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Tourism : Over 12.4 mln arrivals, in tourist accommodation establishments in Romania, in first eleven months of 2019

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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 decreased by 1.6 %, respectively by 1.8% in November 2019. Compared to November 2018, in November 2019 customs registered an increase in the arrivals of foreign visitors of 5.4 % and a increase of 7.2% in the departures ...

Romanian tourists prefer short trips, accommodation at relatives or friends

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Romanian tourists prefer short trips of four nights at the most and seek accommodation at relatives or friends, shows data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS), which reveals that most of the Romanians' holiday trips in the first three quarters of 2019 were of 1-3 nights.Tourist trips by residents in the reporting period stood at 15.326 million, up by 6.6 percent YoY.Holiday trips accounted for 90.2 percent of the total, while ...

Telecom. IT: RCS&RDS, Telekom, Vodafone and Orange fined 1.6 million lei for not fulfilling obligations of mobile phone coverage

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) announced it had fined RCS&RDS with 800,000 lei, Telekom Mobile with 700,000 lei, Vodafone with 60,000 lei and Orange with 50,000 lei for not fulfilling obligations of mobile phone coverage. “During a campaign we checked coverage of mobile voice coverage in 13,400 localities with more than 10 inhabitants  and measured over 246,000 km of national, ...

Agriculture: Egypt bought 120,000 tons of wheat from Romania at the price of 245,59 dollars/ton, delivery included

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

GASC, the General Authority for Supply Commodities from Egypt, the entity in charge of strategic wheat purchases on behalf of the Egyptian state, bought 300,000 tons of wheat from Ukraine, Romania and Russia at a tender organized on January 8, at the average price of 245.71 dollars, delivery included, UkrAgroConsult informs. At this tender, GASC bought 60,000 tons of wheat from Ukraine at 245.93 dollars/ton, 120,000 tons of wheat from Romania (60,000 ...

MADR: Lower production of cow milk, pork meat, eggs and honey in first 10 months, 2019. Increases for beef, lamb meat and wool

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The cow milk production dropped by 3% in the first 10 months, 2019, compared to the same period of 2018, on the background of a 6% drop of the number of cattle, while the beef meat  production recorded an increase of 7% in the mentioned period, according to data supplied by the Ministry of Agriculture. “In the first 10 months of 2019, the number of cattle dropped by 6% against the same period of 2018. The drop was obvious with small farms of ...

Real Estate: The real estate market in 2019: Cluj-Napoca had, again the biggest increase of price

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


The prices of apartments have continued in 2019 the upwards trend, but they have also started a slightly more abrupt one as compared to 2018. Cluj-Napoca had, again the biggest increases of price. The capital city was at a considerable distance behind, according to the data sent by the portal Imobiliare.ro. At the end of December 2019,  the average sum required for the apartments available for sale at national level (both old and new) reached ...

Infrastructure: TAROM signs acquisition agreement for nine new ATR 72-600 aircraft

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The national airline TAROM signed the leasing agreement for nine new ATR 72-600 aircraft, with 72 seats, to be used in the regional, domestic and international flights, and to replace the existing ATRs the company has now in its fleet, the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications (MTIC) announced on Friday."I saw that, in the recent time, after going through several "turbulences," the national airline TAROM is beginning to recover. Ever since my ...

Cluj Avram Iancu Airport receives 44 million lei for development

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The management of the Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport signed contracts for funding from non-reimbursable funds under the Large Infrastructure Operational Programme for two major development projects, with a total value worth 44 million lei."It is an extraordinary success of the airport. The Airport concluded and signed funding contracts, two contracts, worth almost 10 million euro, very important for the development of the airport. It is the taxiway, where ...

Infrastructure in Romania – present stage

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Romania has now 836 km of operational highways. In 2019 only 22.14 km, Lugoj-Deva lot 4, were commissioned, although transport minister  Rovana Plumb promised at the beginning of 2019 that there would be 180 km of highway ready by the end of the year. Later on, when Razvan Cuc returned at the head of the Ministry of Transports, the promise dropped to 100 km for 2019 and succeeded to open 22.14 km for lot 4 of Lugoj-Deva highway. Lot 3 of the same ...

Agriculture: Ministry of Agriculture: Corn production drops by 9% in 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


In 2019 Romania obtained 16.99 million tons of corn maize, on the drop by 9% (1.67 million tons) compared to 2018, when it obtained 18.66 million tons, although the area was bigger by 240,000 ha,  according to data supplied by the Ministry of Agriculture. In 2019, the area cultivated with corn exceeded 2.65 million ha, while in 2018  lands growing corn occupied 2.41 million hectares. This year's profit was about 6,500 ...

