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Approx. 12,000 newly registered cars in Romania, in March

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

New cars registrations have increased in Romania by around 15 pct, in March this year, compared with the same period last year, up to 11,995 units, according to data released on Thursday by the Office for Driving Licences and Vehicles' Registration in Romania (DRPCIV).In the said interval, the number of car registrations saw a leap of 17.45 pct, from 6,915 units in March 2017, to 8,122 units in March this year.By vehicle type, the highest increase in ...

Infrastructure: In Q1, 365,000 passengers travelled by place from Timisoara International Airport

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


There were 364,982 passengers who travelled by place from Timisoara in the first three months of the year, on the rise by 2.6% compared to the same period of 2017, according to a press release of Timisoara International Airport. 4,284 airplanes landed at or tool off from the airport, the equivalent of flight increase of 2.6% compared to 2017. According to official data, most passengers travelled to or from Bucharest, London, ...

Japanese companies interested in Cluj-Napoca subway project

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Companies from Japan are interested in Cluj-Napoca’s project to develop a subway transport system in the city, according to Cluj-Napoca mayor Emil Boc cited by romania-insider.com . The municipality will first make a pre-feasibility study to assess the costs and the possible route of the subway. According to Boc, the subway is a long-term project as it is estimated that in 20-30 years Cluj-Napoca will ...

Ryanair launches four new routes from Bucharest

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has launched its Winter 2018 schedule from Bucharest, which includes four new routes from Romania’s capital to Amman (Jordan), Marseille (France), Palermo (Italy) and Paphos (Cyprus), romania-insider.com informs. The new routes will have two flights a week each. The company will also increase the frequency of its flights from Bucharest to Athens, London, Milan and ...

Real Estate: tIMOn: 90% of houses sold are completed, contrary to market tendencies

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Houses commissioned in no more than 6 months represent 90% of houses sold at tIMOn real estate fair, contrary to market tendencies of selling houses long before completion, fair organizers said. The stock of houses completed or under completion in the next 6 months is of over 8000 houses at the fair, according to organizers. The market situation is totally different. The wave of investments in new projects is present even in ...

Eurostat: Housing prices, up more in Romania than in EU, in Q4 of 2017

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


 House prices in the Euro area increased 0.9 percent and in the European Union 0.7 percent in the 4th quarter of last year, compared with the the third quarter, a higher advance being recorded in Romania where the prices of dwellings went up 1.2 percent from one quarter to the other, according to data published by the European Statistical Office on Wednesday (Eurostat).As compared to the previous quarter, October through December 2017, the highest increases ...

Healthcare: Romania on the last place in EU for medical drugs consumption

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Romania is at the bottom of a European ranking regarding the consumption of medical drugs per capita, but not because they are healthier, but due to the precarious access to therapeutic solutions, according to the Trade Union of Industrial Medical Drugs Producers in Romania (PRIMER), business-review.eu informs. The organisation found that the pharmaceutical market in Romania reached about RON 12 billion in 2017 at producer price, which represents a 4 ...

Agriculture : In February 2018, the number of sheep and goats slaughtered in slaughter houses decreased by 44.8%

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

 • Compared to January 2018, in February 2018 the slaughtering and the carcass weight decreased for all species of animals and poultry. • Compared to February 2017, the slaughtering and the carcass weight increased for pigs and poultry and decreased for cattle, sheep and goats. Slaughter numbers and carcass weight were up this February from February 2017 for pigs and poultry, whereas for ...

Trade : Romanians allocate 300 lei on the average for Easter gifts bought online (study)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


The average budget allocated by Romanians for Easter gifts bought online is 300 lei, according to a market study released on Wednesday. According to the study made by Champaigns, a marketing performance agency in the local market, the Romanians’ preference top includes shoes, day dresses, light jackets and sports shoes. Women aged between 25 and 45 are shopping leaders, but the 30-45 year range records the highest ...

Analysis: For Easter the meat market has a profit of 1.94 billion lei

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Easter catches the meat market in the best year since 2012 and until now, land the Easter dinner where there are a multitude of meat produce, announces the best season for producers and traders on the meat market, shows an analysis made by the specialised company KeysFin. This shows that the meat market has passed, over the last years, through a process of maturity and consolidation, and due to significant investments the range of products has increased, and their quality has ...

