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Trade: GfK: The durable goods market in Romania grew by 10.5 pc in H1

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sales of durable goods in Romania grew by 10.5 percent in the first half of this year over the same period in 2016 to EUR 1.177 billion, according to GfK Temax study, which also shows that the telecom and the small household appliances sector recorded the highest increases of 19.1 percent over the same period in 2016., romaniajournal.ro informs. In the durable goods category are products such as vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, washing machines, TVs, ...

Romania imported 42,600 tons of poultry in the first four months of 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


 Romania imported 42,600 tons of poultry in the first four months of this year, up 6 pct as compared to the similar period in 2016, while exports were 2.4 times lower in the same period, of only 17,600 tons respectively, according to the trade balance in agrifood ...

Cars: Green car sales reached 1,237 units in the first seven months of 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Green car sales (hybrid and one hundred-percent electric) reached 1,237 units in the first seven months of the year, having almost tripled (+ 210.48 pct) as compared to the same period of 2016, according to statistics with the Association of Automobile Manufacturers and Importers ...

Telecom. IT : Romania has fifth fastest broadband internet in world

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Romania is among the countries with the fastest fixed broadband internet, according to the latest statistics published by Ookla, the company behind the Speedtest platform. According to the Speedtest Global Index, which ranks countries by mobile and fixed broadband internet speed, Romania was ranked fifth in July on fixed broadband with a speed of 91.48 Mbs on download and 67.60 on upload. On mobile, the country came was ranked ...

Healthcare:PRIMER: Double fiscal taxes, cause disappearance of Romanian made medicines

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


PRIMER (Organization of Industrial Medicine Manufacturers in Romania) warn that double fiscal taxes applied as of 2009 is the only cause of disappearance of medicines produced in Romania. Of the 1,000 medicines to which double taxes have been applied and which cost less than 25 lei in pharmacies and hospitals, less than 200 are not profitable because of over taxation, says Dragos Damian, PRIMER manager. PRIMER warn that Romanian medicine factories have ...

Tourism : Orbis Hotel Group to open first ibis Styles in Bucharest in 2018

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Orbis Hotel Group, strategic partner of world-leading travel and lifestyle group AccorHotels in Eastern Europe expands its network of hotels by signing a management agreement for an ibis Styles hotel in Bucharest with local partner and investor, Constructii Erbasu, business-review.eu informs.   Following its full renovation, the existing building, located in the Pipera-Aurel Vlaicu area, Bucharest’s business ...

Infrastructure : Transgreen, a 2.48-million-euro project to build green transport infrastructure in the Carpathian area

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Romania has become a partner in the Transgreen project, an initiative financed by about 2.48 million euro, which aims to develop in the Carpathians motorway and railway infrastructure that will have a low impact on the environment, according to WWF-Romania, a project partner organisation. The Transgreen project officially started on January 1, 2017 and is ...

Wizz Air Announces Massive Expansion in Iasi

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wizz Air on August 11 announced that it will further expand its Iasi operations, adding a second Airbus A320 aircraft at its Iasi base in April 2018, finchannel.com reads. At the same time WIZZ will launch six long-awaited routes from Iasi to Eindhoven (Netherlands), Dortmund (Germany), Thessaloniki (Greece), Billund (Denmark), Malmo (Sweden) and Paris Beauvais (France). The new connections together with the weekly frequencies increase of the popular ...

Works at a new Danube bridge might start in 2018 in Giurgiu

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Executive Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Senator Niculae Badalau, on Thursday told a press conference that works at a new Danube bridge might start in 2018 in Giurgiu, with Chinese companies carrying out the ...

Telecom.IT : Romania, in Europe’s gray area on the digitalisation map in tax administration

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Along with Bulgaria and Malta, Romania is lagging behind the digitalisation processes of administrative-fiscal procedures, such as conducting electronic tax audits (E-audit), Deloitte Romania survey reveals quoted by romaniajournal.ro. Thus, the most advanced countries in the digitalisation field in tax administration processes are Austria, Lithuania, Slovenia, Hungary, Portugal and Poland, which have implemented both Standard Audit File for Tax ...

