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Agriculture: Over 26,000 hectares of forests introduced in National Catalogue of Virgin and Quasi-virgin Forests, in 2021

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

A surface of over 26,000 hectares of forests was introduced in 2021 in the National Catalogue of Virgin and Quasi-virgin Forests, according to the Minister of Environment, Tanczos Barna.On December 15, 2021, the Catalogue - 12th edition, registered a total surface of 70,069 hectares, including 8,759.8 hectares of virgin forests and 61,489.2 quasi-virgin forests."I am glad to announce that in 2021 we managed to insert in the National Catalogue a ...

Eurostat: Romanians in last place in the EU in fruit and vegetable consumption

Tuesday, January 11, 2022


In 2019, 1 in 3 people (33%) in the EU reported not consuming any fruit or vegetables daily and only 12% of the ...

Infrastructure : Wizz Air announced five new more routes from Cluj-Napoca and Craiova

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Wizz Air has announced today five new more routes from Cluj-Napoca and Craiova to destinations in Europe. So, Romanians can travel from Cluj-Napoca to Malta (Valletta) and Nice, and from Craiova to Barcelona, Paris Beauvais-Tille and Brussels S. Charleroi.Tickets for all these new flights are available online ...

PM Ciuca: 84 million lei in financial aid for 12 regional airports

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca announced that during the Government session on Tuesday a financial aid will be given to 12 regional airports in the country, which were affected by the pandemic period."Air transportation was the most affected during this period of crisis. That is why, today we will approve the framework for financial aid for 12 regional airports, which consists of allocating 84 million lei. These are funds that will support the airports in Cluj, ...

Trade: Bottled beer sales grew in 2020, first time in 5 years

Tuesday, January 4, 2022


Sales of plastic bottled beer grew in 2020, for the first time after 5 years of drops, registering increases in other categories of bottled beer, said Julia Leferman, general manager of the Beer Makers' Association of Romania, in a debate on beer industry.   “The beer market in Romania, according to the Beer Makers' Association of Romania, had increases in beer sales in disposable packaging, after 5 ...

Deloitte Study: Holiday spending resumes growth in 2021

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Holiday spending resumes growth this year, with a 5% advance compared to 2020, after a 7% decline last year, but 68% of consumers expect higher prices than the previous season, according to Deloitte 2021 Holiday Retail Survey. ...

Telecom. IT: Internet traffic grew by over 6%, preserving consumption behavior of 2020

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Fix Internet traffic grew by over 6% to 5.8 million terabytes, which shows that consumption behavior of 2020 were preserved and the digitization of economy , said Vlad Stoica, the president of the National Communications Administration and Regulation Authority ...

Eight out of ten Romanians spend most time connected online

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Daily, Romanians spend most time connected online,in front of screens (80%), and very little in contact with nature, of inhabitants of 8 European countries, while two thirds (66%) have great difficulties in setting up and maintaining interpersonal relations, according to results of a study.   According to the survey called “Head Downers 2021”released on Wednesday, a third of Romanians (33%) ...

Incomes dropped by 1% in telecommunication sector in first semester

Tuesday, January 4, 2022


Incomes of the telecommunication sector registered a slight drop of -1% in the first of 2021, totaling 8.4 billion lei (1.7 billion euros). Of all incomes, mobile telephony generated 36%, fixed and mobile Internet 33%, retransmission of TV programs 14%, fixed telephony 9%, and the other types of networks/services were 8%, according to data released by ANCOM. At national level, 7 out of 10 households have fixed Internet ...

Cars: APIA: Car registrations dropped in November

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Vehicle registrations dropped in Romania by 10.8% in November 2021, compared to the same period of 2020. Electric car registrations doubled, while Dacia Spring, the first “green”model of the Mioveni car manufacturer, became segment leader according to data released by the Association of Automobile Manufacturers and Importers (APIA), based on statistics of the car registration department ...

