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Cars: The sales for new motocycles have increased in Romania with 14.7% in Q1

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The registrations of new motocycles have increased in Romania wit 14.7% in the first three months în 2020 as compared to the same period of last year, most units being acquired in the region Bucuresti – Ilfov, shows the data of the Association of Producers and Importers of Autovehicles (APIA).According to the statistics, which relies on the aggregated information of the Department for Driving licenses and Vehicle registration (DRPCIV) in Q1 of the year ...

APIA : acquisitions of "green" cars increased in Romania in Q1; market share reaches 5.7pct

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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"Green" cars (electric & hybrid) acquisitions in Europe saw an important increase in the first quarter of 2020, although the general development of the car market was negative, in Romania reaching a market share of 5.7%, compared to only 4.1% in the same period of 2019, according to data from the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA),, which quoted the latest analyses published on this topic."Recent available public analyses show that, in ...

Tourism: Over 2.5 million tourists participated in actions organized by travel agencies in 2019

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The overall number of tourists participating in actions organized by travel agencies in 2019 was of 2,526,500 persons. Of them, 86.1% represented tourists participating in  travel actions organized by travel agencies with organization activity, according to data centralized by the National Statistics Institute. In the domestic tourist activity, Romanian tourists who benefiteed from actions organized by travel agencies with ...

Agriculture : FirstFarms sells 1,675 ha of farmland in western Romania

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Danish group FirstFarms plans to sell over 1,675 hectares of farmland in western Romania. The group bought the land in 2007-2008, but the profitability obtained from cultivating it hasn't been sufficient, the company ...

Telecom. IT: Social Monitor: 84% of Romanian households connected to Internet, EU average is 90%

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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Online education may be an alternative not only for crisis periods but also for isolated communities. In Romania, only 84% of households are connected to the Internet, according to Eurostat data, to a Social Monitor, a project by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Romania. In comparison, at EU level, the average number of households with Internet access is 90%. “The Social Monitor, a project by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Romania, ...

Agriculture: Orban: Purchases of corn and wheat must be urgently made for state reserves

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Prime minister Ludovic Orban recently declared that purchases of wheat and corn must be urgently made for state reserves. Exports will resume when necessary quantities are completed. “In the case of wheat and corn, we must make urgent purchases for the state reserves. We spoke with the finance minister, we will be able to allocate financial resources from the reserve fund. On the other hand, you (Adrian Oros, minister of agriculture), together ...

Market volatility and weak harvest forecast increase need for digitization in the agricultural sector

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

COVID-19 has sparked volatility in international commodity markets, and the agricultural sector is now facing the challenges of hoarding of grains and other agricultural commodities for both food and feed. Commoditrader, a marketplace for online trading of agricultural commodities notes increasing interest in times of market volatility in the agricultural sector after the measures of suspending exports of cereals and then reopening the market taken by Romanian authorities in ...

Cars: ACEA: 6,654 new cars registered in Romania in March, on the drop by 32.2%

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

6,654 new cars were registered in Romania in March, on the drop by 32.2% against the same period of last year, when 9,813 cars were registered, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) statistics released on Friday. According to an Association of Automobile Manufacturers and Importers (APIA) press release, which quotes ACEA data, while in the first two months of 2020 there were relatively moderate drops (-7.5% in ...

Decrease of over one third of commercial vehicle purchases in Romania in Q1

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Acquisitions of commercial vehicles decreased in Romania by 33.3 pct, in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2019, a contraction above the average in the European Union (EU), of respectively 23.2 pct, show the data of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), quoted by the Association of Car Manufacturers and Importers (APIA).According to official statistics, in March 2020, commercial vehicle registrations in the EU ...

Real Estate: Colliers Study: Tenants expect to return to the office over the summer

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Almost 70  percent of landlords and tenants in the office market believe that the Covid-19 epidemics will continue to affect their business throughout this whole year, with first signs of recovery being expected starting with 2021, according to a study conducted by Colliers International among 60 landlords and more than 100 tenants. While most tenants expect their workforce to return to the office before autumn, office market representatives ...

