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Foreign direct investments up by over 186 pct in first 11 months of 2021

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 The direct investments of non-residents (FDI) in Romania increased by 186.44 pct in the first 11 months of 2021, to 6.866 billion euros, compared to 2.397 billion euros between January and November 2020, according to data from the National Bank of Romania (BNR), submitted on Thursday .

"The direct investments of non-residents in Romania amounted to 6.866 billion euros (compared to 2.397 billion euros in the period January - November 2020), of which the equity participations (including the estimated net reinvested profit) amounted to 5.499 million euros, and the intragroup loans recorded a net value of 1.367 million euros," the BNR data said.

The number of companies with foreign capital newly established in Romania increased, in the first 11 months of 2021, by 42.2 pct, compared to the same period in 2020, to 5,284 units, according to the data centralized by the National Trade Register Office (ONRC).

The 5,284 new companies had a total subscribed share capital of USD 41.109 million, 107.3 pct higher than that of the companies registered in January - November 2020, of USD 19,828 million.

In November 2021, 558 companies with foreign participation in the capital were registered. Depending on the business, most registrations were registered in wholesale and retail trade, cars and motorcycles repairs (28.32 pct of the total), professional, administrative, scientific and technical activities (21.15 pct) and construction (12.37 pct).

At the end of November 2021, in Romania there were 236,260 companies with foreign participation in the share capital with a value of the subscribed capital standing at USD 64.354 billion.

The largest number of companies with foreign participation was with investors from Italy, respectively 50,517 (subscribed capital of USD 3.902 billion), but the highest value of the share capital belongs to Dutch firms, respectively USD 12.441 billion, in 5,656 companies.

 

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