The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.

The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.
The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Foreign investment into Romania grows by 30% in Q1 2014

Romania attracted foreign investment 30% more in Q1 2014 compared to Q1 2013, while in the same period its GDP grew with 3.8% (provisional) vs. the previous year's first quarter representing the highest GDP growth in the region.

In May 2014, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its long- and short-term foreign and local-currency sovereign credit ratings on Romania to BBB-/A-3 from BB+/B. It revised its outlook on Romania to stable from positive.The upgrade reflects Romania's rapid progress in improving its external balances, while S&P expects the consolidation of fiscal accounts and financial sector stability to continue.  

In Q1 2014 vs. Q1 2013, Romania’s exports grew by 10.1%, to 12.7 billion EUR, while the imports grew with 9.6%, reaching 13.8 billion EUR.

The industrial output increased by 9.6% in Q1 2014, the second highest growth in the European Union, while the retail trade turnover was up 9.3% in the same period.

To download the FRD Center "Doing Business in Romania 2014" presentation, please visit 
http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/Doing-Business-in-Romania-2014-by-FRD-Center.pdf

For specific business opportunities in Romania do not hesitate to contact our team at europa@frdcenter.ro or +4021 4111459

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