Belgian WDP reveals projects under development in Romania

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Belgian logistics and industrial space developer WDP has announced various projects under way in Romania for big retailers such as Auchan, Carrefour, Decathlon, Profi , but also from other sectors such as Pirelli or Lecom Aggreko. Among the projects completed over the course of the first quarter of 2020, there are also two in Romania, for Auchan, in Stefanestii de Jos, near Bucharest (a 77,000-sqm area following a EUR 45 M investment) and  for ...

Trade: The increase by 25% of the demand for office furniture in April

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The demand for office furniture has increased by 25% as compared to the first three months of last year, while for multifunctional furniture, which could be turned into an office, the requests increased by 47%, shows an analysis made by SoHo Design, a Romanian start-up specialized in the domain of furniture retail, interior decorations and design. Similarly, during April, the demand for office lamps has increased by 40% against the period before ...

Eurostat: Online shopping continues to grow în EU

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Online shopping is continuing to increase in the European Union (EU), says an Eurostat survey “Together with increasing use of the internet and improving security standards, consumers appreciate the possibilities of being able to shop anytime, anywhere, with access to a wide range of products and easy price comparisons. During the current coronavirus pandemic, with high streets in lockdown and consumers under social distancing restrictions, e-commerce can be ...

Romanians buy more online but cut non-essential expenses

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Urgent Cargus, one of the largest courier companies in Romania, expects a 15% higher volume of deliveries in April, compared to February . Its activity has intensified amid the Easter holidays and the restrictions during the state of emergency. There was a peak in the days before the Orthodox Easter when the company had 47% more deliveries than in February. "The closure of many offline stores has boosted online shopping. However, the uncertainty ...

Winemaker Purcari : demand for wine is holding well

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Bucharest-listed Purcari Wineries, one of the largest wine producers in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), announced its sales rose by 9% year-on-year in the first quarter (Q1) . The increase came despite a nearly 50% plunge in exports to China in the same period, due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Orders for April show moderate growth/flat trend, the company announced in a note to investors. The main drag on performance is the shutdown of the HoReCa ...

Smartphone sales in Romania plunge by 50% in April

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The sales of smartphones in Romania surged robustly by 20% in the first two months of the year, compared to the same period last year. However, they plunged suddenly by 50% in annual terms in the last days of March - during the first week of the lockdown period caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, when the shopping malls were closed. The dynamic, namely a sharp 50% contraction in the sales of smartphones, has maintained in April, ...

Infrastructure : Romania has 26,860 km of cobblestone, dirt roads and only 866 km of motorways, in 2019

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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At the end of 2019, the length of the motorways had increased by 5.2%, namely by 43 km, compared to the end of 2018. The electrified railways accounted for 37.4% of the railway network in use at the end of 2019. On 31.XII.2019, the public roads amounted to 86391 km, out of which 17873 km (20.7%) national roads, 35083 km (40.6%) county roads and 33435 km (38.7%) communal ...

Tarom resumes flights as of May 2

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

National flag carrier Tarom has announced it is resuming flights as of May 2. The first available destination will be to Amsterdam, with more flights to follow in the next days to Athens, Paris and Frankfurt. Tarom will operate flights to Amsterdam and Athens on May 2 and May 4, and more flights to Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam are due on May 6. Flights operated by Tarom to Munich will be available on May ...

Wizz Air to reopen its base în Timisoara as of May 1

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air announced on April 25 that it is ready to reopen its base in Timisoara, western Romania, starting May 1. The company will take the corresponding measures for the health and well-being of the passengers during the check-in and on-board procedure. However, resuming operations depends on the decision of the authorities to eliminate or extend the current flight restrictions to and from ...

Romania to propose upcoming EU Transport Ministers Council meeting a set of post-emergency transport guidelines

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

At the extraordinary Council of EU Transport Ministers , Romania will propose that a set of guidelines be put forth on how transport should be carried out after the state of emergency is lifted, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications Lucian Bode said on Friday."The problems in the transport industry are, to the greatest extent, the same in all member states, if we refer strictly to the European Union. I believe that the European Union must ...

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