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Cars: Over 6,000 ecological cars, acquired by the Romanians over 11 months: an increase of 150% for electric cars

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


The number of ‘gree’ cars bought by the Romanians over the first eleven months of the year, has increased by almost 50% as compared to the similar period of 2018, getting to 6,015 units, show the data of the Association of Producers and Importers of Vehicles (APIA). At general level, the share of ecological cars in the total of domestic market is 3.8% as compared to 2.8% over the first eleven months of last year.The data ...

Registrations of new, used cars in Romania, up 0.27pct in 2019

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The number of registrations of new and used cars in Romania in 2019 reached 606,163, up 0.27pct from the previous year, when 604,535 registrations were reported, according to data with the Driving Licence and Vehicle Registration Directorate (DRPCIV) released on Thursday.According to official statistics, of the total 12-month reports, the registrations of used cars were of 444,601 units, down 6.13pct from 2018, while the registrations of new cars increased by ...

Infrastructure : Investment needs in Romania's rail, road infrastructure - 40bn euros in 10 years

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


The investments needs in rail and road infrastructure in Romania amounts to about 40 billion euros in the next 10 years, and our country will have to borrow from foreign partners to achieve these goals, Minister of Transport Lucian Bode said on Tuesday."In an analysis that we have conducted and I saw myself, in the next 10 years the need for investments in Romania in road and rail infrastructure exceeds 36 billion euros. We must all sit at the table and say: this ...

Blue Air opens eight new flight routes from Romania, this summer

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The airline Blue Air announces the launch of eight new flight routes from the airports in Bucharest, Iasi and Bacau, starting this summer.According to a Blue Air's press release, from Bucharest, the route to Munich will be inaugurated on June 15, with four flights a week, and on June 16 the first Blue Air aircraft will take off from Iasi to Verona, where three flights per week will be scheduled.At the same time, Blue Air launches six new routes from ...

Healthcare: Mandatory vaccination is a priority for health minister

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Mandatory vaccination is a priority, local health minister Victor Costache said at local news station Realitatea TV, adding that he supports such an idea. In support of his statement, the minister referred to the period before the 1989 Revolution when vaccination was done in schools and was mandatory. “Vaccination was a success in Romania, it was a ...

Eurostat: Romania is the EU leader in breast cancer screening

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


  Only 0.2% of women in Romania, between the ages of 50 and 69, performed in 2017 the screening for breast cancer screening, which is by far the lowest percentage registered by a member country of the European Union. According to estimates released by Eurostat. the statistical office of the European Union., in 2017, the proportion of women aged 50-69 years who had been screened for breast cancer (using a mammography) within ...

Tourism : Over 12.4 mln arrivals, in tourist accommodation establishments in Romania, in first eleven months of 2019

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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’ accommodation decreased by 1.6 %, respectively by 1.8% in November 2019. Compared to November 2018, in November 2019 customs registered an increase in the arrivals of foreign visitors of 5.4 % and a increase of 7.2% in the departures ...

Romanian tourists prefer short trips, accommodation at relatives or friends

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Romanian tourists prefer short trips of four nights at the most and seek accommodation at relatives or friends, shows data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS), which reveals that most of the Romanians' holiday trips in the first three quarters of 2019 were of 1-3 nights.Tourist trips by residents in the reporting period stood at 15.326 million, up by 6.6 percent YoY.Holiday trips accounted for 90.2 percent of the total, while ...

Telecom. IT: RCS&RDS, Telekom, Vodafone and Orange fined 1.6 million lei for not fulfilling obligations of mobile phone coverage

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) announced it had fined RCS&RDS with 800,000 lei, Telekom Mobile with 700,000 lei, Vodafone with 60,000 lei and Orange with 50,000 lei for not fulfilling obligations of mobile phone coverage. “During a campaign we checked coverage of mobile voice coverage in 13,400 localities with more than 10 inhabitants  and measured over 246,000 km of national, ...

Agriculture: Egypt bought 120,000 tons of wheat from Romania at the price of 245,59 dollars/ton, delivery included

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

GASC, the General Authority for Supply Commodities from Egypt, the entity in charge of strategic wheat purchases on behalf of the Egyptian state, bought 300,000 tons of wheat from Ukraine, Romania and Russia at a tender organized on January 8, at the average price of 245.71 dollars, delivery included, UkrAgroConsult informs. At this tender, GASC bought 60,000 tons of wheat from Ukraine at 245.93 dollars/ton, 120,000 tons of wheat from Romania (60,000 ...

