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Healthcare: Economic and Social Council Report: Untreated mental disorders cost Romania USD 11 billion in 2022

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

The economic costs of untreated mental disorders in Romania are estimated, for the year 2022, at approximately USD 11 billion, representing 3.47% of the GDP, according to a report by the Economic and Social Council, drafted in collaboration with specialists in mental disorders.    “In Romania, as in the rest of Europe, mental disorders have a major financial impact. For example, anxiety ...

Infrastructure: Number of passengers through Stefan cel Mare Suceava Airport last year exceeds 800,000

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

 The number of passengers who went through the Stefan cel Mare International Airport in Suceava last year exceeded 800,000, up 4.99% compared to the previous year, according to statistics published on Friday by the County Council (CJ).Out of the total of 802,167 passengers registered at Suceava airport, 403,420 were boarded and 398,197 disembarked. From the CJ's analysis, it appears that 93.4% of all passengers, which means 749,249, used external ...

Flights to New York also available from Cluj-Napoca and Chisinau, with short stop in Bucharest

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

 Passengers from Cluj-Napoca and Chisinau will be able to reach the United States of America with just a short stop in Bucharest, after HiSky low-cost airline adapted the flight schedule so that the connection will last only one hour and 10 minutes, the time estimated to reach the boarding gate for the scheduled flight Bucharest, Henri Coanda - JFK, New York, informs a press release issued by the company sent on Friday.Thus, every Monday, Wednesday, ...

Tourism: Romanians organised their holidays early in 2023; bookings were made four months in advance  

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

The Romanians used, this year, more and more, holidays type ‘ early booking’ and booked holidays even 120 days before the check-in date, shows an analysis made by a platform for online booking.According to Travelminit.ro, if during the pandemics years, due to the uncertainty caused by restrictions, tourists made travelling plans almost from one day to the next, in 2023, they organized their holiday over a long period of time ...

Almost 13 million people accomodated in tourist units 11 months into 2023

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

More than 12.74 million people stayed in tourist accommodation facilities in Romania (including apartments and rooms for rent) in the first 11 months of 2023, up 11.1% compared to the same period in 2022, while the number of overnight stays increased by 10.3% to 27.43 million, according to data published Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Arrivals of Romanian tourists in tourist accommodation facilities between January 1 and November 30, ...

Agriculture : Romanian wines, in the World Charts

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

* More than 500 medals won by producers in 2023, at international profile competitions.   According to the data collected by Wines of Romania, a platform dedicated exclusively to the promotion of Romanian wine, local wines have won over 500 medals at the international competitions held this year, of which more than 300 are gold, double gold or diamond. Romanian producers entered their wines ...

Soil drought expected in some agricultural areas of Moldavia, Muntenia and Transylvania

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Moderate and severe soil drought is expected to persist in some agricultural areas of Moldavia, Muntenia and Transylvania, according to the forecast issued by the National Meteorological Administration (ANM) for the period 5 - 11 January 2024. "The moisture reserve on the soil depth 0-100 cm, in autumn wheat cultivation, will present satisfactory values, close to optimal and optimal, in Maramures, Banat, Crisana, Oltenia and Dobrogea, most of Transylvania ...

Trade: EY Study: Old And New Habits In The Behavior Of Romanian Consumers In 2023

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

56% of Romanians say they will spend more during the holidays from December 2023 to January 2024, compared to last year, according to the EY Consumer Index 2023, which researches the consumption habits of Romanians. The study was carried out in December 2023 and highlights how the Romanian consumer’s perception and purchase and consumption experience has evolved in the context of the significant changes that took place this year on all economic, social and ...

Consumer demand unlikely to recover in 2024

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Consumer spending saw a decline in 2023, after several years of sustained growth. Paradoxically, though, while sales volumes fell, their total value increased. The main cause of this was inflation, which went over 10% in the first half of the year and only fell below 7% in November. Meanwhile, development in the logistics and sector continued, setting a new record for modern industrial premises. Online trade also grew, with specialists estimating it to reach the EUR 10 ...

Real Estate: Real estate market ending a tough 2023

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

The housing market contracted in 2023 on both the supply and demand sides. The number of residential project completions in the first half of this year, compared to the same period of last year, decreased nationally by 2%, and the volume of construction works in the first 9 months of 2023 decreased by 7.2%, but with significant regional disparities, according to the latest Financial Stability Report from the National Bank of Romania ...

