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Sales of pharmaceuticals in Romania, down 16.6% in June

Tuesday, August 18, 2020


The sales of medicines decreased by 16.6% in June 2020 compared to the same month of 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to market research company Cegedim. The issue of patients having been neglected or not treated because most of the resources are concentrated in fighting the coronavirus pandemic has been circulated recently, and the figures come to support this ...

Infrastructure : Henri Coanda airport starts EUR 22.7 mln upgrade works at runway 2

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Bucharest National Airports Company (CNAB) announced on Wednesday, August 12, that it has started the modernization works at runway 2 of the Henri Coanda International Airport - Bucharest’s main one. The contract of almost RON 110 million (some EUR 22.7 million) was attributed to Porr Construct SRL by public ...

Blue Air expands operations in Italy

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The largest Romanian airline, Blue Air, announced that it is expanding its operations in Italy by allocating an additional aircraft to its base in Turin as of September 2020. The company will also introduce three new routes from Turin and increase flight frequencies on the domestic routes in ...

Agriculture: Ministry of Agriculture prepares Water Management Strategy

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) is preparing a Water Management Strategy referring to investments in the main and secondary irrigation infrastructure, draining infrastructure and  soil erosion control. The announcement was made by minister Adrian Oros, following a meeting with His Excellency David Saranga, the Israeli ambassador to Romania, who offered to share Israel's experience and technology in fighting ...

Agriculture Minister: We estimate wheat production of 5.6 million tons, 40% lower than last year

Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Adrian Oros, the minister of agriculture, announced on Tuesday partial results about the harvesting campaign. The average wheat yield dropped by 40% compared to 2019, to 2.9 tons/ha, estimating a wheat production of 5.5-5.6 million tons. The official says drought has strongly affected autumn cultures of reap, rye and barley. Rye yield was also reduced, being 2.5 tons/ha against 3.2 tons in 2019. For barley the average yield is 2.6 tons/ha against 5 ...

Agriculture Ministry allocates 1.2 bln lei for compensation of drought-affected farmers

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Ministry of Agriculture will allocate 1.2 billion lei for the compensation of drought-affected farmers, and the necessary funds will be earmarked at the upcoming budget revision, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Adrian Oros announced on Tuesday."Despite the quite abundant rainfall in the recent period, certain areas, especially in Dobrogea and in the south of Moldova are still severely affected by drought. Therefore, we will provide for these ...

Infrastructure : Ryanair announces new route from Bucharest to Palma de Mallorca

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair announced a new route from Romania to Spain, starting March 28, 2021, as part of its next year’s summer schedule. The new route will operate twice a week from Bucharest to Palma de Mallorca. Ryanair’s Romanian customers can already book a trip to Palma on the company’s website. Ryanair is offering one-way trips from just EUR 29.99 for travel in April and May, which must be booked by midnight, Wednesday ...

Govt. wants to build new terminal at Timisoara airport

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Romania's Transport Ministry wants to build a new terminal at Timisoara's Traian Vuia International Airport to serve international departures. It began procedures for earmarking RON 184.5 mln (EUR 39 mln) for the construction of the terminal from non-reimbursable external funds, through the Large Infrastructure Operational ...

Cars: Q4 2019 new passenger car registrations in Romania down 33.6pct

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

In the second quarter of 2020, the new registrations of road vehicles for passenger transport decreased by 29.3% compared to the second quarter of 2019. During the same period, the new registrations of road vehicles for goods transport fell by 24.7% compared to the second quarter of the previous year The number of new registrations of road vehicles for passenger transport ...

EU exports 8.2 billion euros worth of electric, hybrid vehicles in 2019

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

 In 2019, the European Union (EU) exported 8.2 billion euros worth of electric cars and hybrid electric cars that can be driven in combination with a petrol or diesel engine. Imports of electric and hybrid electric cars were worth 7.1 billion euros, resulting in a trade surplus of 1.1 billion euros, according to data released on Tuesday by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat).Overall, the 2019 trade in electric and hybrid electric cars was dominated by ...

