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Cars: Romania's Q1 new commercial vehicle registrations increase - ACEA

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Registrations of new commercial vehicles in Romania rose by an annual 9.8% on the year to 6,514 in the first three months of 2017, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) said on Tuesday, quoted by seenews.com.. Registrations of new light commercial vehicles of up to 3.5 tonnes rose  15.4% on the year to 4,491 in January-March, ACEA said in a statement citing provisional data. Registrations of new heavy ...

APIA: Romania's new automotive sales up 20.3 pct in Q1

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Romania's new automotive sales were 20.3 percent up in Q1 from the same period of 2017, with the figure marking a 10-year high for Q1 sales amounts, the Association of Automotive Manufacturers and Importers (APIA) said in release on Tuesday.Sales are mainly driven by legal entities that account for 70 percent of total car purchases.Motor vehicle buys by individuals stood at 8,799 units, by 76 percent higher than the 4,996 units registered in the ...

Q1, 2018 sales of electric, hybrid cars in Romania reach 661

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

 Sales of green cars in Romania increased by 62.4 percent in the first three months of 2018, as against the same period of the previous year, to 661 units, according to data with the Association of Automobile Manufacturers and Importers (APIA).According to official data, out of this total, 201 are all-electric vehicles, a five-time jump (+ 390.2 percent) from the first three months of 2017, and 460 units are hybrid electric vehicles (+25.7 ...

Trade: Romania exports about 50 million euros' worth of cork and wood in January 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


 In January 2018, Romania exported cork and wood to the tune of 49.7 million euros, up 19.4 percent from January 2017, according to data with the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Cork and wood imports amounted to 18.4 million euros, up 54.3 percent from the first month of 2017, which generated a surplus of 31.3 million euros.In January 2018, Romania's FOB exports totalled 5.423 billion euros and increased by 15.9 percent from January 2017, ...

Romania exported 36% more corn this season

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Over September-March 2017/18 Romania increased corn exports through ports to 2.6 MMT (+36% y/y), which already exceeded total exports of last season - 2350 KMT, reports UkrAgroConsult. In March 2018 Romanian traders shipped 295 KMT of corn, which was more than 3 times compared to March 2017. Spain continues to remain the largest importer of Romanian corn this season. Over September-March 2017/18 Spanish imports of corn ...

Real estate: The real estate market registered a spectacular evolution in 2017, with record volumes of activity (report)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


 The real estate market registered a spectacular evolution in 2017 with record volumes of activity in the industrial and offices sector, according to a specialty report. The level of rent was in general stable with slight increase in the commercial spaces market and the industrial sector, while the prices of houses got upwards on average with 10%.The industrial and logistic sector registered record volumes of ...

Office market in Bucharest: Over 30% of demand comes from companies which were not based in modern buildings

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

In the first quarter, companies rented about 700,000 square meters of office area in Bucharest. A third of demand came from companies which previously were based in villas, old buildings of small dimensions or other areas than modern buildings, according to a report released on Thursday by the real estate consulting company JLL. “The area rented in the first quarter by companies which did not use to rent modern office areas exceeded 23,000 square ...

Genesis Property invests on the local office marke EUR 1.5 M

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Genesis Property developer, controlled by local entrepreneur Liviu Tudor, invests EUR 1.5 million in building the first outdoor pool with running track and roller blading in Romania, which will be located in West Gate Business Park in Bucharest, as a press release informs, romaniajournal.ro reports. “We know that the employees of the companies want to be active, many of them want to recharge their batteries in open air in the morning, and after ...

Porsche Engineering Romania leases office space in Romania, to increase payroll

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Automotive software developer Porsche Engineering Romania, a subsidiary of Porsche Engineering Group GmbH, said on Tuesday it has leased additional office space in Romania's northwestern city of Cluj-Napoca in order to hire more engineers by 2020, seenews.com informs. The new office space will allow Porsche Engineering Romania to increase its local team to over 21 from seven members, it said in a press release. Another increase in the number of ...

Cars: Ford Romania posts new record production of EcoSport SUV model in February

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


US carmaker Ford recorded in February a new record high production at its Romanian plant located in Craiova, with close to 12,000 passenger cars produced, more than double compared to February 2017, Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA) data show, business-review.eu informs. Ford’s Romanian plant produced 11,074 cars in January and 11,991 cars in February, compared to 3,536 units in January 2017 and 5,032 in February ...

