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Tourism: Most tourists coming to Romania in Q1 came from Moldova, Bulgaria and Hungary

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tourists from Moldova, Bulgaria and Hungary held the biggest share of visits to Romania in quarter 1, 2019, compared to the same period of 2018. At the opposite pole we find visitors from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Palestine, according to data released by the National Statistics Institute. According to the country of origin of foreign visitors in Romania, Moldova ranks first for the number of visitors (19.99%), followed by Bulgaria (17.28%), Hungary ...

În Romania, only 3 beaches receveid “Blue Flag” certifications on the Black Sea shores

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The free travel metasearch site momondo.ro has selected 9 of the tidiest beaches located on the Black Sea shores. The “Blue Flag” certifications are issued by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) to public or private beaches that fulfill the criteria regarding water quality, ...

Trade: Romanian market of long term use goods marked 2% drop in Q1

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


The Romanian market of long term use goods, with a value of 700 million euro, marked a drop of 2% in quarter 1, 2019, compared to Q1, 2018, according to GfK Temax results for Romania. According to the study, the telecommunication sector dropped by 4.5% to 301 million euro, while electronic appliances, with an importance of 15% of total value, had a decline of 1% to 106 million euro. Sales of large household appliances (18% of ...

Romanians want more mart electronic equipment and household appliances

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Romanians want to buy more smart electronic equipment and household appliances and sales might grow by 50% this year, following the advance recorded last year, evoMAG retailer announced on Wednesday. Self cleaning vacuum cleaners, cooking stoves, washing machines and air conditioners which can be controlled by smart phones, intelligent light bulbs and sockets are just some of the mart electronic products and household appliances in ...

Coface: Romania, second EU country for share of imported retail products

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The first two months of the ongoing year started with a record import value of 65.2 billion lei, on the rise by 12% compared to the same period of 2018, fed by a trade deficit of 11.3 billion lei, 50% more than in 2018, and the highest level in the last decade, according to a Coface Romania study. “About 53% of imports concentrate on retail and trade products, most of them for household consumption. So, Romania is the second EU country from this ...

Healthcare: Cardiovascular diseases continue to be the main health problem in Romania

Tuesday, May 7, 2019


Cardiovascular diseases continue to be the main health problem in Romania, that is the alarm signal sounded by the Ministry of Health on the occasion of the National Heart Day.In this context, the Ministry of Health announces a series of projects that are planned this year to support people suffering from this disease.In the summer of this year, the Ministry of Health will launch the call for a screening program to identify patients with cardiovascular ...

Infrastructure : Passenger traffic reaches 3 million on Bucharest airports in Q1

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Passenger traffic reached 2.99 million on the Bucharest airports in the first three months of the year and 32,098 aircraft movements (landings and take-offs), according to a press release of the National Company Bucharest Airports (CNAB). "The National Company Bucharest Airports recorded 2.99 million passengers and 32,098 aircraft movements (landings and take-offs) in the first quarter of 2019 on the Henri Coanda International Airport in Bucharest and the ...

Cars: New car market, up 25pct in Q1 in Romania, 52,000 average in used car transactions

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Used car transactions in Romania (re-registrations) had the best first quarter of the last 10 years, with an average of nearly 52,000 cars sold monthly, while the market for new cars increased by 25 percent in the first quarter as compared to the same period in 2018, reveals a specialized analysis drawn up by the representatives of an online car sales platform.According to data, based on the statistics of the Driving License and Vehicle Registration Directorate ...

Tourism : Arrivals in Romania's tourist accommodation establishments, up 5.8 pct in Q1 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Arrivals in Romania's tourist accommodation establishments in the first quarter of 2019 were up 5.8 percent as compared to the same period of the previous year, reaching almost 2.32 million, with only 19.2 percent foreign tourists, shows data released on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).According to the cited source, between 1 January and 31 March 2019 the average length of stay was 1.9 days for Romanian tourists and two days for foreign ...

Trade : Romania's fruit imports worth rd EUR 60.9 million in January 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Romania imported in January 2019 eatable fruit worth EUR 60.9 million, down 7.3pct against the similar month of 2018, according to the official data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).In the same month exports saw EUR 2.6 million (minus 17.2pct vs January 2018), thus resulting a EUR 58.3 million deficit on this segment.Imports from the EU countries totalled EUR 48.4 million, with Greece leading the rankings (EUR 12.4 million). Most ...