July's new vehicle registrations at 14,240-plus, down 44 pct YoY

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

New vehicle registrations this July stood at 14,240-plus, by 44 percent less YoY, shows a preliminary analysis of registration data published by the Association of Automotive Manufacturers and Importers (APIA).Of the total number of new vehicles, 12,950 were new cars, with this number standing also 44.2 percent lower than in July last year.At 30,113 units, used car registrations were 24.8 percent less than in the year-ago period.New car ...

Tourism : Hotels in Romania record negative results this year

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The COVID-19 had a very rapid and drastic impact on the Romanian hotel sector. According to the industry survey conducted by Cushman & Wakefield in partnership with FIHR, targeting Romanian hoteliers, 64% of hotels were already impacted within the last week of February, when the virus was confirmed to have reached Romania. With the state of emergency having been declared on the 14th of March, the number of hoteliers impacted increased to 98% in the 3rd week of ...

Murotti Valley, the newest mountain resort in Romania

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Alessio Karkhi and Nicu Hagivreta, two known local business men, started the development of touristic project Murotti Valley, located in Varful Roman (1,850 meters) area, 17 km from Horezu (Valcea county). The first phase of the project will be delivered in Q1 2021 and at the end of next year and will comprise 74 villas, two restaurants, two ski slopes along all the necessary amenities, and a hotel The first phase of Murotti Valley will attract an ...

Romanian tour operators seek partnership with Gov't to save the travel industry

Tuesday, August 11, 2020


 The Romanian travel agencies are calling for the government's intervention for identifying viable solutions in the short and medium term for the relaunch of the tourism industry and for making possible the holidays desired by Romanians, reads a letter sent to premier Ludovic Orban by several tour operators."Romanian tour operators need support in order to deal with these vicissitudes, both in the interest of the Romanian citizens we serve and in order to ...

Real estate: Real estate investments of 408 million euros in Romania in first semester

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The first half of the year ended with real estate investments of 408 million euros in Romania, 18% more than in the same period of 2019. Of them transactions for offices represented 86%, according to the market report of Colliers International. Some major transactions which exceed 100 million euros were postponed or canceled, the report shows.   However, prospects are uncertain, as several major transactions were frozen or canceled. On the ...

CTPark Bucharest North will open its first operational spaces in Autumn 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

CTP, the leading premium industrial parks developer and long-term manager in Romania and Central and Eastern Europe, continues its expansion in Romania by developing a new logistics park in the Northern part of Bucharest – CTPark Bucharest North. The park, located in Stefanesti, Ilfov County, has a total area of 21 ha and has a large opening with a great access to the Bucharest Ring Road, close to A3 ...

Trade: Average basket in online store, double the one of physical locations

Tuesday, August 11, 2020


The average value of the purchase basket in online stores is two times higher than the offline one, the average purchase made by Romanians online being a few hundred lei, according to Mugurel Horia Rusu, CEO Hornbach Romania. In his opinion, the average online customer is not different from the one in physical stores, the highest share being represented by men (70%). The average age is 29-49 years. However, virtual stores also have customers over the ...

Retail trade turnover advance 0.5pct in H1 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Compared to the previous month, in June 2020 the retail turnover volume (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased both as gross series by 9.1% and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 6.3%. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the retail turnover volume (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased both ...

Eurostat: Romania, EU's eighth largest beer producer in 2019

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Romania was the eighth largest beer producer among the 27 EU member states in 2019, according to data released on Friday by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat).Last year, over 34 billion litres of beer containing alcohol were produced in the EU, equivalent to around 77 litres per inhabitant.In addition, in 2019 the EU produced 1.4 billion litres of beer which contained less than 0.5% alcohol or had no alcohol content at all.Among the ...

Agriculture:The Embassy of France: appeal for a partnership addressed to Romanian farmers

Tuesday, August 4, 2020


The Romanian and French ministries of agriculture, the French Embassy and a group of NGOs  launch an appeal to Romanian farmers to develop a partnership meant to professionalise the  agricultural jobs by means of exchanges between the two countries, informs the French Embassy in a press release on Friday. The objective of this partnership is to develop the connection between training, agricultural  exploitation and the companies in the ...

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