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Telecom. IT: Data centralized by ANCOM for 2020

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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12 years since launching the service moving phone numbers from one network to another , Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) published at the end of 2020, new data informing that over 7 million Romanians selected that option.  Of them, 6,121,287 are mobile phone numbers and 884,433 are fixed numbers.   ANCOM numbers show that over January-September 2020, RCS&RDS ...

ANCOM prepares tender for 5G services in 2021

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The year 2020 started as promising for Romania with the plans to complete the tender for 5G frequencies, but the changes that appeared in the whole world because of the coronavirus pandemic made Bucharest authorities stick to initial calendar. ANCOM officials became more attentive in their statements and finally admitted that the implementation of 5G technology in Romania had to ...

The best countries to set up an online business: Romania ranked 39th out of 99 countries

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Romania ranked 39th out of 99 countries in a study which explores the best country to start an online business.Researchers looked at 20 different categories across the 99 countries; covering internet ...

Agriculture: APIA authorizes payments worth 2.09 B euro to 760,465 farmers

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Agency for Payments and Intervention in Agriculture (APIA) has authorized the payment of 2.09 billion euros to 760,465 farmers as subsidies for 2020, the institution informed on Wednesday."The Agency for Payments and Intervention in Agriculture (APIA) continues to authorize regular payments under the 2020 Campaign, with payments authorized so far to 760,465 farmers, representing 92.64 per cent of the total number of eligible farmers who submitted a single ...

Raw milk imports increase by 26.1 pct during first 11 months of 2020

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The import of raw milk went up by 26.1% during the first 11 months of 2020, while the quantity of milk collected by the processing and exploitation units was by 1.1% higher than in the same period of the previous year, according to the data published on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).During the interval of January 1 - November 30, 2020, there was an increase of 11,335 tons of milk that the processing units ...

Infrastructure: Ministry: infrastructure projects to be completed and commissioned this year 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Catalin Drula, the minister of transports and infrastructure, presented on Friday, at his first press conference since investment, infrastructure projects to be completed and commissioned this year.   Projects to be completed in 2021: Lot 2 of Sebes-Turda highway, the last 29 km of the project; Ungheni-Targu ...

Bucharest Airport pays EUR 48 mln on land for new terminal

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Bucharest Airports Company, which operates Romania's biggest airport - Henri Coanda in Otopeni, announced on Thursday that the expropriations for the new terminal approach completion, as the last details before the payment of compensations to the landowners are being addressed.   The company will pay total compensations worth RON 236 million (EUR 48 mln) to almost 1,000 landowners affected by the ...

Trade: Record-setting December performance for Romanian online shopping as sales jump 99 pct YoY

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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December 2020 set new records in terms of the number and value of orders placed with the online stores managed by the local e-commerce shopping platform MerchantPro, with YoY increases of 83 percent and 99 respectively, shows data released by the company.The average value of the order placed with the more than 1,500 stores operating on the SaaS-type platform remained constant in 2020 at 225 lei. December's largest order was over 40,000 euros, for specialized ...

Cars: APIA: 507,846 new and second hand cars registered in Romania in 2020

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

507,846 new and second hand cars were registered in Romania in 2020, 16.2% fewer than in 2019. Of them 126,351 were new cars (on the drop by 21.8%) and 381,495 were second hand cars (14.2% fewer), according to data released by the Automobile Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA).   Top 5 new cars registered in 2020 is: Dacia (39,939 units), Skoda (10,288 units), ...

Romanian auto-market drops by 22.6% in 2020,

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The sales of new cars in Romania have dropped by 22.6% in 2020, as opposed to the previous year, although vehicle registration recorded growth in the last 4 months of the year, and the sales of green automobile have gone up by 103.5%, according to the data published on Tuesday by the Automobile Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA).On the national market, the top brands (automobiles + commercial vehicles), at the end of 2020, is led by Dacia, with 42,356 ...

