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Trade: Romania’s e-commerce market may go over EUR 3 bln this year

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


The e-commerce market in Romania will reach over EUR 3 billion in 2018, up from EUR 2.8 billion in 2017, according to estimates by PayU, one of the biggest local online payment processors, romania-insider.com reads. “It’s very easy to create an online store with reasonable costs today and run efficient marketing campaigns to reach the clients,” says PayU Romania country manager Marius ...

988 billion euro surplus in clothing and accessories trade, in first ten months of 2017

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Romania exported, in the first ten months of 2017, clothes and accessories worth 2.264 billion euro, an amount by 6.1 percent lower than in the similar period of 2016, according to data centralised by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). Clothes and accessories imports amounted to 1.275 billion euro, being by 13 percent higher than in the previous year, thus resulting in a 988.4 billion euro surplus on this segment.In the first ten months ...

Tourism : Tourism’s share in GDP increased from 1.5 pc to 2.6 pc in 2017

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The share of tourism in GDP has increased from 1.5 percent in 2016 to around 2.6 percent in 2017, and for this year other major increases are projected, based on the measures applied in 2017, the former Minister of Tourism, Mircea Titus Dobre, stated in a press release presenting the balance sheet of the last year, romaniajournal.ro reads. According to him, a great achievement of 2017 is the granting of holiday vouchers, worth RON 1,450, for the ...

The tourists’ overnight stays in the establishments of  tourists’ reception increased by 6.5% in 2017 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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 increased by 10.5 % and by 11.5 %, respectively, in December ...

Agriculture: Jidvei starts support campaign for creative industries and launches Union Wine

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Jidvei, the wine and liquor producer, will start an event and contest campaign for young creators in the fields of literature, art and music, on the occasion of Romania’s Centennial Anniversary and launches Union Wine, company representatives announced in Bucharest. For Union Wine, Jidvei chose two wines: Feteasca Regala , identified for the first time in the 1920s at Tarnave vineyards, and Rose, a combination of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon ...

Telecom. IT: Mobile phone accessory market in Romania will grow by 10% in Romania this year

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


The Mobile phone accessory market will grow this year by at least 10% in volume, compared to last year, mainly as a result of higher smart phone sales, Costin Soare, the operational manager of Avenir Telecom French group declared for News.ro. The Romanian mobile phone accessory market exceeded 10 million units last year, according to Avenir Tlecom estimates, the distributor of phones, mobile phone accessories and telecommunication ...

Real estate: Bucharest, the most active real estate city in 2017

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


In 2017, Bucharest was the most active city in point of real estate and had the highest rents, while Cluj Napoca can boast the highest sale price per square metre, according to a specialised analysis  released on Thursday by a real estate platform devoted to the residential and business sector. According to those data, the most listed types of properties in the residential segment in 2017 were two-rooms apartments, and most lists both for sale and ...

Tourism: Study: Families in northern Bucharest buy holidays twice more expensive that in the rest of country

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


A family in northern Bucharest allocates on the average, 3,000 euros for  holidays 45% more than a family in the south of the Capital city and two times more than the average expenses of a family at national level, according to a study made by TUI Travel Center, one of the largest tour operators in Romania, with 80 sales points in the whole country. The shortest holiday in 2017, new year’s eve in the Maldives, was bought by a Romanian couple ...

Healthcare: Italian hospital wants to open 50 clinics in Romania

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Monza Hospital, the biggest private hospital specialized in cardiovascular surgery in Romania, which is part of Italian group Policlinico din Monza, will open a network of ambulatory cardiology clinics in smaller cities in Romania, romania-insider.com informs. “We are launching a new project together with Ares, which is called Ritmico, a network of ambulatory clinics specialized in cardiology, in ...

Telecom.IT : Telekom Romania begins to use software robots to automate processes

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Telekom Romania started to use software "robots" for process automation and will continue to take steps in this direction as part of the company's strategy of simplifying procedures and product portfolios, writes local paper Ziarul Financiar citing CEO Miroslav Majoros, telecompaper.com informs. He said the company already put into operation robots and Telekom wants to significantly expand their use in 2018 in areas such as financial and ...

