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Trade: Pandemic accelerated electronic trade: 85% of Romanians prefer online shopping

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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The pandemic accelerated electronic trade in Romania, which gained a tendency of getting in line with European market figures. Romanians prefer online shopping because they win time (85%), save money (69%) and are no longer stressed with going to the mall or supermarket.   The study about the Romanian e-shoppers' behavior shows there are many indicators for which they exceed the EU ...

E-commerce sector in Romania may grow by 13-15% this year

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The e-commerce sector in Romania may grow by 13-15% this year, compared to the 10% advance in 2021. There is an increase potential for the consumer base, said Florinel Chis, the CEO of the Romanian Association of Online Shops.   “Once consumers saw how easy it was and what the benefits of online trade were, they continued to order. As a result we noticed the change of paradigm referring to payments ...

Cars: Half of Romanians want to buy electric cars to reduce costs

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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 Half of Romanians want to buy electric cars to reduce the cost of fuel and protect the environment, but charging infrastructure remains the main reason for reluctance, according to a Deloitte release sent on Monday.Hybrid and electric cars are preferred by almost half of Romanian consumers (46%), who say they would choose such an engine for their future car, according to the Deloitte 2022 Global Automotive Consumer Study, conducted in 25 countries around the ...

PwC report: Green car sales continue to grow in Europe

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Sales of green cars (hybrid, BEV/electric and PHEV/plug-in hybrid) in Europe accelerated by 13% in the first quarter of 2022, after a 6% increase in the final quarter of last year, as manufacturers continue to face component shortages, according to an analysis by Strategy&, the global strategy department of the PwC network.   “Romania is following this European trend, with sales of electric cars increasing by more ...

Real Estate: Residential sales market will go through a period of stagnation and correction

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

* Tougher lending conditions, inflation, rising construction costs and the conflict in Ukraine are the four major factors influencing the evolution of the residential market.   If after the first year of the pandemic the optimism in the residential real estate market had returned to pre-crisis levels, today this sector faces new challenges that may generate structural changes, which may have different implications ...

Colliers: The Bucharest office market recovery continued at the start of 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The first quarter of 2022 saw a delivery of a bit over 70,000 square meters in new modern office spaces in Bucharest, taking the overall stock closer to 3.3 million square meters.   Despite the new uncertainties, caused by the pandemic, the shocks in the global economy and the Russian invasion in Ukraine, companies active on the Romanian real estate market went ahead with their leasing decisions, contracts were signed and ...

Tourism : Six beaches in Navodari, Mamaia, Eforie and Olimp awarded Blue Flag eco-label for 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Six beaches in the seaside resorts of Navodari, Mamaia, Eforie and Olimp - one more than in 2021 - were awarded the Blue Flag certificate for 2022 by the Environmental Education Foundation (FEE), the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Tourism informs."Based on the provisions of Government Decision No. 335/2002 on specific measures for the implementation in Romania of the Blue Flag Program, with all subsequent amendments and additions, Romania, through the Ministry ...

Healthcare: Integrated Transplant Center to be built in Cluj with EUR 200 million

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Cluj County Council announced on May 17 that the tender for the construction of an Integrated Transplant Center in Cluj would be launched this month. The investment is estimated at EUR 200 million.According to the local authorities, this is a unique project in Romania and Southeast Europe.   "In the beginning, the costs of the actual construction of the only Integrated Transplant Center in the country and Southeast Europe ...

Infrastructure: Timisoara Airport’s new terminal to be completed by end-2023

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Traian Vuia International Airport of Timisoara, western Romania, will have a new passenger terminal for international departures. The design and construction contract was signed on May 17, and the Romanian builder must complete the works by December 31, 2023, transport minister Sorin Grindeanu said.    The contract has a value of RON 88.99 million (some EUR 18 million), excluding VAT, and was awarded to the builder ...

Gov’t operationalized aid scheme for economic operators of road and freight transport

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca announced that the Executive operationalized the aid scheme for economic operators of road and freight transport ."The aim of the bill is to establish a state aid scheme to support enterprises affected by the crisis by mitigating the economic effects of the armed conflict in Ukraine. The proposed state aid scheme is not applicable to companies operating in the field of processing and trade of agricultural products. The measure ...