New Dacia registrations in Romania at 47,380 in 2020

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

With 47,380 new vehicles registered in Romania in 2020, car manufacturer Dacia saw its market share increase 2.4 percent from the previous year to 32.4 percent, shows data released by the company on Tuesday.The total number of registrations includes 5,024 Dacia vehicles delivered for the Romanian Police fleet.For the tenth straight year in 2020 Romania's top three best-selling cars were Logan, Duster and Sandero, each of them recording also a share ...

Real Estate: The office market falls by 36 pct, to 300,000 square meters

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Last year, the Romanian office market fell by 36% from a record 470,000 square meters in 2019 to 300,000 square meters, real estate consulting company JLL Romania announced on Tuesday.According to the quoted source, the areas include transactions carried out through agents and those concluded directly between the landlords and tenants."Nearly 120,000 square meters of office space representing new demand means that offices have been rented for at least ...

Infrastructure: Sea goods transport on the drop by 9.6% in first 9 months of 2020

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The sea transport of goods recorded, in the first 9 months of 2020, a 9.6% drop, compared to the same period of 2019, loaded and unloaded goods in ports where sea going ships operate totaling 35,195 million tons, according to data centralized by the National Statistics Institute.In the case of unloaded goods, the drop was only 13.15, while for loaded goods it was 6%.   Ports with the most intense ...

Agriculture: Romania exported livestock of over 302 million euros, over January- September 2020

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Romania exported livestock of 302.21 million euros in the first 9 months of 2020, on the drop by 6.4% against the same period of the previous year, when incomes exceeded 332.85 million euros, according to the commercial balance sheet for foodstuff supplied by the Ministry of Agriculture and rural Development (MADR).   The quantity exported to EU and non EU countries was 139,603 tons in the first 9 months ...

Romania's oleaginous production on the drop by 42% due to drought

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Romania's   oleaginous production – sunflower, rape and soy – obtained in 2020 totaled  2.78 million tons. Extreme drought affected extensive farming areas in the country reducing the crop by 42% compared to 2019, according to data supplied by the Ministry of Agriculture and rural Development (MADR).Yield also registered a drop of a ton and a half, from 2,662 kg/ha in 2019 to 1,065 kg/ha in ...

Potato production in 2020, slightly over 2 million tons

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The potato production obtained in 2020 slightly went past 2 million tons, but registered a drop from the previous year, by almost 21%, when it had a total of 2.62 million tons, according to the data provided by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR),The yield per hectare registered a recoil of almost 3 tons, from 15,44 tons in 2019, to 12,56 tons in 2020, and the area of cultivation went by 4,394 hectares.According to the data from ...

Telecom.IT: Eight out of ten households in Romania had home internet network in 2020

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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Over three quarters of the total number of households in Romania (78.2%) had access, in 2020, to the home internet network, more by 2.5 percentage points compared to the previous year, according to data published on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).In this growth margin, the proportion of people aged 16 to 74 who have ever used the Internet was 85.9%, by 3.6 percentage points more than in 2019.According to the same source, out ...

Real Estate: Apartment prices in Romania return to pre-crisis level

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Apartment prices in Romania resumed their upward trend in the second part of 2020 and ended the year with a 2.2% advance compared to the end of 2019. The evolution reflects the prices asked by the sellers on the specialized marketplace Imobiliare.ro and not actual transactions.   Given the methodology, based on the average price of apartments irrespective of their location within an urban area, the increase is rather within ...

Govt. keeps VAT rate unchanged for more expensive homes

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Government postponed by one year increasing the threshold for the preferential 5% VAT rate applied at the sale of new apartments and houses, Ziarul ...

E-commerce boosts local industrial and logistics market

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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2020 is going to be remembered not just as the year of the pandemic, but also the year when e-commerce crossed the chasm from niche to mainstream, the industrial and logistics segment seems to be the star of the real estate segment right now.   The pandemic has placed the industrial and logistics segment into the spotlight, as it was among the business sectors that were generally less affected in the short-term and were ...

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