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Trade: 82% of overall retail sales in Romania recorded in malls. Online continues to grow

Tuesday, March 10, 2020


Over 80% of total sales in Romania are recorded in malls and we see no problem for which online shops would affect offline trade, said Costin Budeanu, head of the Leasing Retail Division AFI Europe Romania. “We do not see any threats for malls. We see applications which help online consumers. The only problem I see is how intrusive and aggressive these applications become and  how much they invade the consumer's life and continuously bombard ...

GfK TEMAX survey: Sales of technical consumer goods up 5.7 pct in Q4 2019

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Sales of technical consumer goods (TCG) in Romania were 5.7 percent up in Q4 2019 from the same period of 2018, the advance being the effect of the Black Friday and December promotional campaigns, shows a GfK TEMAX survey.In the reporting period there was a 13.5 pct growth in the telecom sector - the largest of the TCG market, generated by the upward trend of core wearables and big-screen smartphones (with screens of 5.6 inches and larger). Sales of small domestic ...

Telecom. IT: 67% increase of mobile phone users attacked by special commercial espionage software in 2019

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The global number of mobile phone users attacked by stalkerware, a special commercial espionage software, installed without the approval of the device owner, grew by 67% in 2019, compared to the previous year, according to statistics published by Kaspersky, in partnership with the Coallition against Stalkerware. Data for Romania show that the number of attempts to install this malware doubled in 2019, compared to 2018. At EU ...

ANCOM: the auction for 5G technology, by the end of the third quarter of 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020


The auction to assign the rights to use the frequency bands destined to the implementation of the new 5G technology will be held in the last quarter of this year, according to the 2020 action plan adopted and announced by the national telecom ...

Cars:About a third of car drivers in Romania are women

Tuesday, March 10, 2020


In Romania, women represented last year about a third (2.67 millions) of a total of 7.9 million persons who held a driver's license in Romania, according to DRPCIV data. According to data at the end of 2019, there were 16,291 woman motorcycle drivers (A category) and 16,349 women truck drivers (category C), 2,013 women bus and other vehicles for person transport (category D), 1.858 women trolleybus drivers and 1,167 women tram ...

APIA: 8,836 new cars registered in Romania in February down 26.8 per cent

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

A number of 8.836 new cars have been registered in Romania in February, down 26.8 per cent compared with last year, when there were registered 12.071 cars, according to the data provided by the Association of Car Manufacturers and Importers (APIA), quoting the statistics of the Directorate for Driving License and Vehicle Registration (DRPCIV)."Even if this is, most probably, a circumstantial situation, both in Romania and in Europe, some of the CO2 objectives seem ...

Healthcare: Infant mortality halved between 1998 and 2018: the highest rates in the EU were registered in Romania

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

In the EU in 2018, around 14 600 children died before reaching one year of age. This is equivalent to an infant mortality rate of 3.4 deaths per 1 000 live ...

Tourism : Arrivals in tourist accommodation units up 5pct in January; 16pct were foreign tourists

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the arrivals in the establishments of tourists’ reception with functions of tourists’ accommodation increased by 5.0 %, while the overnight stays increased by 7.0% in January 2020. Compared to January 2019, in January 2020 customs registered an increase in the arrivals of foreign visitors of 12.7 % and an increase of 14.1% in the departures abroad of the Romanian ...

Trade: Flower market expected to reach EUR 20 mln this week

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Within just over a week, between March 1 and March 8, Romanian florists are expected to sell flowers worth almost EUR 20 million, according to estimates by market research firm Frames based on data from the statistics office INS, Trade Registry and Finance Ministry. The analysis assumes that in the urban areas, where over 90% of flowers are sold, there are 4.56 million women over 18 years and at least half of them will receive a bouquet of flowers during this period, with an average ...

Healthcare: Over 60% of Romanians resort to self-medication for common medical problems

Tuesday, March 3, 2020


More than 60% of Romanians resort to self-medication to treat minor health problems such as a cold or flu, headaches, joint or muscle pain, gastric burns or abdominal pain, according to a study by IPSOS Romania, quoted by ...