MADR: Lower production of cow milk, pork meat, eggs and honey in first 10 months, 2019. Increases for beef, lamb meat and wool

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The cow milk production dropped by 3% in the first 10 months, 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, on the background of a 6% drop of the number of cattle, while the beef meat  production recorded an increase of 7% in the mentioned period, according to data supplied by the Ministry of Agriculture. “In the first 10 months of 2019, the number of cattle dropped by 6% against the same period of 2018. The drop was obvious with small farms of ...

Real Estate: The real estate market in 2019: Cluj-Napoca had, again the biggest increase of price

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


The prices of apartments have continued in 2019 the upwards trend, but they have also started a slightly more abrupt one as compared to 2018. Cluj-Napoca had, again the biggest increases of price. The capital city was at a considerable distance behind, according to the data sent by the portal Imobiliare.ro. At the end of December 2019,  the average sum required for the apartments available for sale at national level (both old and new) reached ...

Infrastructure: TAROM signs acquisition agreement for nine new ATR 72-600 aircraft

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The national airline TAROM signed the leasing agreement for nine new ATR 72-600 aircraft, with 72 seats, to be used in the regional, domestic and international flights, and to replace the existing ATRs the company has now in its fleet, the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications (MTIC) announced on Friday."I saw that, in the recent time, after going through several "turbulences," the national airline TAROM is beginning to recover. Ever since my ...

Cluj Avram Iancu Airport receives 44 million lei for development

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The management of the Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport signed contracts for funding from non-reimbursable funds under the Large Infrastructure Operational Programme for two major development projects, with a total value worth 44 million lei."It is an extraordinary success of the airport. The Airport concluded and signed funding contracts, two contracts, worth almost 10 million euro, very important for the development of the airport. It is the taxiway, where ...

Infrastructure in Romania – present stage

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Romania has now 836 km of operational highways. In 2019 only 22.14 km, Lugoj-Deva lot 4, were commissioned, although transport minister  Rovana Plumb promised at the beginning of 2019 that there would be 180 km of highway ready by the end of the year. Later on, when Razvan Cuc returned at the head of the Ministry of Transports, the promise dropped to 100 km for 2019 and succeeded to open 22.14 km for lot 4 of Lugoj-Deva highway. Lot 3 of the same ...

Agriculture: Ministry of Agriculture: Corn production drops by 9% in 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


In 2019 Romania obtained 16.99 million tons of corn maize, on the drop by 9% (1.67 million tons) compared to 2018, when it obtained 18.66 million tons, although the area was bigger by 240,000 ha,  according to data supplied by the Ministry of Agriculture. In 2019, the area cultivated with corn exceeded 2.65 million ha, while in 2018  lands growing corn occupied 2.41 million hectares. This year's profit was about 6,500 ...

Tourism : Over 1.72 million tourist arrivals in Bucharest in first ten months of 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Over 1.72 million tourist arrivals were registered in Bucharest in the first ten months of this year, the highest number being recorded in September, respectively 196,410, according to the data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Most arrivals, respectively 1.63 million (94.7pct of the total), were registered in hotels.As for the overnight stays, their number was 2.99 million, most being in October - 343,720.The index ...

Non-resident tourists spend in Romania about 5.5 billion lei in first 9 months of 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The number of non-resident tourists accommodated in the first nine months of 2019 in Romania's collective tourist accommodation units amounted to about 2.106 million people, and their spending exceeded 5.485 billion lei, according to the data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).The main purpose of their stay in Romania was business and professional: participation in congresses, conferences, courses, trade fairs and exhibitions - 54.6 percent ...

Cars: Lamborghini, Ferrari, Jaguar, among the expensive automobiles registered by Romanians January through November 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Romanians have registered in January through November 2019 as many as 26 new Lamborghini and 18 Ferrari among the expensive automobile brands preferred being also Jaguar, Lexus, Maserati, Bentley and Aston Martin, says a release by the Driving License and Vehicles Registration Directorate (DRPCIV).According to the data released by DRPCIV, in the said period the highest rate of registration of expensive new cars was recorded by Lamborghini (271.3pct), followed by ...

APIA: Romania records consistent car market growth of 8.2% in 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

November recorded an overall car market drop for the second time in 2019 – 1.2% against November 2018, but contrary to many EU states, the Romanian market recorded a consistent growth of 8.2% in the first 11 months of  2019, according to APIA data. The automobile market in Romania registered the sixth growth year in 2019. The general car market growth is only 8.2%, compared to 2018 (against +9.3% in 10 months). However, compared to other EU ...

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