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Blue Air to offer second daily flight Bucharest - Milan from August 16

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

From August 16, low-cost airline Blue Air will offer a second daily flight from Bucharest - Henri Coanda to Linate, Milan."Prices start at 9.99 euros per segment - all fees and a free change included," the company said Tuesday in a press statement.For the Bucharest connection of travellers to Milan from other cities, Blue Air offers five other daily flights to Henri Coanda Airport, from Cluj Napoca, Iasi, Oradea, Suceava and ...

Trade: Large food retailers struggle with staff shortage

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Large food retail networks are struggling again with a staff shortage they had already been experiencing before the pandemic, and the phenomenon is particularly visible for personnel categories like commercial workers, cashiers, pickers or multipurpose workers, Essa Group said in a statement.ESSA Group, one of Romania's largest players in trade marketing and sales services, currently has long-term partnerships with five hypermarket, supermarket and cash ...

Retail trade turnover up 13.7pct in Jan-May

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

 Retail trade turnover (except for trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased by 13.7pct, as a gross series, in the first five months of the current year, compared to the same period last year, according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).According to the same source, between January 1 and May 31, 2021, increases were recorded in sales of non-food products (+ 23.2pct), in the retail sale of motor fuels in specialized ...

Healthcare: Medicover invests EUR 20 mln in new hospital in Bucharest

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Medical services provider Medicover Romania announced it would invest EUR 20 million to develop a new hospital in Bucharest.The investment entails the conversion of an office building with a surface of 15,000 sqm. For this, Medicover Romania signed a 15-year agreement, with an extension option, with the building's owner, real estate developer Multigalaxy. The building is located on Fabrica de ...

Number of deaths due to respiratory diseases, 2.2 times higher in May 2021 vs May 2020

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The number of deaths caused by respiratory diseases was 2.2 times higher in May 2021, than that recorded in the same period last year, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INS) published on Monday.By main cause of death, in May 2021 most people died due to diseases of the circulatory system (13,080 people, representing 53.3% of deaths in May 2021) and tumors (3,875 people, representing 15.8%) ."After 7 months in which ...

Cars: Dacia to launch a new seven-seater

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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Officials of Romanian car producer Dacia confirmed that the company would unveil a family model with seven seats at the IAA 2021 automobile show in ...

Tourism : Non-resident tourists who arrive in collective accomodations spend 171.5 million RON, in Q1

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The total number of non-residents housed in collective tourist accommodations was, in Q1, 2021, 64,100 people, and their spending has reached a total of 171.5 million RON, according to the data centralized by the National Statistics Institute (INS).Businesses (including participation in congresses, conferences, classes, fairs and exhibitions) represented the main reason of the stay among 68.5% of non-resident tourists who arrived in Romania during the first three ...

May's arrivals in Romania's tourist accommodation establishments 17.6 times higher YoY

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

• Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the arrivals in the establishments of tourists’ reception with functions of tourists’ accommodation increased by 17.6 times, while the overnight stays increased by 19.1 times in May 2021. • Compared to May 2020, in May 2021 customs registered an increase in the arrivals of foreign visitors of 113.2% and an increase of 174.0% in the ...

Healthcare: Eurostat: Romania, the last in the EU after equipping hospitals with computed tomography and MRI units

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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In 2019, among the EU Member States with available data, Denmark recorded the highest availability of computer tomography (CT) scanners in hospitals relative to the number of inhabitants (with 4.0 CT scanners per 100 000 inhabitants), ...

Over 63,000 health units operational in 2020

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

In 2020    - over 63 thousand healthcare units were in operation and there were, on average, 294 inhabitants1 per doctor (excluding dentists) -   hospitals treated 2.6 million cases as inpatients, 1.6 million cases less than in 2019  - 21123 inpatient beds were allocated for treating COVID-19 patients, of which 1489 beds in ...