KEYSFIN ESTIMATE: THE TURNOVER OF local FREIGHT carriers, RECORD LEVEL of over LEI 75 billion IN 2021

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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The turnover of local freight carriers decreased marginally in 2020, by 0.7% compared to 2019, but remained 36% above the 2016 level, to almost lei 66 billion.   “If in 2020 we saw the marginal decrease in turnover based on the change of consumer behaviour (more food retail items at the expense of durable goods) generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, for 2021 we estimate not only a recovery, but a significant advance ...

Oradea Airport resumes flights

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Bihor County Council announced that passenger flights at Oradea Airport in northwest Romania resumed this past Sunday. Flight operations were suspended between May 2 and May 15 due to work on the taxiway connecting the airport runway to the future cargo terminal. According to the quoted source, more than 60 meters of the new taxiway's 276 meters have been completed.   "In the last two weeks, work has been done at a very ...

Telecom. IT: Number of fixed Internet connections exceeds 6 M threshold

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The number of fixed internet connections exceeded the 6 million threshold in the second half of 2021, which means that three quarters of households benefited from fixed internet at the end of the year, according to a report of the National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM).Of the 410,000 new connections in 2021, the activation of 250,000 connections in rural areas has led to the penetration of 64pct of households, compared to ...

Only 5% of all completed digitization projects is used in the Romanian public sector

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Only 5% of completed digitization projects, with application in the Romanian public sector, are actually used and continue to be developed and benefit from maintenance services – are the conclusions of an analysis of OVES Enterprise, a Romanian software development company, established, in 2015, in Cluj-Napoca.   The cumbersome procedure, red tape, lack of specialists for project analysis, long duration of the tender ...

Agriculture: Romania has the most wine farms in the EU, but also the smallest

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Romania had 844.015 vineyards in 2020, equivalent to 37,9% of the 2,2 million vineyards that existed throughout the European Union, Eurostat data shows on Friday. The large majority of the vineyards in the EU are very small, 83.3% of them having a surface under one ha. This is valid especially in Romania, where a vineyard is, on average, 0.21 ha, the smallest surface in the EU ...

Agriculture: Corteva Agriscience extends sunflower seed production in Romania with 14 million euro investment

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Corteva Agriscience completed a 14 million euro investment in the production unit in Afumati, Ilfov, one of the most modern Corteva production facilities in the world and the largest seed processing station in Romania.   The investment project, consisting of a new deposit and conditioning unit, will allow Corteva Agriscience company to shorten the supply chain, to increase the reaction and delivery ...

Law facilitating investments in irrigation systems from national and European funds promulgated

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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President Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Friday, the law amending and completing the Land melioration law no. 138/2004 and the amending of article III, paragraph (1) and (3) of law 269/2015 approving government emergency order 4/2015 amending government emergency order 83/2011 on certain organization measures for land melioration, the Presidential Administration informs.   The document mentions ...

Livestock existent on December 1, 2021

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

• In 2021, the cattle, pig and sheep and goats livestock decreased compared to 2020. • Romania ranked third in the hierarchy of the European Union member states for the sheep and goats livestock.   The total number of cattle and the origin livestock (milk cows, buffalo cows for reproduction and heifers for reproduction) decreased on December ...

Real Estate: Hagag Development invests over EUR 20 mln in new residential project in Bucharest

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Real estate developer Hagag Development Europe announced that it would invest more than EUR 20 million in a new upper-premium residential project in Bucharest. Currently in the design phase, H Primaverii 1 will rise above a 1,360 square metres plot of land and showcase, once completed, more than 4,000 square metres GBA of residential units and commercial ...

Infrastructure: Gov't: 126 million RON investment to modernize and develop Braila Harbor

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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 The Government approved, on Wednesday, the technical-economic indicators for a project to modernize and develop Braila Harbor, the total value of investments being 126.8 million RON, VAT included, announced Dan Carbunaru, the Executive's spokesperson.The investments entail harbor infrastructure works on the Danube operation front adjacent to the jetty.According to Carbunaru, the objective of these works is to offer optimum conditions for ...

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