AKTA to enter the domestic mobile phone market as of August 15

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Romanian telecom operator Digital Cable Systems (DCS), operating under AKTA brand, has signed a MVNO – Mobile Virtual Network Operator – contract with Telekom Romania Mobile Communications and will launch mobile services, capital.ro informs quoted by romaniajournal.ro. Thus, AKTA enters the domestic mobile phone market, as of August 15, offering also analogue and digital television services, fixed telephony and internet. Its mobile phone ...

Cars: The new registrations* of cars increased by 66.0% in Q II 2017, compared to Q II 2016

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


The new registrations of road vehicles for passenger transport increased by 64.1 % in Quarter II ...

Logan, Duster and Sandero in top 25 of best sold cars in Russia

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Duster, Logan and Sandero were in the top of best sold 25 models in Russia in July, according to data published on Tuesday by the Association of European Businesses (AEB), while deliveries of automobiles and light commercial vehicles in this market went up by 18.6% to 129,685 units, compared to the same period of 2016, Reuters informs. It is the third month on a row of sale increases by 10%, a sign which shows that the Russia car market is recovering ...

Toyota sales in Romania jump to over EUR 100 mln in H1

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Toyota sales in Romania reached over EUR 116 million in the first semester of the year, while the Inchape group, Toyota Romania is part of, registered a turnover of EUR 116.4 million, representing a 25.9 percent year-on-year increase, a record for the last 7 years, business-review.eu reads. „This year started very well for Toyota Romania, which was reflected in the turnover registered by Inchape group. The segments ...

DRPCIV: new car registrations were almost 22 percent up YoYin H1 this year

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

January - July new car registrations were almost 22 percent up YoY to 56,343 units, but used car registrations soared by over 82 percent to approximately 295,000 units, reveals data released on Thursday by the Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration Department (DRPCIV). July's new car registrations stood at 11,335 units, up by 5.27 percent from the ...

Trade with  motor  vehicles  increased  by  9.9%  and  the  market  services increased by 14.1% în June

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Compared  to the previous month, in  June 2017, the  turnover volume of  the  trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles increased both as gross series by 2.8% and as adjusted series according ...

Registrations of second hand cars reached up to 350,700 units January through July

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Registrations of second hand cars reached up to 350,700 units January through July in Romania, resulting thus an increase by 69,21 per cent compared to the same period of 2016, according to a statistics of the Directorate for Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration ...

Agriculture : Romania exported live animals worth 39.3 million euro in the first four months of 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Romania exported live animals worth 39.3 million euro in the first four months of 2017, by 12.9 pct higher than in the same period last year, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). Imports of live animals amounted to 53.4 million euro, by 2.3 pct higher than in the January-April 2016 period, resulting in a deficit of over 14 million euro on this segment. In the first four months, FOB exports amounted to ...

Romania imported foodstuff worth EUR 3.2bn in H1

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


In the first semester of 2017, Romania’s imports totalled EUR 36.7 billion, of which 8.8% were foodstuff imports – EUR 3.2 billion, romaniajournal.ro reports. Such a level hasn’t been recorded after 1989 and it is double against H1 2008, official statistics reveal. Data released on Wednesday by the National Statistics Institute (INS) show that Romania’s agro-food exports in H1 2017 were worth only EUR 2.1 billion, resulting in a ...

The  quantity  of  cow’s  milk  collected  by  processing  units in June 2017 up 13.7% from June 2016 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

-The  quantity  of  cow’s  milk  collected  by  processing  units  from  agricultural  holdings  and  collection centres in  June 2017 decreased by 1.2% compared  to May 2017 and was up 13.7%  from June 2016. The  quantity  of  cow’s  milk  collected  by processing  ...

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