Orange Romania gets #1 network certification for best mobile internet, voice from LCC

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Orange Romania obtained a certification from LCC International that attests it has the best network when it comes to the performance of voice and data services in Romanian metropolitan and rural areas. Conducted between 27 November and 20 December 2017, the LCC comparative survey analyses the performance of the main 4 telecom operators in Romania and compares mobile networks from the point of view of voice and data services in different scenarios. The ...

Infrastructure : Blue Air has exceeded the 5 million passengers threshold

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Romanian low-cost carrier Blue Air recorded a 70 percent increase in passengers number, with a total of over 5 million in 2017, a press release informs. For comparison, in 2015, the company transported only 2 million passengers. The increase in passengers number was based on 104 regular flights and more than 700 charter flights, after the company inaugurated 33 new routes in 2017 as part of its expansion ...

Real Estate: Romanian industrial and logistics take-up increased by 15 pct to new record level in 2017

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Romanian industrial and logistics gross take-up increased in 2017 by almost 15 percent to over 525,000 square meters, registering a new record level, business-review.eu reports. Most of the demand came from logistics, transport and distribution companies, which leased a total of 290,000 sqm, or more than 55 percent of the total. The retailers were also among the most active companies last year, with area contracted of over 110,000 sqm, 22 percent of ...

Property investment in Romania up 10% in 2017, strong pipeline for 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Property investment in Romania rose 10% to almost 1 billion euro ($1.22 billion) in 2017 and developers have a strong pipeline for 2018, property and investment management services provider Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) said on Thursday, quoted by seenews.com. The number of transactions in Romania increased in 2017 compared to the previous year, with the average deal size measuring approximately 28.5 million euro, JLL said in a press ...

Agriculture : As many as 59,369 tonnes of tomatoes imported by Romania into September 2017, while exports petty

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


 Romania imported 59,369 tonnes of tomatoes in first nine months of 2017, amount almost similar to the one of 2016 (59,075 tonnes), while the exports were petty, merely 262.2 tonnes, according to the agri-food products trade balance browsed through by AGERPRES.The value of the imports of fresh or refrigerated tomatoes in the first three quarters of 2017 exceeded EUR 65.46 million, up by 20pct as compared to the same period of 2016 when it parked at EUR 54.54 ...

Cars: Jaguar, Chrysler and Porsche top 2017 registrations of exclusive cars in Romania

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Romanians continued to buy and register exclusive cars also in 2017, both new and used ones, with the number of such units standing at 1,943, most of these being Jaguar, 919 units, according to data with the Driving License and Vehicle Registration Directorate (DRPCIV).According to official statistics, between January and December 2017, on the list of registered expensive cars after Jaguar there is Chrysler, by 834 units (all used ones), up over ten times from ...

Transactions in used cars in Romania reach 1.1 mln units in 2017

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Last year's transactions in used cars in Romania reached 1.1 million units, while in the case of new cars the number exceeded 100,000 units, according to an analysis by Autovit.ro on the basis of the data provided by the Driving License and Vehicle Registration Directorate (DRPCIV).At a comparative level, in 2016, the market for used cars reached 641,909 units."Last year, the market for new cars exceeded 100,000 units, after almost a decade, this being ...

Agriculture : Romania holds 33 pct of total number of agricultural exploitations in EU

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Romania holds 33 per cent of the total number of agricultural exploitations at EU level, while only Poland holds more than 10 per cent more of the total number of EU agricultural exploitations, 13.2 per cent respectively. However, in terms of agricultural area, Romania lays behind such states as France and Spain, said the President of the National Institute of Statistics (INS), Tudorel Andrei, in a press conference."In a short amount of time, almost seven years, ...

Last year's three-quarter coffee, tea and spice imports down 2.3 pct

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Imports of coffee, tea and spices in the first nine months of 2017 were down 2.3 percent to 41,784 tonnes compared to the same period of 2016, according to the agri-food trade balance.Coffee, tea (mate tea included) and spice imports over the first nine months of 2017 were in excess of 170.7 million euro, while in the similar period of 2016 the figures were 166.16 million euro for 42.783 tonnes of such products.According to data of the Ministry of ...

Romania decreased wheat exports y/y

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

In November Romania exported 334 KMT of wheat, which was 20% lower than over the same month of 2016 (415.24 KMT). Romania exported 2753 KMT of wheat through ports in July-November 2017, which is slightly lower than over the same period last season (2775.75 KMT), ...

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