National Institute of Statistics
Both Romania's energy production and electricity exports in the first eight months of the year were lower compared to the same period of 2018, while household energy consumption rose by 20.5 pct, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said on Friday.
Total household monthly income in Romania in Q2 2019 averaged out at 4,764 lei, on total average expenses of 4,049 lei monthly per household, or 85pct of total income, show the data with the National Institute of Statistics (INS) released on Friday. Total monthly average income was 4,764 lei per household and 1,838 lei per person in Q2 2019.
Romania is facing an inflation twice as high as the level considered optimal for this indicator, and this does not depend on the authorities' statements, Adrian Vasilescu, strategy consultant with the National Bank of Romania (BNR) told a profile conference on Wednesday. "Inflation strikes without taking into account what the Government says, what the companies say, what the population wants.
Romania's industrial production prices overall (domestic market and foreign market) were down 0.3 percent in August 2019 compared to July 2019, but they increased by 3.3 percent against August 2018, showed the data published on Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
In 2018, the population connected to the public water supply network accounted to 13.51 million persons, with the highest share recorded in urban area, 98.7 percent respectively, showed the data released on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
The economic operators certified for logging reported a volume of wood removed by 8.9 percent higher in 2018, compared to 2017, when the removed round wood volume registered the highest increase, namely 12.2 percent, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
Unemployment in Romania declined 0.1pct in August 2109 on a monthly basis, down to 3.8pct, with over three quarters of the unemployed falling in the 25-74 year category, according to data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Monday.
The unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 pct in Q2 of this year and the highest level, 15 pct, was recorded among youths aged 15 to 24, according to data of the National Institute of Statistics published on Thursday. As compared to the previous quarter, the unemployment rate dropped by 0.3 percentage points in the April-June period.
Romania exported, in the first six months of 2019, live animals totaling 205.9 million euro, 10.1 pct more than in the similar period of last year, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics. On the other hand, imports of live animals clocked in at 100.6 million euro (+6.8 pct), resulting in a surplus of 105.3 million euro.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Saturday stated that the Government is not a "failed" one, as labeled by President Klaus Iohannis, but an efficient one, and that the economic figures confirm it. "We are not a failed Government, as the President labeled us. He plays with words. It's very easy to offend someone. I never offend.