Agriculture: Cocereal expects Romania's wheat harvest to drop to 7.9 million tons in 2022

Tuesday, January 4, 2022


The soft wheat yield in EU and Great Britain will drop next year, while in the Balkan area it will return to an average level, after the record wheat yields of 2021, Cocereal announced .   In its first estimate about the 2022 yield, Romania's soft wheat crop will drop to 7.9 million tons from 11.1 million tons in 2021. Also, in ...

Real Estate: Eurostat: Housing costs make up 26% of EU household expenditure 

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

In 2020, ‘Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels’ represented more than a quarter (25.7 %) ...

Net investments in new constructions exceed 47 billion lei in first 9 months of 2021

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The net investments materialised in new construction works, in the first nine months of this year, amounted to 47.063 billion lei, representing 59.7% of the total investments made in the national economy, compared to 56.2% in the similar period of 2020, according to data centralised by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Between January and September 2021, 39,114 building permits were issued for residential buildings, of which those for residential ...

Infrastructure: Road freight transport up 15.4pct in Jan-Sep 2021, rail transport up 18.1pct

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The volume of goods transported by road increased by 15.4% in the first nine months of 2021 compared to the same period of the previous year, while rail transport had an advance of 18.1%, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Out of the total of 223.062 million tonnes of goods transported by road, 81.9% were recorded in national transport, which marked an increase of 16.5% compared to the same period of the previous ...

Rail passenger transport increases by 7 pct in first 9 months of 2021

Tuesday, January 4, 2022


In the first nine months of 2021, rail passenger transport recorded an increase of 7 pct in the number of passengers transported and by 13.7 pct in terms of their journey, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Air transport recorded the largest increase in means of transportation, in terms of the number of passengers, by 30.8 pct compared to the same period in 2020, with 7.992 million passengers being transported, of ...

Tourism : Non-resident tourists on business interest to Romania have spent 791.5 million RON in first 9 months

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The non-resident tourists who arrived in Romania spent, in the first nine months of this year, 1.432 billion RON, the expenses of those who came for business interest amounting to 791.5 million RON, according to the data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Business (including participation in congresses, lectures, courses, fairs and exhibitions) was the main reason for the stay spent by 51.5 pct of non-resident tourists arriving in Romania ...

Tourism : Intercontinental Hotel Bucharest becomes Grand Hotel Bucharest as of January 1,2022

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Intercontinental Hotel Bucharest changes its name into Grand Hotel Bucharest as of January 1,2022, as a result of the management contract signed between the hotel owner, Intercontinental Romania Hotel Company and IHG Hotel & Resorts the owner of Intercontinental trade mark.   The five star hotel will be renovated and Intercontinental Romania Hotel Company will invest 21 million euros for works to be ...

Foreign tourists visiting Romania in first nine months spend on average 470 euro/person

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Over 615,000 foreign tourists have visited Romania in the first nine months of this year, and they spent, on average, 2,327 RON per person (around 470 euro), according to data from the National Institute for Statistics (INS) published on Thursday."The total number of non-resident tourists accommodated in collective tourist accommodation structures, in the 1.1.-30.9.2021 period, was of 615.4 thousand, their expenses totaling 1,432.2 million RON," the INS ...

EUR 4 M investment in a new hotel in Sfantu Gheorghe

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The pandemic provided Romanians with the opportunity to rediscover the beautiful tourist destinations in our country and, despite the discouraging period for investments, entrepreneurs continued the planned projects before the onset of the pandemic situation. One of the hotel projects initiated more than 2 years ago and continued even during the pandemic period is being developed in Sfântu Gheorghe, Covasna county, by the owners of the chain of construction ...

Infrastructure: Constanta: Goods traffic on the rise in Romanian sea ports this year

Tuesday, December 21, 2021


The overall traffic of goods in Romanian sea ports was over 62 million tons in the first 11 months of the year, 13.5% higher than in the same period of 2020, the management of the National Administration of Sea Ports Company (CNAPM) Constanta informed on Wednesday. Florin Goidea, the general manager of CNAPM mentioned at a press conference, that cereal traffic is 24 million tons in the mentioned period, the highest in the history of ...

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