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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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%), ...

Ryanair has cheap plane tickets from Bucharest to 7 destinations

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ryanair launches an offer of cheap airplane tickets from Bucharest to seven destinations over February-April. Ryanair announced record early bookings for summer 2017 and includes a new route to Palermo (3 flights a week), three new services to Berlin (12 flights a week), Bristol (two flights a week) and Timisoara (two daily flights) and several flights to Brussels, Dublin and Milan. On the overall there will be 13 routes from ...

EC backs Romania with 57 mln euro for road upgrade project

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The European Commission (EC) said on Thursday it is providing 57 million euro ($60.7 million) to finance a road reconstruction project in northern Romania, seenews.com reads. The funds coming from the Operational Programme Transport 2007-2013 will be used to finance the reconstruction of a section of DN1C national road located between the city of Dej, in Cluj county, and Baia Mare, in Maramures county, the Commission said in a press ...

Trade: Romanian online retail booms in 2016

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Online sales of physical products in Romania soared 30 percent year on year to over 1.8 billion euros (1.91 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, industry data revealed on Wednesday quoted by xinhuanet.com. The sales didn't include services, bill payments, plane tickets, event tickets, hotel reservations, travel etc., according to a report released by Romania's e-commerce market authority GPeC. GPeC is the most important e-commerce ...

Agriculture: Romania tops EU honey production

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Romania produces the most honey in the whole of the European Union, according to a new report published by the European Commission, neweurope.eu reads. The findings show that Romania produced 35,000 tonnes of honey last year and 20,000 tonnes in 2014. Spain follows with 32,300 tonnes and Hungary with 30,700 tonnes in 2015. As reported by Romania Insider online, European beekeepers received some €66.2m in EU funds in 2015. ...

Cars: New passenger car registrations in Romania rise 17% in 2016 – ACEA

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New passenger car registrations in Romania increased 17% to 94,424 last year, exceeding the 2015 growth rate, provisional data from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, ACEA, indicated on Tuesday, seenews.com informs. In December alone, new car sales in the country rose 6.8% year-on-year, reaching 9,331, ACEA said in a statement. Romanian car maker Dacia's sales in the EU increased by 9.6% year-on-year, reaching ...

Dacia established new commercial record with sales of over 584,000 vehicles in 2016

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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Last year, Dacia sold 584,219 units, 6% more compared to the level reached in 2015, reaching a new commercial record. At international level, Dacia sales exceeded 545,000 units, according to data sent on Tuesday by the automobile manufacturer. Dacia maintains a leading position in the Romanian market with 38,861 vehicles sold, 5.2% more than in 2015, according to company estimates. The offer was renewed in 2016 by launching new ...

Tourism: Travel tendencies in 2017: destinations attracting Romanians most

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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More and more Romanians prefer travelling in Europe, to destinations bordering the Mediterranean Sea or the Atlantic Ocean, where local culture and experiences are familiar, and also toward Africa and Asia, for exotic, refined holidays. Specialists of the independent, free search engine for travel offers Momondo.ro analysed the Romanians’ travel preferences in 2015 and 2016 and identified the main travel tendencies to be found in 2017. Romanians ...

Agriculture: 9,926.7 tons of wine exported in the first nine months of last year

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Romania exported in the first nine months of last year 9,926.7 tons of wine from fresh grapes, up by almost 22pct compared to the same period of the previous year when exports totaled 8,145.6 tons, according to the trade balance in agricultural products supplied by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development ...

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