Telecom. IT: Number of 5G connections doubled in first half of 2023

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

The number of 5G mobile internet connections doubled in the first half of 2023, exceeding 1.5 million, informs the National Communications Administration and Regulation Authority (ANCOM) in a press release.According to the quoted source, there is still a 10% increase in the number of Gigabit ...

Tourism: Arrivals at tourist structures rising by 11.3% in first ten months

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Arrivals recorded in tourist structures (including apartments and rooms to rent), over January 1- Cotober 31, 2023, recorded 11.794 million persons, on the rise by 11.3% compared to the same period of 2022, according to data of the National Statistic Institute (INS) released on last Tuesday.   Of the total number of arrivals in the 10 months of 2023, arrivals of Romanian tourists in tourist structures ...

Non-resident tourists spend 3.9 bn RON in Romania nine months into 2023

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

More than 1.5 million foreign tourists were accommodated in the profile units in Romania in the first nine months of this year, and their expenses exceeded 3.9 billion RON (rd 780 million euros), respectively 2,578 RON/person, according to the data published on Friday by the Institute National Statistics Office (INS).Business trips (including participation in congresses, conferences, courses, fairs and exhibitions) represented the main reason for the stay ...

Cars: Green cars registrations, up 31.5pct in first 11 months

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

The number of "green" cars registered in Romania in the first 11 months of the year increased 31.5% compared to the same period in 2022, while the market share reached 24.1%, according to data published Wednesday by the Association of Automobile Manufacturers and Importers (APIA), based on statistics from the Directorate of Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration (DRPCIV).Overall, from January to the end of November 2023, new car registrations were up ...

Trade in motor vehicles up 13.3 pct in first ten months of 2023

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Wholesale and retail trade, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, as unadjusted series, recorded a 13.3% higher turnover in the first ten months of the year compared to the same period in 2022, influenced by trade in motor vehicles (+23.8%) and trade in motor vehicle parts and accessories (+1.2%), shows data from the National Institute of Statistics (INS) published on Friday.The official statistics reveal that decreases in turnover were ...

Infrastructure: Commissioner Adina Valean: Romania presented project for Giurgiu-Ruse II bridge

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Romania presented a project for Giurgiu-Ruse II bridge, as answer for the call for projects on military mobility, said Adina Valean, the European commissioner for transports on Thursday.   She mentioned that Romania applied for a bridge with railway option. The value of the feasibility study is 6 million euros.   “We financed with 570 ...

HiSky has received authorization to fly to the USA: The long-haul aircraft to operate transatlantic routes, an Airbus A330, lands in Bucharest on Monday

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

  The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted HiSky the Foreign Air Carrier Permit, following the successful completion of all verification and authorization stages. As a result, starting from this date, HiSky becomes the only airline in Romania that holds the right to operate scheduled passenger flights from Europe to any destination in the United States Following this authorization, HiSky is preparing to launch its first direct ...

Domestic freight transport sector could grow by 40pct if Romania reaches 2,000 km of motorway

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

The Romanian freight transport sector could grow by approximately 40%, and exports by 10%, if Romania has 2,000 km of highway at the end of this decade, according to a specialist analysis, published on Thursday."Romania's trade exchanges with other European countries are on an upward trend, but we will be able to add another 38% to this organic growth only thanks to the highway network. It is a chapter in which Romania has suffered for a long time, and if at ...

Agriculture: Raw milk imports dropped by 27.5% in first 10 months

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Processing units in Romania collected 1.023 million litres of cow milk in first ten months, on the rise by 7.8% against the same period of 2022, while the imported quantity of milk dropped by 27.5% , according to data released by INS on Friday. The production of cream for consumption recorded a 0.9% increase, while that of yogurt, buttermilk drink and other dairy products had the most important drop of ...

EBRD and EU back innovative vertical farm in Romania

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

When Romanian horticulture expert Cristian Tudor started his business in 2014, he was the first in the country to grow microgreens – tiny vegetable greens with a higher nutritional value and shorter production cycle than their mature “cousins”.   Since ...

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