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Infrastructue : Romania, fourth in CEE for canceled or delayed flights

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Romania ranked fourth in the region for the share of cancelled or delayed flights last year, according to data from Flight Refund, a company that specializes in helping passengers get compensations in such cases, romania-insider.com reports. Some 782 such incidents occurred in Romania last year, representing 0.38% of the 203,403 flights to and from local airports, according to Flight ...

Rail freight transport grows 6.6pct, while road transport increases 4.7pct in 2017

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Rail freight transport grew by 6.6% last year to 56.08 million tonnes, while road transport increased by 4.7% to 226.3 million tons, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Of the total goods transported by rail, 78.9% had an internal destination, and 76.9% of those shipped by road transport had an internal destination.Carried by plane were 45,000 tons of cargo, up 12.2% from 2016, of which 97.3% on international ...

Statistics: Number of passengers recorded in international, inter-city transport, up 8.1% in 2017

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The number of passengers carried in international and inter-city transport rose by 8.1% last year from 2016 to 415 million people, of whom 4.7% were registered in international transport (19.5% million passengers), according to the data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics.Road passenger transport accounts for the largest share (78.5%), followed by rail transport (16.6%).Compared to the previous year, the largest increase in the ...

Romanian rail transport market opens for international competition next year

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Romania’s passenger rail transport market will open up for competition in a much deeper way as the European Union’s Fourth Railway Package comes into force in 2019, romania-insider.com informs The possible entry on the local market of big ...

Wizz Air Announces the First Direct Flight Between Romania and Georgia

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Wizz Air announced on April 5 the first direct flight from Romania to Georgia starting this summer, finchannel.com informs. The new low fare service from Bucharest to Kutaisi, Georgia is commencing on 3 July 2018 with 3 weekly frequencies on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, creating great travel opportunities for Romanian passengers and their visitors from just RON 109, according to Wizz Air. WIZZ travelers looking for a ...

Trade: In  February  2018 ,  the  retail  turnover  increased  by  6.6%  compared to February 2017  

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Compared  to  the previous month, in February 2018  the  retail  turnover volume  (excluding  the trade  with  motor  vehicles  and  motorcycles)  decreased  both  as  gross  series  by  3.3%  and  as ...

Cars: Eco-friendly cars sales, up 75 percent in first two months of 2018 (APIA)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The number of eco-friendly cars purchased by Romanians in the first two months of the year increased by 75 percent as compared to the same period of 2017, reaching 392 units, shows statistical data of Romania's Association of Automotive Manufacturers and Importers (APIA).According to official data, of the overall number, 158 are hundred percent electric cars, 8 times the number of electric cars sold the previous year's two months, and 234 units are hybrid (+14.1 ...

12,400 new vehicles registered in February, car registrations up 5.72 percent vs February 2017

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The number of registrations of new vehicles in Romania in February grew by 3.52 percent, as compared to same month of 2017, reaching 12,401 units, the Vehicles Driving Licence and Registration Directorate (DRPCIV) informs on its website. The automobiles recorded a plus of 5.72 percent, from 8,302 units in February 2017, to 8,777 this February. In the same period, February 2017 to February 2018, the highest registration increase was recorded ...

Romania's Jan-Feb new commercial vehicle registrations increase - ACEA

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Registrations of new commercial vehicles in Romania rose by an annual 10.4% on the year to 4,478 in the first two months of 2017, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) said on Thursday, seenews.com informs. Registrations of new light commercial vehicles of up to 3.5 tonnes rose  13.5% on the year to 3,153 in January-February, ACEA said in a statement citing provisional data. Registrations of new heavy ...

Agriculture : The crop production increased for all crops in 2017 compared to 2016

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


The cultivated area increased for dried pulses, oilseed crops and sugar beet and decreased for cereal grains, potatoes and vegetables. Compared to the previous year, the crop production increased in 2017 for the main crops (cereal grains, dried pulses, oilseed crops, sugar beet, potatoes and vegetables). The agricultural production was up in 2017 from the year before for ...