Due to the low prices, Romania can become an important center for dental tourism at European level

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

A share of 10-15% of the total number of patients in dental practices in Romania is formed by foreign tourists who come for dental treatment, according to representatives of local tour operator TripHeal, which specializes in the medical tourism niche. Due to the quality of the services and the low prices, far below the market in western Europe, the country receives customers from Spain and Italy annually, and has recently started to draw tourists from the United Kingdom. Romania is ...

Real Estate: Gran Via Real Estate to conclude residential compound on former industrial platform in Bucharest

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Spanish-based developer, Gran Via Real Estate, completes this year the development of the former factory Frigocom, Timi?oara 58 residential compound, located at the crossroads of Timisoara Boulevard and Moinesti Street in Bucharest. The company is working on the final phase of the project, representing two blocks with 300 apartments, totaling an investment of 18 million EUR in construction only. „For these last blocks the structure was completed, and now we are ...

Romania’s growth potential will continue to attract new real estate investors in 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Romania is attracting more and more attention of real estate investors who want to enter the local real estate market or to expand their portfolio, after the good results from 2019, when the volume of real estate investments exceeded one billion euros. Attractive yields, good opportunities on the market in terms of available products and strong leasing activity on all sectors are the main factors identified by the experts gathered at Pre-MIPIM event, 2 nd edition, ...

Over 1.2 million square meters of new industrial, office and retail projects are announced by 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

A new record level of modern industrial, office and retail projects is expecting to be delivered in 2020, as developers announced projects of over 1.2 million square meters, according to the latest Bucharest City Report published by JLL. “Continuing the very good evolution of last year, 2020 reconfirms the interest of the real estate developers and the potential tenants for new projects, both for industrial parks and offices and shopping centers. Important deliveries announced ...

Cars: EU motorcycle registrations up 8 pct in 2019, 43 pct growth for Romania's motorcycle market

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Motorcycle registrations in the EU advanced 8 percent in 2019 from the previous year to 1,079,524, while the Romanian motorcycle market increased 43.2 percent, the Association of Automobile Manufacturers and Importers (APIA) announced on Monday, citing data from the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM).Scooter registrations accounted for 19 percent of Romania's total registrations of motorcycles.According to ACEM official statistics, Italy remains ...

Infrastructure: State Aid: Commission cleared public support to Timisoara Airport

Tuesday, March 3, 2020


The European Commission has cleared the public funding granted by Romania to Timi?oara Airport between 2007 and 2009, as well as the fees payable by all airlines using the airport and the charges to be paid by Wizz Air in favour of the airport on the basis of individual agreements. Timi?oara Airport is an international airport located in western Romania. With over 1.6 million passengers per year, it is the third largest airport in the country. Timi?oara Airport is operated by ...

Cars: Sales of Dacia cars down 31.4pct in January

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sales of Dacia cars went down 31.4 per cent in January, in Europe (EU plus the UK and EFTA countries), with the manufacturer's market share losing 2.7 per cent from 3.6 per cent in the same period last year, according to statistics released on Tuesday by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA). The statistical data are valid for the 27 member states of the European Union, plus the UK and the member countries of the European Free Trade ...

European automotive market registers a 7.4pct drop in sales, in January

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

New vehicles registrations decreased by 7.4 percent in Europe (the EU including the UK and the European Free Trade Association- EFTA countries) in January 2020 compared to the similar period of 2019, showed the data released by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) on Tuesday.The data is valid for the 27 European Union member states, including the UK and the EFTA, namely Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.A number of ...

Renault to unveil Dacia 100% electric city car in March

Tuesday, February 25, 2020


French carmaker Renault said on Wednesday it will unveil the first fully electric car of its Dacia brand at the Geneva Motor Show next month. "Dacia opens a new chapter and makes its electric revolution! True to its history as an "automotive gamechanger", Dacia enters the electric market and will present a 100% electric showcar," Renault said in a press release. Dacia’s electric city car will be unveiled on March 3, ...

Healthcare: EGO on patients' access to medical services, regardless of suppliers, published in Official Monitor

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The emergency order (EGO) on patients' access to medical services regardless of suppliers, public or private, was published in the Official Monitor on Wednesday. The documents was approved in the government meeting of February 4. “In order to facilitate their access to the closest medical unit, the government decided to open the health system and liberalize the health program so that patients could have the possibility to access medical services, ...

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