Trade: KeysFin : The beer producing market in Romania, to resume growth in 2021

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The turnover of beer producers in Romania increased in 2019 by 5.2% compared to the previous year and by 51% from 2010, reaching a record level of 4.5 billion lei, according to KeysFin analysts. However, for 2020 KeysFin specialists estimate a decrease of about 1.6%, based on the monthly data from the National Institute of Statistics, and in 2021 to resume its upward trend. Thus, the analysis of KeysFin, the Romanian beer producing market, shows that this market might reach a ...

Real Estate: Larocca Residence Complex, first real estate project in Romania selling apartments and cryptocurrency

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

“Larocca Residence”Complex, developed in Bucharest by ACG Construction & Projects, accepts cryptocurrency as payments means, in addition to classical sources such as funds or bank credit, thus becoming the first real estate project in Romania selling apartments with such currency.   The real estate complex, located in Constitution Square, Bucharest, includes 20 apartments, with 2 or 3 ...

Agriculture: Downward trend for all slaughter animals and meat production in 2020

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Slaughter numbers for cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and poultry in industrial units (slaughterhouses) followed a downward trend in 2020 compared to the year before, the same being registered in meat production, shows data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Wednesday.Thus, in 2020, the number of cattle slaughtered in industrial units (abattoirs) dropped from the previous year by 32.7%, to 131,906 head of cattle, and the number of pigs ...

Infrastructure: Minister Drula: Record for European investments in roads and railways in first half of year

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Transport minister Catalin Drula announced on Wednesday an investment record in roads and railways of 2.7 billion lei by mid year, an increase of +35% against the same period of 2020 (2 billion lei), + 142% against 2019 (1.12 billions) and + 285% against 2018 (0.7 billions).   The minister gave example several projects in execution, with European financing and the amounts allocated in the first 6 months ...

EBRD: GrCF2 W2 Medias Infrastructure Loan

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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Project Description   A senior loan of up to EUR 7.7 million in local currency (RON 38 million) to the City of Medias to co-finance critical investments in the City's infrastructure alongside EU grants under the relevant EU Regional Operational Programme for 2014-2020, EBRD informs.. The loan proceeds will fund the implementation of energy efficiency measures in four public ...

Telecom. IT: Communications Authority: Prices for fix and mobile calls drop by 8% and 20% as of July 1, 2021

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

ANCOM, the National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications, announced on Wednesday that as of July 2021, mobile phone operators active in Romania will have prices of 0.7 euros/minute for mobile calls and 0.078 euros/minute for fix phone calls. This measure applies according to EU Regulation 2021/654, that established maximum prices to be applied by operators, ANCOM informs.   The EU ...

The revenues of companies in the local IT industry increased in 2020

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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The revenues of the 23,000 Romanian companies active in the IT sector increased in 2020 by only 2.5% compared to 2019, to RON 32.3 bln (EUR 6.8 bln), according to calculations compiled by termene.ro, quoted ...

Cars: New car registrations grew by 18% in June

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Over 14,000 new cars were registered in Romania in June, on the rise by 18% against the same period of 2020, the Association of Automobile Manufacturers and Importers (APIA) informs.   According to official statistics, 11,853 of the 14,080 units registered at national level (automobiles and commercial vehicles, coaches and special vehicles) were new, an increase of 16.7% compared to the previous ...

Infrastructure: Air passenger transport down 76.2 pct in Q1 2021 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Air passenger transport decreased by 76.2% in the first quarter of 2021, from 3,851,100 passengers to 916,500, due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).The highest shares in terms of passenger transport were registered at Henri Coanda-Bucharest airports, with 328,100 passengers boarded and 293,400 passengers landed, Avram Iancu-Cluj-Napoca with 56,300 passengers boarded and 50,500 passengers landed, Iasi ...

Agriculture: USDA projects 36% bigger oilseed production in Romania

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates a 36% increase in oil plant production (sunflower seeds, rapeseed, and soybeans) to 4.2 mln tonnes in Romania, amid favorable weather conditions and 7% larger cultivated areas.   In total, Romania could export about 2.6 mln tons of oilseeds, 43% above the level of 1.8 mln tons estimated for the marketing year 2021/2021 which will end this month. In 2019/2020, Romania exported around 2.3 mln tons, by 24% over ...

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