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Demand for industrial areas in Romania reached 1.17 million cubic meters rented in 2022

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

The demand for industrial areas in Romania in 2022 exceeded by 15.6% the record established the previous year, reaching 1.17 million cubic meters rented, according to the analysis made by JLL Romania.   In quarter 4, 2022, the total demand for industrial areas was for 370,000 sq.m., on the drop by 23.5% compared to quarter 4, 2021. Net demand was 310,000 sq.m., on the drop by 7.3% against Q4, ...

Rental demand on the Bucharest office market increased by approximately 6% in 2022

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Given the generally difficult economic context, 2022 was decent enough for the Bucharest office market in terms of demand, with the first half of the year very solid and comparable to the good times before the pandemic, while the second semester was rather comparable to 2021. Overall, total demand saw an increase of some 6% versus 2021, to around 279,000 square meters, while new demand jumped some 17% compared to 2021, to 122,000  square meters, according to the 2022 ...

CBRE: Real estate market in Romania exceeds 1.25 billion EUR in investment volume in 2022

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

In 2022, the real estate market in Romania recorded investments of over 1.25 billion EUR, a 36% increase compared to the volume recorded in the previous year, shows the latest report of a real estate investment company.According to CBRE - "Market Outlook 2023", three main trends will shape the relevant market in 2023: the unpredictability of prices for most of the year, the limited supply of new products, respectively the number of relevant buyers that will ...

Romania reaches almost 6.2 M sq m of modern industrial and logistics spaces

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

  The total stock of modern industrial and logistics spaces in Romania has reached almost 6.2 million square metres, an increase of more than 500,000 square metres compared to the previous year, while there is still room for growth, compared to other countries from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), shows a report of a real estate consulting company.The year 2022 ended with a significant degree of activity for the industrial and logistics sector, ...

Agriculture: Gov’t approved emergency ordinance on supporting animal breeders

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

  The Government will approve an emergency ordinance regarding the granting of support to animal breeders, to offset for some of the problems they faced in 2022, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Wednesday at the beginning of the Cabinet meeting. Minister of Agriculture, Petre Daea stated that the measure targets 40,000 farmers, dairy cow breeders, and the amount allocated is 44 million EUR."We have discussed and we will continue to discuss ...

Producers and economic operators, compelled to report stocks of agricultural and food products

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


Producers and economic operators are compelled to report stocks of agricultural and food products, according to a draft law adopted on Wednesday by the Chamber of Deputies' plenum.The bill aims at regulating the adoption of certain measures to set up the legal framework capable to target the report of the agricultural products and food stocks by the agricultural producers, warehouses owners, processors at national level and traders, in the context of a ...

Infrastructure : Avram Iancu Airport to expand passenger terminals on RON 225m investment

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


The Avram Iancu International Airport of Cluj-Napoca says it will expand its passenger terminal on an investment of over RON 225 million."The project under which the extension of the terminal and the platform for aircraft parking is carried out is being considered by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure with a view to financing. The value of the contract is RON 225,422,225.72, with approximately RON 136,912,500 (some 60%) being European money from ...

Cars: Romania's new car registrations advance by almost one third this January

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Romania's new car registrations advanced by 31.37 percent in January this year from the same period of 2022 to 12,266 units, shows data with the Directorate for Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration (DRPCIV) cited by the Romanian Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACAROM).Used car first-time local registrations stood at 23,260 units this January, down 4.5 percent YoY.The Dacia brand continued to stay on top of the ranking with 4,574 units, ...

Tourism: Oradea, in top of tourist destinations in 2022 with over 215,000 visitors

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


Oradea ranked 7th in top Romanian tourist destinations in 2022, with 215,000 visitors, said Alexandru Chira, general manager of the Association Promoting Tourism in Oradea and Surrounding Area (APTOR), at a press conference.   “2022 was tourism revenge year, after two years of restrictions due to the pandemic. Despite the effects caused by the tourism crisis, Oradea succeeded a good recovery in the ...

Healthcare: Gov't approves two financing contracts with EIB for investments in 26 hospital units

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

The Government approved in Tuesday's meeting, through a draft law, two financing contracts between Romania and the European Investment Bank (EIB), in the amount of 87 million EUR and, respectively, 123.6 million EUR, on the basis of which investment works will be carried out for 26 hospital units in several counties and in Bucharest.According to a Government's release, the two projects consist of investment works (rehabilitation, expansion, consolidation, ...

