Romania's production in construction was 2.1 percent higher in March 2020 compared to the previous month, the highest advance among EU member states, shows data released on Tuesday by the European statistics office Eurostat. Romania also tops the ranking by the annual growth rate of the construction sector, with 28.1 percent this March.
The banks in Romania have solved, two months after the onset of the health crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 83pct of the approximately 317,000 applications submitted by customers, individual and legal persons for the suspension of monthly payment obligations from credit agreements, announced on Monday the Romanian Association of Banks (ARB).
Romania imported, in the first three months of 2020, 629,000 tonnes of oil equivalent (toe) in usable natural gas, by 6.2 pct less (41,700 toe) than the similar period of 2019, according to data centralized by the National Institute for Statistics (INS).
The Agricultural Cooperative Tara Mea (My Country, ed. n.) has taken over, since April, the activity of centralization, storage and delivery of 150 Romanian vegetable producers, to help them deliver all the quantities obtained to hyper-markets, informs a press release of the association sent to AGERPRES on Wednesday.
The companies in non-food retail request that the owners of commercial centers agree to new deals by which there would be zero rent during the coronavirus pandemic, threatening that, if otherwise, they will boycott the reopening of stores. "It's a desperate plea, because we are in a desperate situation.
Four in ten Romanians are planning to travel after coronavirus lockdown restrictions are lifted on May 15, wanting isolated accommodations and risk-free bookings, according to a study published on Friday by an online booking platform.
The volume of turnover for retail trade (excluding trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased in the first three months of this year, compared to the same period last year, both as gross series and as series adjusted to the number of working days and seasonality by 9.4pct and 7.5pct, respectively, informs the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
Arrivals in tourist accommodation establishments this March took a plunge of 69.8 pct from the year-ago period to 242,100, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said on Tuesday. In February 2020, when the Covid-19 crisis had not yet taken its toll on the industry, the YoY decline in tourist arrivals had been 4.5 percent.
The InfoCons consumer protection association is calling on the Romanian authorities to postpone the reopening of hotels and restaurants from May 15, as "social distancing is impossible to implement, which will facilitate the spread of COVID-19".
The production activity on the Dacia industrial platform in southern Mioveni will be resumed on Monday, May 4, in both plants, according to a release of Groupe Renault Romania. On April 21, production activities in Dacia plants were partially resumed, on the basis of volunteering, in the Mechanic and Chassis Plant, as well as in the Vehicle Plant, in the Pressing Department.