Tourism: Romanian tourists start changing traditional Easter destinations with extra European trips

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Tourists who choose to travel during Easter holidays by means of travel agencies are not necessarily looking for traditional holidays. Many of them chose this year Catholic or Muslim countries, warm places where they can sunbathe and demand went up by 40-50% compared to last year, several tour operators declared. “Compared to last year, we register a 40% increase of holiday demands in this period to extra-European destinations, thus determining a ...

Healthcare: COPAC Study: Medicine shortage, main problem of chronic patients

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


The lack of medicines, especially new ones, which are not available in Romania, is the main problem of chronic patients in their relations with the health system, according to a study released by the Coalition of Chronic Patients in Romania (COPAC). The study “Report on chronic patients’ access to health system in Romania”, made and presented by associate professor Dr. Florentina Furtunescu (National Public Health Institute), shows ...

Real estate: Imobiliare.ro: There is desperate need of building houses

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


In Romania, there is great need of new houses, in the context in which last year’s delivery volume was below that of 2016, house building did not grow at the same rate as demand, says Dorel Nita, the coordinator of the real estate analysis department, according to a Tuesday press release of Imobiliare.ro and the National Association of Authorized Evaluators in Romania (ANEVAR). Last year’s delivery volume of about 53,000 locative units at ...

Top 3 Romanian cities in terms of price increases for apartments in March

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The average requested price for old and new dwellings reached EUR 1,200 per square metre in March, by 0.3% more than at the end of the previous month, when it averaged EUR 1,197 per meter square, with the largest increases being in Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest, romaniajournal.ro reports. According to imobiliare.ro, the big regional centres experienced this upward trend, with one exception, in Iasi. Timisoara is first in ...

The multifunctional residential project One Floreasca City kicks off soon

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

One United Properties, a leading developer of premium residential real estate and office buildings, will start the construction works on One Floreasca City this April, the company informs. The multifunctional residential project, developed together with Auchan Romania, is located on the site of former Ford factory in Bucharest, also known as Automatica industrial area located at blvd. Mircea Eliade and Calea Floreasca ...

Romanian investors account for only 4% of last year’s real estate deals

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The value of commercial real estate investments in Romania amounted to EUR 960 million last year, but local buyers only accounted for 4% of this value, namely some EUR 35 million, according to a report by real estate consultancy firm Colliers Interna?ional , romania-insider.com informs. The share of local investments in Romania’s real estate sector is the lowest in the region considering that the ...

Half of the total stock of office buildings in Romania is certified "green"

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The trend that emerged last year was that each new office building in development to obtain a LEED or BREEAM certification for better market positioning, devdiscourse.com informs. Developers are increasingly focusing on the efficiency and long-term sustainability of a building due to the benefits they can gain from passing through the green certification process - reducing energy consumption, the value of rent maintained at a competitive level or ...

Tourism: Thai hotel owners request direct charter flights between Romania and Thailand

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Thai hotel owners say tour operators in Romania are carrying out talks about the introduction of direct charters between Romania and Thailand. The number of Romanian tourists who arrive in Phuket for holidays has grown several times of late and the introduction of direct charter flights between Romania and Phuket would make tourist packages cheaper and would shorten the flight by a few hours, Angelica Aliberti, the sales manager of Hyatt Regency resort in Phuket told ...

The tourists’ overnight stays in the establishments of tourists’ reception increased by 3.3% in February

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, both the arrivals and the overnight stays in the establishments of tourists’ reception with functions of tourists’ accommodation increased by 3.9 %, respectively by 3.3% in February 2018. Compared to February 2017, in February 2018 customs registered an increase in both the arrivals of foreign visitors of 9.0 % and in the departures abroad of the ...

Agriculture: Sheep breeders partner with 'Tara Mea' farming cooperative for easier access to big retailers

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Farming cooperative 'Tara Mea' and sheep breeders associations on Friday set the ground for a partnership aimed at facilitating the latter's access to large chain stores, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) said in a release.The Ministry of Agriculture on Friday hosted a working meeting between representatives of the 'Tara Mea' farming cooperative and representatives of major organizations in the sheep-breeding sector; attending the meeting on ...

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