National Institute of Statistics

Number of building permits for residential buildings up 8.7pct in February

The number of building permits for residential buildings issued in February 2020 increased by 8.7 percent compared to the same month of 2019 and by 33.6 percent compared to January 2020, according to the data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Monday.

JuniorAchievement: 91 youths in 100 who have never studied, worked - pleased with their current situation

Most of the youths in Romania, who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs), are pleased with their current situation, and only 5 in 100 people want to collaborate and to change this situation, shows a survey conducted by the Junior Achievement organization.

Romania's hourly labour cost up over 12pct in Q4 of 2019

In Quarter IV 2019, the adjusted hourly labour cost (business days adjusted) registered a decrease rate of 0.27 percent compared to the previous quarter and an increase of 12.03 percent compared to the same quarter of 2018, according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Thursday.

Valentine's Day 2020: Romanians get married later in life, divorce less than before (analysis)

Romanians get married at older ages than 30 years ago and they divorce much less, a sign of the fundamental changes that the Romanian society went through after the 1989 Revolution, shows an analysis carried out by the consulting company Frames. "In 2020, marriage has turned into an event that many young people try to postpone as much as possible.

Romanian economy slows down to 4.1 percent in 2019

The Romanian economy slowed down to 4.1 percent last year, after 4.4 percent in 2018 and 7.1 percent in 2017, show flash estimates released by the National Institute of Statistics on Friday. The GDP advance in Q4 2019 from the previous quarter was 1.5 percent, while growth in the third quarter was 0.6 percent QoQ.

Annual inflation rate, down to 3.6 pct in January

The annual inflation rate dropped to 3.6 percent in January this year, from 4 percent in December of last year, given that the food stuff prices went up by 4, 75 percent, services by 4.01 percent, and non-food goods by 2.68%, according to data released on Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). Consumer prices in January 2020 compared to December 2019 increased by 0.4 percent.

Net nominal average salary up 5pct in December 2019, to 3,340 lei

The net nominal average salary was 3,340 lei in December 2019, up from the previous month by 161 lei (+5.1pct), and the highest values were recorded in activities of services in information technology (including IT services, namely 7,689 lei, according to the data published on Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

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