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Cars: New passenger car registrations in Romania rise 22% in Jan - ACEA

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New passenger car registrations in Romania increased 21.7% to 7,059 last year, provisional data from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, ACEA, indicated on Thursda, seenews.com reads. Romanian car maker Dacia's sales in the EU increased by 9.5% year-on-year, reaching 33,183 units in January, ACEA said in a statement. Dacia's market share decreased to 2.8% in January compared to 2.9% in the same period of last ...

Second hand cars registered in the first month of 2017 is 7,708 units

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The number of second hand cars registered in the first month of 2017 is 7,708 units, a significant decrease of 53.20pct compared to the same period in 2016, when 16,471 units were registered, shows the statistic of the Directorate for Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration ...

Healthcare: Romania ranks last in EU for health expenses

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Romania is the EU state which allocates the lowest GDP percentage (5.1% in 2014) for health. Sweden, France, Germany and the Netherlands are at the opposite pole allocating 11% of GDP in 2014, Eurostat data published on Wednesday show. Bulgaria allocated in 2014 8.5% of GDP for health, the Czech Republic 7.6%, Hungary 7.2% and Poland 6.3%. Romania ranks last when it comes to per capita expenses for health, with 388 euros in ...

Healthcare: Romanian private healthcare network MedLife buys local peer Anima

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Romanian privately-owned medical services provider MedLife [BSE: M] said on Monday it has acquired local healthcare services provider Anima for an undisclosed sum, seenews.com reports. MedLife has acquired Anima in order to consolidate its leading position, becoming the only player in Romania with two stratified brands on the market of outpatient care services and corporate subscription and occupational medicine, it said in a filing to the Bucharest ...

Infrastructure: Romania lost close to EUR 1 bln worth of EU funds on transport under 2007-2013 budget

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Romania lost the most European funds during 2007-2013 period in the Operational Sectorial Transport Program, business-review.eu informs. The public authorities were not able to attract EUR 973.1 million just in this segment, according to official data. On the second place is the Environment Operational Sectorial program with EUR 946.6 million and on the third place is the Operational Sectorial Human Resources Development program (POSDRU) with around ...

Cars: In 2016, compared to 2015, the new registrations of cars increased by 19.4%

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

In Quarter IV 2016, the new registrations of road vehicles for passenger transport increased by 6.0 % compared to Quarter IV 2015. In Quarter IV 2016, the new registrations of vehicles for goods transport ...

9,480 vehicles newly registered în the first month of 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

 The first month of 2017 saw 9,480 vehicles newly registered in Romania, an increase by 14.18pct compared to the same period of the previous year, most of the registrations being recorded on cars, namely 7,059 units, shows the data of the Directorate for Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration ...

National fleet advanced 6.21 pct in 2016 from the year before

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

 Romania's national fleet advanced 6.21 pct in 2016 from the year before to more than 7 million vehicles of which over 1.25 million registered in Bucharest, shows data of the Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration Department ...

Telecom. IT : More than 3.66 million mobile and fixed telephony changed service providers since 2008

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

More than 3.66 million mobile and fixed telephony customers have switched service providers since 2008, the year the portability service was rolled out, shows a statistical report of the National Communications Administration and Regulation Authority (ANCOM) released on Thursday. According to ANCOM, of this total 3,010,150 are mobile phone customers (accounting for ...

One third of Romanian Internet users provided, in 2016, online personal data

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

About one third of Romanian Internet users (31 pct) provided, in 2016, online personal data, half the registered average at the level of the European Union (UE), which stands at 71 pct, reveal the results of a study, released publicly on ...

iSense Solutions Study: 10 pct of Romanians watching online video content pay for it

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Only 10 percent of the Romanians that watch video online content pay for it, shows a study conducted by the research company iSense Solutions, for the media agency Initiative, business-review.eu reads. According to the data gathered for every device, only 8 percent of the people that are watching video online content on the smartphone pay for it, a similar percentage being for the laptop/PC, while in the case of the smart TV the openness for this type ...

Agriculture: RNP-Romsilva : the volume of illegally felled timber from the state owned woods dropped with over 16% in 2016

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


The volume of illegal timber felling from the state owned woods administered by the National Department of Forests (RNP) – Romsilva dropped in 2016 with 16.27% against the previous year down to 47,788 cubic metres, announced RNP in a press release. Comparative data show that in 2015 the volume of illegally felled timber from the woods administered by RNP Romsilva was of 57,080 cubic metres. According to the quoted source, ...

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 ...

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