College of Physicians of Bucharest: Insufficient number of oncologists in public health system

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

The President of the College of Physicians of the Municipality of Bucharest (CMMB), Dr. Catalina Poiana, drew attention, on the occasion of World Cancer Day, to the fact that there is an insufficient number of oncologists in the public health system."The CMMB message was one of support for doctors and patients, but one of the big problems in the fight against cancer is represented by the lack of a sufficient number of oncologists in the public health system. ...

Romania records cancer mortality rates 48% higher than the EU average

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Romania registers cancer mortality rates 48% higher than the European Union average among people aged between 15 and 64, said the representatives of the Federation of Associations of Cancer Patients (FABC), in a statement sent on Friday on the occasion of World Cancer Day (February 4).According to the FABC, the mortality rate among men between the ages of 15 and 64 was 64% higher than the EU average and 27% higher among women, with cancer causing 46,779 ...

Clawback fee's upward revision means serious compromise of patients' access to medicines

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

The upward revision of the clawback tax as a result of the requests of the European Commission represents a real tragedy for Romanian patients and a major risk for the future of the pharmaceutical industry in Romania, said on Tuesday the Industrial Manufacturers of Medicines in Romania Employers association, PRIMER."PRIMER appeals to the prime minister Nicolae Ciuca and the minister of Health, Alexandru Rafila, to approach the request of the European Commission ...

Telecom. IT: Number of Internet users per thousand inhabitans reaches 835.9 in Romania

Tuesday, February 7, 2023


The use of ICT products increased, in 2021, in Romania, so that the number of Internet users per thousand inhabitants reached 835.9, compared to 784.6 in 2020, informs the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Tuesday.The upward trend was also reflected in the number of mobile phone subscribers per thousand inhabitants, with approximately 1,186 users registered in 2021, compared to 1,162 in 2020.Investments in hardware products amount to 1.068 ...

Infrastructure: Freight traffic in Romanian seaports up by 12 pct compared to last year

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Freight traffic registered in Romanian seaports in 2022 reached over 75 million tons, the highest value in the history of seaports in our country.National Company Maritime Ports Administration (CNAPM) Constanta informed on Monday, in a press release, that the total freight traffic in the Romanian maritime ports recorded 75.55 million tons in 2022, an increase of 12% compared to 67.5 million tons in 2021, the largest traffic of goods in the history of the Romanian ...

CFR opens 96 mln euro tender to upgrade Bucharest North train station

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Romanian railway operator CFR said on Tuesday that it has launched a tender worth 471.1 million lei ($103.6 million/95.7 million euro) to upgrade the Bucharest North railway station, the largest in the country.   The duration of the contract is of 55 months, with a warranty period of 60 months, CFR said in a press release.   All three ...

Government decides to reorganize Romanian Railway Authority and set up Romanian Railway Safety Authority

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

The government decided, in its Tuesday meeting, to reorganize the Romanian Railway Authority (AFER) and set up the Romanian Railway Safety Authority (ASFR), public institutions in the railway field, subordinated to the Ministry of Transports and Infrastructure.   According to the government press release, these actions will ensure the adaptation of the juridical situation in railway transport to the ...

Airport Association: Over 21 million passengers have transited Romanian airports in 2022

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

More than 21 million passengers passed through Romanian airports last year, and in 2023 a higher number could be registered than in 2019, said specialists in the field, present at a working meeting organized in Brasov, informs the Airports Association from Romania (AAR), in a press release.The general directors of the airports in Romania met on Wednesday in a working meeting organized at the Brasov Airport. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the ...

CFR SA in 2022 records a 65% increase in rail freight traffic at Ukrainian border

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

The National Railway Company CFR SA recorded last year a 65% increase in freight traffic through the Halmeu station, a railway point on the northern border with Ukraine, the company announced on Friday.According to the CFR SA, increases in the volume of goods traffic were also recorded last year in the other border railway stations with Ukraine (UZ) and the Republic of Moldova (CFM), in percentages between 23% and 28%. Thus, 28% - northern border station ...

Tourism : 21 new localities get gov't certification as tourist resource areas

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

The government approved at its Tuesday meeting the certification of 21 localities as areas with tourist resources, thus enhancing the development chances of these administrative-territorial units by attracting European funds for tourist infrastructure, technical and environmental protection projects, the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration said in a release.The regulatory act amends the annexes to OUG No. 142/2008 approving the National ...

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