Infrastructure: Wizz Air launches new flights from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Hungarian low cost airline Wizz Air, the leader of the local air transport sector, has announced it would launch new routes from Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca to Athens, romania-insider.com informs. The flights from Bucharest to Athens will be operated five times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. During the summer season, between June 15 and September 15, the flights will be ...

Romania needs EUR 4 bln to fix holes in national roads

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Romania would have to spend EUR 4 billion to fix all the holes in its national roads, namely the big roads that connect important cities. The national company that manages the road infrastructure – CNAIR only has a maintenance and repair budget of EUR 800 million, according to transport minister Lucian Sova, ...

Real Estate: Bucharest land transactions at 10-year high in 2017, with 116 traded hectares

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


 A total surface of 116 hectares of land has been traded in Bucharest in 2017, the largest such surface in the past 10 years; Romanian developers, who mainly focused on the residential sector were the most active buyers of large plots, also located in the surroundings of Bucharest, shows an expert survey by Cushman & Wakefield Echinox released this Thursday.The trading value of these properties is estimated at 216 million euro, up 69 percent from 2016, ...

Collier report: Romanian real estate investors' share in local real estate market, just 4pct of 960-million-euro turnove

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The share of the Romanian real estate investors in the local real estate market in Romania accounted for only 4 percent of a turnover of approximately 960 million euros in 2017, as acquisitions of real estate assets by the national and cross-border investors of the 6 Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) main markets advanced 32 percent.Their share was the lowest among the national investors in the region, against an average in excess of 18 percent. In Hungary, the ...

Healthcare: The pharma market in Romania will register a business record in 2018, estimated at 50 billion lei

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


The pharma market of Romania will register a business record in 2018, the appetite of the Romanians for drugs and treatments being stimulated by the advertisments in the media and by the crisis in the health system, the estimates going to the threshold of 50 billion lei,an analysis  made by Keysfin shows.In the attempt to find solutions  to their health issues, the Romanians  use drugstores most often, and this trend is clear in the financial ...

Eurostat: 7 in 10 Romanians think they are in good health

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

More than 70 percent of people in Romania aged 16 or over think they are in good or very good health, above the European Union average, Eurostat data show quoted by business-review.eu. According to official EU data, 70.5 percent of Romanians perceived their health status as “good or very good” in 2016, the 11th-highest rate among the 28 EU member states. 22.3 percent of Romania consider their health status as being ...

Romania ranks 6th in the world for antibiotics consumption

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Romania ranked 6th in the world in 2015 for the consumption of daily doses of antibiotics per inhabitant, according to the study  “Global increase and geographic convergence in antibiotic consumption between 2000 and 2015” published by Preoceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America ( pnas.org), business-review.eu informs The ...

Tourism : Romania is the second source of foreign tourists in Bulgaria

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Romania ranks second as a source of foreign tourists for Bulgaria, with 1.14 million tourists recorded in 2017, according to Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism, quoted by novinite.com, business-review.eu reads. Foreign tourist visits in Bulgaria reached 8.88 million last year, up 7.6 percent compared with 2016. Most foreign tourists came from Greece, Bulgaria’s southern neighbour. 1.16 million Greeks visited Bulgaria last year, ...

Corinthia Hotels to open historic Grand Hotel du Boulevard in Bucharest, Romania

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Corinthia Hotels is set to expand its five-star hotel portfolio with the opening of a new luxury property in Bucharest, Romania,independent.com.mt informs . Located in the heart of the capital, the former Grand Hotel du Boulevard will open its doors again on 1 December 2019, to coincide with Romania’s National Day, the company said in a statement. Built in 1867, the listed building was last used as a hotel over a decade ago and will now ...

Healthcare: Incidence of tuberculosis in Romania is 6.5 times higher than in the EU

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


Romania is the country in the EU with most new cases of tuberculosis, the incidence being 6.5 higher than in the EU, informed specialists in the Pneumo-phtysiology Hospital in Sibiu,who organised a press conference on Thursday, on the occasion of the Day for the fight against this disease.The counties with the highest incidence of the disease are:Tulcea, Olt, Dolj, Bacau, Vaslui and Teleorman, and the lowest incidence appears in Harghita, Brasov, Covasna, Alba, ...

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