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Almost 14.8 million passengers recorded on Bucharest airports in 2019

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Nearly 14.8 million passengers transited, in 2019, the "Henri Coanda" Bucharest International Airport and the "Aurel Vlaicu" Bucharest-Baneasa International Airport, up 6.39 per cent on the previous year's figure, show data released by the National Company Bucharest Airports (CNAB) on Tuesday.Of the total 14,729,894 passengers, 14,707,376 passengers transited the "Henri Coanda" Airport (+ 6.38 per cent compared to 2018), respectively 25,518 passengers were ...

PM Orban: Comarnic-Brasov and Sibiu-Pitesti highways can be made in five years

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Government will take a decision by the end of this month on the way the Comarnic-Brasov will be built, PM Ludovic Orban told an interview to HotNews.ro.The premier said the highways will be built with money from the state budget or through EU financing. Asked if the Comarnic-Brasov motorway could be concluded in five year, the PM said:“Yes, of PNL stays in power. The deadline is also valid for the Sibiu-Pitesti ...

Eurostat: Germany, Poland, Hungary and Romania, most rail accidents in the EU

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

About 885 people in the European Union died and 760 were seriously injured in railway accidents in 2018 (not including suicides), most of them being recorded in Germany, Poland, Hungary and Romania, data released by the European Bureau on Wednesday shows. Statistics (Eurostat). Between 2010 and 2018, the number of significant railway accidents in the EU fell by close to 25% to 1 721 accidents, 571 fewer than in 2010. A total of 885 persons were killed ...

Tourism: Eurostat: Romania, among the EU countries with the strongest increase in the number of nights spent by tourists

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

In 2019, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation in the European Union (EU) is expected to have reached more than 3.2 billion, up by 2.4% compared with 2018. Since 2009, there has been a steady increase in the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU, notably driven by a rise in nights spent by non-residents of the country visited. In 2019, Spain (469 million nights, +0.5% compared with 2018) retained its ...

Agriculture: About a third of Romanians prefer beer. Wine chosen by one out of five Romanians

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


About a third of Romanians prefer beer, men being the main consumers, while wine ranks second, chosen by one out of five Romanians, followed by cider (15.4%), which is preferred by women, according to a study made by Reveal Marketing Research. Romanians occupy top positions both for alcohol production and consumption. The 510 million liter of wine produced in 2018 rank Romania 6th in Europe and 13th in the world, while the 1.8 billion liters of beer ...

Tourism: Sibiu, promoted in five European countries

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Sibiu, the only city in Romania with three Michelin stars, the best possible quote offered by this guide, will be promoted in 2020 at tourism fairs in five European countries: Austria, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, according to the County Tourism Association (AJTS).Sibiu County, considered the third travel destination in Romania for foreign tourists in 2019, was already present at the tourism fair in Amsterdam (January 10-11) and is due ...

Infrastructure : Authorities prepare ground for entry into Romania of rail multinationals, national companies to be

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Government Decision Draft for the approval of the public service contracts for the 1 January, 2020 - 31 December, 2023 period in public passenger transport services by rail is a disaster for all six companies with Romanian capital, including CFR Passengers, which will be "shattered", says Iulian Manescu, president of the Federation of Locomotive Drivers (FML).According to him, the document does nothing but prepare the ground for the entry into Romania of the ...

Less than half of EU travellers are aware of EU Passenger Rights

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The European Commission released the results of a Eurobarometer survey on passenger rights in the European Union (EU). According to the survey, 43% of EU citizens who have travelled by air, long-distance rail, coach, ship or ferry in the previous 12 months (‘travellers') know that the EU has put in place rights for passengers. Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean said: “The European Union is the only ...

Bucharest National Airports Corporation DirGen Ivan resigns

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Director General of the Bucharest National Airports Corporation (CNAB), Alexandru Ivan has resigned office, but he will stay with the management for another 30 days, the notification time."On January 16, 2020, during a meeting of the CNAB Board of Directors the resignation submitted by Mr George Alexandru Ivan from the position of interim director general was taken note of," a CNAB press statement says.Currently, he is on a month's notice, according to ...

Total freight traffic in Romanian seaports increased by almost 9% last year

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Romanian sea ports have recorded the highest freight traffic in their history last year, announced the National Company of Constanta Ports Administration has announced today. The total freight traffic in the Romanian sea ports reported over 66.6 million tons last year, up by 8.64% as against 2018, when it stood at around 61.3 million tons. This is an absolute record in the history of the Romanian sea ports. The highest share ...

Telecom.IT : Approximately one million phone numbers, ported in 2019, of which 93pct in mobile telephony

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Approximately one million phone numbers switched networks during 2019 on the Romanian telecom market, most (93pct) being on the mobile telephony segment, where the first place is held by RCS&RDS, with over 337,700 ported numbers, show the statistics published on Friday by the National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM).According to the centralized data by the local telecom market watchdog, out of the total of 958,821 phone ...

Cars: Turnover in trade in motor vehicles, motorcycles - up 8.4pct in first 11 months of 2019

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Compared to the previous month, in November 2019 the turnover volume of the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles decreased as gross series by 2.2% and increased as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 0.6%. The turnover volume of the market services provided to the population, compared to the previous month, decreased as gross series by 4.8% and increased as adjusted ...

Dacia: 2019 - its Best Year, with 730,000 sold cars worldwide

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Dacia has sold 736,000 cars last year, with 55,000 in Romania, which has been the fifth market. France has been the largest market, with 140,000 sold cars, and Italy ranked second- 88,000 cars. The growth was mainly due to Duster’s success in Europe. The brand delivered 55,463 in Romania in 2019, as against 54,593 in ...

Ford Romania, 8.58pct market share in 2019

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

 The Ford carmaker market share in Romania has reached 8.58pct in 2019, and the number of registrations on the domestic market saw 16,168 units, according to a company's release sent on Friday , by quoting data from the Direction of Driving Licences and Vehicle Registration (DRPCIV).Ford Romania is the import leader and is strengthening for the fourth year in a row its leading position of the commercial vehicles market."As regards the automobiles, ...

Agriculture: Poland, the country Romania imports cheap eggs from

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Poland ranks first in Romania's egg trade in EU, in point of quantity, with 3,899.16 tons in the first 9 months of 2019, and second in point of  value, after Hungary, with 4.17 million euros, according data supplied by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR). In the mentioned period of time, 1,742.44 tons eggs, of 6.32 million euros was imported from Hungary. Bulgaria ranks third with 894 tons eggs, worth ...

The quantity of cow’s milk collected by processing units in November 2019

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The quantity of cow’s milk collected by processing units from agricultural holdings and collection centres in November 2019 decreased by 6.8% compared to October 2019 and was down 1.2% from November 2018. The quantity of cow’s milk collected by processing units from agricultural holdings and collection centres in the 1.I-30.XI.2019 period rose by 1.2% compared to the 1.I-30.XI.2018 ...

Healthcare: Coface Romania: Revenues on pharma products up by 15pc in 2018

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

In 2018, Romanians allocated over 10% more money each month for purchasing medication compared to 2017. Strenghts: Half the companies (50%) registered an increase of the net result, while almost three quarters registered a net profit (73%) The debt level at the sector level of 75% is decreasing compared to previous years Almost ...

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 ...

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