Agriculture : European Commission & European Investment Bank launch EUR 1 billion loans package for young farmers in Europe

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have launched a loans package of EUR 1 billion that specifically targets young farmers, based on the finding that in 2017, 27 percent of the loan applications submitted to banks by young farmers in the EU were rejected, compared to only 9 percent for other farms, the EC said in a statement. The package, announced on Monday by Agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan ...

Tourism: Over 2.4 million tourists participated in actions organized by travel agencies in 2018

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The total number of tourists participating in tourist actions organized in 2018 by tour operator travel agencies  and by travel agencies with sales activity was 2.422 millions. 77.4% of them participated in actions organized by tour operators, according to data centralized by the National Statistics Institute. The largest part of Romanian tourists preferred to go abroad. For the outgoing activity, Romanian tourists who benefited from tourist activities organized by tour ...

Infrastructure: PorrConstruct will double Mogosoaia – Balotesti railway to Otopeni Airport

Tuesday, April 30, 2019


CFR SA national company  and Porr Construct SRL signed the contract for doubling the railway between Mogosoaia and Balotesti for Otopeni Airport, with a value of 50.5 million lei, to be carried out in 17 months, CFR announced. According to the source, financing will come from funds of the state budget. “The investment will last 17 months and includes two stages, the elaboration of the technical project and execution of railway infrastructure and superstructure on a ...

Real estate : Housing prices in Romania similar to those of 2010

Tuesday, April 30, 2019


In the first quarter of 2019, residential properties in Romania went up by 0.8%, compared to the last three months of 2018, and reached a level similar to that of 2010. Botosani was the town with the highest prices in the first three months, according to the latest market report made by Imobiliare.ro and released last Monday. The latest data published by Eurostat and the National Statistics Institute (INS) show that in the fourth quarter of 2018, there was an annual housing price ...

Healthcare: Corin Cretu, Commissioner for Regional Development, warns Romania could lose the European funds for regional hospitals

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Although the social agenda and political promises have included the building of regional hospitals for years, Romania could lose the European funds for these objectives because the Government failed to do its job, European Commissioner for Regional Development Corina Cretu said on Tuesday. Cretu stressed that the achievements include only the location and the feasibility studies. “There are projects for regional hospitals, in four years all it was achieved was to set ...

Romanian government to allow patients’ copayment to private medical services providers

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Romanian government prepares to allow copayment of patients to private medical services providers, a measure that could boost private health services market in the country. An emergency decree project will be discussed on Wednesday by the government on the copayment of patients to private medical services  “Health insured persons who choose to benefit from some medical services provided by private providers concluding contracts with health insurance houses ...

Telecom. IT : Bucharest to get free Wi-Fi in public spaces

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Bucharest City Hall announced that citizens will be able to access free wireless internet in public spaces through the WiFi4EU programme, which uses non-reimbursable funding from the European Union. The project was approved unanimously by the General Council. “Through this programme’s implementation, people living in Bucharest will have free access to WiFi in public spaces like parks, public squares, public buildings, libraries, museums, etc., as the European ...

Eurostat: Bulgaria and Romania, the first in the EU to the percentage of girls studying ITC

Tuesday, April 30, 2019


About 1.3 million people were studying Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the European Union (EU) in 2016. Girls and women were largely in a minority, accounting for only 17 % of all ICT students. Across the EU Member States, their share ranged from less than 10 % in Netherlands (6%) and Belgium (8 %) to over 30 % in Bulgaria (33 %) and Romania (31 %), Eurostat informs . Only 8 Member States have a share of at least 20% of girls and ...

Agriculture : Surplus of 135.2 mln euro in international grain trade

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Romania recorded a surplus of 135.2 million euro in international trade in grains in January 2019, with exports amounting to 170.4 million euro and imports to 35.2 million euro, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Grain exports rose by 7.7pct in the first month of this year, while imports increased by 102pct.According to the INS data, maize exports totaled 86.326 million euro, and wheat and meslin exports stood at 77.732 million ...

Tourism : Bucharest will have four new hotels

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Four new hotels will be finalized this year in Bucharest following an investment of EUR 50 million by Cumulus, the full-service architecture office. The hotels’ construction meant two years of work by 5 senior partners and 15 architects in the company. The total number of new rooms available will be over 800. The four hotels developed by Apex Alliance are Courtyard by Marriott (4 stars), the first hotel of the Courtyard by Marriott ...

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