harvested diminished by 5.2 percent, the data of the National Institute of Statistics (INS) ...

Romania exported record volume of wheat in March 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

In March 2017 Romania exported 627 KMT of wheat, which was 64% higher than record, achieved in March last year (383 KMT), reportsUkrAgroConsult. Key buyers of March were Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, UAE, Sudan, and Turkey. Thus, since the beginning of 2016/17 (July-March) Romania exported 5970 KMT of wheat, ...

Romania lodged 1,859 answers on the modernisation and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Romania lodged 1,859 answers within the public consultation on the modernisation and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) launched by the European Commission, which is only 0.58 percent of the total answers received from the Member States, according to the data released by the European Executive's ...

Infrastructure: 60% increase of passenger traffic at Sibiu International Airport in first 4 months of 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Passenger interest in routes operated by Sibiu International Airport grew by 60% in the first four months of the ongoing year, compared to the similar period of 2016, registering over 137,000 passengers on regular international flights, airport representatives announced on Friday. According to a press release issued on Friday by airport representatives, in January, February, March and April 2017, there were 137,612 passengers on regular international ...

Romania, among first countries in EU for river transport of goods

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

While in EU about three quarters of the overall domestic goods transport was on road in 2014 and 6.7% on domestic rivers, the Netherlands and Romania are countries where the river transport of goods had the highest shares in EU - 46% and 29%, according to data published. Reported to the population, Luxembourg ranked first in EU, in 2014, with the largest quantity of goods transported on road per capita (over 15,000 tons-km per capita). At the opposite ...

Real estate: Report - 1,400 residential ensembles under construction in largest Romanian cities

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

About 1,400 residential ensembles with at least 30 apartments are being developed in Bucharest, Cluj Napoca, Timisoara, Constanta, Iasi, Brasov and Sibiu, according to a report publised by imobiliare.ro website. Most projects are in Bucharest, the next city having less than a half. According to imobiliare.ro data, the interest in the new residential segment has trebled since 2012, while 60% of potential buyers would choose a new ...

Romania ranks third in top European countries with newest stock of malls

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Romania ranks third in the top of European countroes with the newest stock of malls, when 82% of functional commercial centres at the end of 2016 were commissioned in the last ten years, compared to only 38% at European level, according to the analysis made by a real estate consulting company. About 2.1 million square metres of an existing mall stock (without retail park and commercial galleries), about 1.7 million sq m were delivered between 2007 and ...

Trade: 90 pc of the toys on the Romanian market are imported

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Games and toys market in Romania will pass the EUR 230 million threshold this year, according to a study of Perceptum marketing agenc quoted by romaniajournal.ro. The segment with the highest increase of about 80 percent, will be the construction toys (Lego-type). The largest share of the total toy market is registered by the various toys like those for infant and dynamic toys (kites, hoola hoops, fresbees, rattles, ...

Romania's beverage and tobacco exports exceed 557 million euros in first two months of 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Romania exported in the first two months of 2017 beverages and tobacco worth 557.6 million euros, by 162.1 million euros under the level recorded in the similar period of 2016, according to the data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). Beverage and tobacco imports stood at 363 million euros, lower by 25.7 million compared to the ones in ...

Mega Image, another retailer billionaire in euro in Romania

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The local food complex is a market dominated by ten foreign players who have cumulated business of almost 50 billion lei (11 billion euro), almost 60 % of the total of the market. The stage is divided between Kaufland, Carrefour and Lidl. In the second part of the top there were changes, Profi and Mega Image going up some ...

Romanian Beer Producers Association- 80 l/per capita consumption in 2016

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Beer market value was 15.8 million hl in 2016, while per capita consumption was 80 litres, the market beer in Romania preserving its  national character. The share of local production was over 97% of domestic consumption, while exports recorded a slight drop of 0.08 million hl in 2016 against 2015, reaching a total of 0.42 million hl, according the the Beer Producers Association. In 2016 the total level of investments was 69.7 million euros, on ...

Healthcare: Market of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines reached 780.3 million lei in Romania in the first three months of 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The market of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, dietary supplements and personal care medical devices reached 780.3 million lei in Romania in the first three months of the year, a 22 pct increase over the same period in 2016, informs a specialised study released on ...

Telecom. IT: Romania broadband mobile internet connections rise 13.5% in 2016

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Romania's telecoms regulator, ANCOM, said on Tuesday the number of mobile broadband internet connections in the country increased 13.5% on the year to 16.6 million at the end of 2016, outpacing fixed connections, seenews.com reads. Fixed broadband Internet connections rose by an annual 4.4% to 4.4 million last year, ANCOM said in a press release. The penetration rate of mobile broadband internet rose by ...

Romanian paid TV customers up 3% to 7.3 mln by end-2016

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Romania's number of subscribers to paid audio-visual  retransmission services in Romania were up by 3 percent to 7.3 million by end-2016, according to the data reported by the providers quoted by telecompaper.com. Cable TV customers reached more than 4.7 million, DTH customers were 2.4 million and IPTV customers 95,000. Of the cable TV customers, 45 percent (2.1 million) were using cable networks and 2 percent or 95,000 used IPTV. DTH ...

BlackBerry KeyOne Launches in Malaysia and Romania

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Blackberry KeyOne is now available for pre-orders in Malaysia and Romania, geeky-gadgets.com informs. Unfortunately, there’s no word about the exact shipping dates for the handsets, except that it will start shipping later this month. Customers residing in Malaysia will be able to grab the handset for RM 2,688 ($625), and avail a free JBL T450BT wireless headset with the pre-orders. As for Romania, the handset is priced at LEI ...

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