Healthcare: 3.59% people with disabilities in Romania in 2017

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

There were 797,104 people with disabilities representing 3.59% of Romania’s population at the end of 2017, according to data centralised by the National Authority for People with disabilities (ANPD). 779,066 people of overall people with disabilities (97.74%) were cared for by families and/or lived independently and 18,038 (2.26%) were in residential social assistance public institutions for adult persons with disabilities coordinated by the ...

In Romania, distrust of vaccines claims children’s lives

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Pseudoscience had an unfortunate victory in an important battle in the European country of Romania, where 39 children lost their lives following a measles outbreak, zmescience.com informs. Their parents refused to vaccinate them, misled by scare stories against vaccination. “People are mistrustful because they read all sorts of things on the internet,” said Dr. Silvana Dan ...

Telecom. IT: IDC: 3.1 million smart phones sold in Romania in 2017

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


The smart phone market in Romania stagnated somehow in 2017, after several years of rapid growth, when the number of units sold dropped slightly by 4% to 3.1 million units and the market value was similar to that of 2016, to 687 million dollars, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). This result was damaging for many producers considering that Romanian economy grew by 7% in 2017 against 2016 and in the last quarter had the highest growth ...

Cost of porting phone numbers will be up to 2.6 times lower

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The tariffs charged by operators for porting landline numbers are dropping from EUR 7.8 to EUR 4.64 per number, and for mobile numbers the tariff is going from EUR 5.6 to EUR 2.13 per number, according to a decision by the National Authority for Administration and Regulation of Communications (ANCOM). ANCOM and industry players debated and adopted the decision regarding the decrease of operators’ tariffs for switching phone numbers to other ...

Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are officially launched in Romania

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Huawei P20 was officially launched in Romania last night and we had the chance to a hands-on experience, business-review.eu informs. The smartphone that resembles iPhone X due to the small notch at top of the screen for the sensors and camera is already available in stores at around RON 3,000 for P20 and Ron 3,900 for P20 Pro and in special offers at the mobile operators. The main feature of the phone is the ...

Trade: Beer market in Romania posted a slight increase in 2017, economic stability and predictability needed

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The beer market has reported a moderate rise of 2 pc in 2017, and reached a volume of 16.11 million Hl, the Brewers of Romania announced in a press conference on Tuesday, romaniajournal.ro informs. The association pointed out that beer production represents a real input for Romania’s economic growth by setting up, directly and indirectly, 85,000 jobs countrywide (27,965 jobs in the retail sector, 5,400 jobs in the beer production, 24,543 jobs ...

Tourism : Severe workforce crisis in the Romanian tourism industry

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


The Romanian seaside will officially start welcoming tourists in the long weekend of May 1, and people are eager to celebrate the arrival of summer at the beach, business-review.eu reports. Each year, however, seaside business owners are having an increasingly harder time finding seasonal workers to provide the essential services of the tourism industry. As a result, they are urging the government to make it easier for them to hire people from other ...

Agriculture : Romania decreased wheat exports by 17%

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Over July-March Romanian wheat exports equaled 3.8 KMT, which lags behind last season`s record pace by 17% (15% in the previous month) due to lack of shipments to Morocco and Ethiopia. Over the same period of 2016/17 MY exports reached 4548 KMT, ...

Infrastructure : Romania back in the Air Malta network

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Air Malta has added another destination to its route network and will start operating a weekly (Thursday) flight to Bucharest, the capital cityof Romania, independent.com.mt informs. These new scheduled flights, which for years have been operated by Air Malta as a charter service, have now been upgraded to a scheduled one. Scheduled flights to Bucharest will start as from 17th May 2018 with the sale of seats starting today. Go-Light hand luggage ...

Cars: In  February  2018 , the  turnover  of  the  trade  with motor  vehicles  decreased  by  1.9%

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Compared  to  the  previous  month,  in  February  2018  the  turnover  volume  of  the  trade  with motor  vehicles  and motorcycles  increased  as  gross  series  by  5.7%  and  decreased  as  adjusted series  according  to  the  number  of  working  days  and  to  ...

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