Tourism : Over 1.72 million tourist arrivals in Bucharest in first ten months of 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Over 1.72 million tourist arrivals were registered in Bucharest in the first ten months of this year, the highest number being recorded in September, respectively 196,410, according to the data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Most arrivals, respectively 1.63 million (94.7pct of the total), were registered in hotels.As for the overnight stays, their number was 2.99 million, most being in October - 343,720.The index ...

Non-resident tourists spend in Romania about 5.5 billion lei in first 9 months of 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The number of non-resident tourists accommodated in the first nine months of 2019 in Romania's collective tourist accommodation units amounted to about 2.106 million people, and their spending exceeded 5.485 billion lei, according to the data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).The main purpose of their stay in Romania was business and professional: participation in congresses, conferences, courses, trade fairs and exhibitions - 54.6 percent ...

Cars: Lamborghini, Ferrari, Jaguar, among the expensive automobiles registered by Romanians January through November 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Romanians have registered in January through November 2019 as many as 26 new Lamborghini and 18 Ferrari among the expensive automobile brands preferred being also Jaguar, Lexus, Maserati, Bentley and Aston Martin, says a release by the Driving License and Vehicles Registration Directorate (DRPCIV).According to the data released by DRPCIV, in the said period the highest rate of registration of expensive new cars was recorded by Lamborghini (271.3pct), followed by ...

APIA: Romania records consistent car market growth of 8.2% in 2019

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

November recorded an overall car market drop for the second time in 2019 – 1.2% against November 2018, but contrary to many EU states, the Romanian market recorded a consistent growth of 8.2% in the first 11 months of  2019, according to APIA data. The automobile market in Romania registered the sixth growth year in 2019. The general car market growth is only 8.2%, compared to 2018 (against +9.3% in 10 months). However, compared to other EU ...

Real Estate: The stock of modern offices outside Bucharest will reach the threshold of 1 million square metres in 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The stock of modern offices of the big regional centres of Romania – Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Iasi and Brasov – will reach the threshold of 1 million square metres in 2020 with a delay of almost one year against the initial estimate, according to a report sent by the real estate consultancy company Cushman&Wakefield Echinox. The data of the report show that 2019 was a record year as regards the deliveries, with a volume of almost 130,000 ...

Trade: Analysis: two thirds of the profit of companies in the food retail belong to foreign retailers

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The profit obtained by the companies activating in the domain of retail especially with food products, tobacco and drinks is growing, and the biggest share, approximately two thirds is generated by a limited number of companies, mostly with foreign majority capital,  according to a study made by Termene.ro. Thus, the profit reported by the companies activating in the analysed domain has continuously increased and reached in the last financial ...

Analysis: the market of consumer goods will grow by over 12% this year

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


The market of consumer goods, this year, will have an advance of over 12%, evolution stimulated by the growth of demand, as a result of the increase of salaries and pensions, and not last, the advance of  prices, shows an analysis of the consultancy company Frames according to which the Christmas shopping season will boost the results in the whole Romanian commerce, from the food sector to the consumer goods. ‘After the advance of 8% of ...

Trade: Software and digital service sales grew in Romania by 70% between Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Tuesday, December 24, 2019


Software and digital service sales in Romania, during Black Friday were 73% higher than on any other day in November, while on Cyber Monday, most sales were 79%, according to a specialized analysis, made by one of the global solution suppliers for companies. 2Checkout data show that global online sales of software and digital services grew by 37% between Black Friday and Cyber Monday (November 29 – December 3, 2019). Most ...

Romanians spent more buying TV sets and electronic products on Black Friday 

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Romanians spent an average of 800 lei to buy TV sets and electronic products on Black Friday, 2019 and a third of Internet users used their savings for the sales event, according to a study released on Wednesday. The study made by Starcom, in partnership with the research agency Kantar TNS, shows that the number of Romanians buying on Black Friday is on the rise, with a 22% higher conversion rate from intention to online purchase compared to ...

Romanians’ Christmas Expenditure

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

In Romania the budget allotted to the Christmas shopping is around EUR 250, as against the EUR 460 at European level, says a survey conducted by Reveal Marketing Research during December 6-15, 2019. The study surveyed residents in the cities how they will get ready for the winter holidays, what are their budgets and how important these moments are for them. About EUR 100 (RON 477) are destined to the expenses on foodstuff, while ...

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