Thursday, 28 May 2015
Rumanía a recibir 8,1 mil millones de euros del presupuesto de la UE Programa de Desarrollo Rural para 2014-2020
El Programa de Desarrollo Rural (PDR) para Rumania fue adoptada formalmente por la Comisión Europea el 26 de mayo de 2015, delineando las prioridades de Rumanía para el uso de casi € 9,5 mil millones de dinero público que está disponible para el período de 7 años desde 2014 hasta 2020 (€ 8,1 mil millones de el presupuesto de la UE, incluyendo € 112,3 millones transferidos de los pagos directos de la PAC, y de € 1340 millones de la cofinanciación nacional).
La PDR para Rumania se centra principalmente en 3 áreas prioritarias:
(a) promover la competitividad y la reestructuración en gran sector agrícola de Rumania;
(b) la protección del medio ambiente y el cambio climático;
(c) estimular el desarrollo económico, creación de empleo y una mejor calidad de vida en los pueblos rumanos, donde la situación es con frecuencia muy por debajo tanto de la UE como a nivel nacional promedio.
En la primera de estas prioridades, "La competitividad del sector agrícola y forestal sostenible", la PDR ayudará a modernizar casi 3 400 granjas y cooperativas, apoyar el desarrollo de más de 30 000 pequeñas fincas, y ayudar a más de 9 400 jóvenes agricultores para iniciar para arriba.
Bajo la prioridad "Restaurar, preservar y mejorar los ecosistemas relacionados con la agricultura y la silvicultura ", más de 1,3 millones de hectáreas (más del 10%) de las tierras agrícolas y más de 800 000 ha (12%) de los bosques se beneficiarán de pagos para apoyar y promover la biodiversidad ecológicos prácticas de manejo del suelo.
A más de 4,7 millones de hectáreas recibirán apoyo con el fin de evitar el abandono de la tierra y la erosión del suelo.
Habilidades en el sector agrícola serán reforzados por algunos 184 000 plazas de formación, en las dos prioridades anteriores. Bajo la prioridad "La inclusión social y el desarrollo local en las zonas rurales", se crearán casi 27 000 puestos de trabajo en las zonas rurales y la creación y desarrollo de 3 000 empresas no agrícolas serán apoyados. Casi el 27% de la población rural debería beneficiarse de las inversiones para mejorar la infraestructura rural.
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Wednesday, 27 May 2015
The Rural Development Programme (RDP) for Romania was formally adopted by the European Commission on 26 May 2015, outlining Romania's priorities for using nearly € 9.5 billion of public money that is available for the 7-year period 2014-2020 (€ 8.1 billion from the EU budget, including € 112.3 million transferred from the CAP direct payments, and € 1.34 billion of national co-funding).
The RDP for Romania focuses mainly on 3 priority areas:
(a) promoting competitiveness and restructuring in Romania's large agricultural sector;
(b) environmental protection & climate change;
(c) stimulating economic development, job creation and a better quality of life in Romanian villages, where the situation is frequently well below both EU and average national levels.
Under the first of these priorities, 'Competitiveness of the agricultural sector and sustainable forestry, the RDP will help modernise nearly 3 400 farms and cooperatives, support the development of more than 30 000 small farms, and help more than 9 400 young farmers to start up.
Under the priority Restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems related to agriculture and forestry', more than 1.3 million ha (over 10%) of agricultural land and more than 800 000 ha (12%) of forests will benefit from payments to support biodiversity and promote environmentally-friendly land management practices.
A further 4.7 million ha will receive support in order to prevent land abandonment and soil erosion.
Skills in the agricultural sector will be reinforced by some 184 000 training places, under the above two priorities. Under the priority 'Social inclusion and local development in rural areas', almost 27 000 jobs will be created in rural areas and the setting up and development of 3 000 non-agricultural businesses will be supported. Nearly 27% of the rural population should benefit from investments to improve rural infrastructure.
Monday, 25 May 2015
The economic situation and expected trends in the Emerging Markets in Europe: Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia
Real GDP growth is expected to moderate from 1.7 % in 2014 to 1.0 % in 2015, before slightly picking up to 1.3 % in 2016. An expected slowdown in public investment and continued weak private investment is likely to weigh on the growth outlook. Inflation is projected to remain negative well into 2015, but to turn positive towards the end of the year. After reaching 2.8% of GDP in 2014, the general government deficit is set to remain at 2.9% of GDP in both 2015 and 2016.
Private consumption is expected to slow down in 2015 in line with weak wage and employment growth. Employment is expected to remain broadly unchanged in 2015 and 2016, while the decrease in the labour force should further reduce unemployment to below 10 % in 2016.
In 2014, the unemployment rate decreased to a low of 7.7% and is forecast to decline further.
Domestic demand is expected to remain the main driver of economic growth, but with a shift from investment to private consumption. New mortgage rules are expected to raise households' real disposable income as banks will have to reimburse revenues considered to have been unfairly collected. In addition, in a context of low inflation, real wages are projected to increase throughout the forecast horizon
Economic growth in
Romania is forecast to remain
robust in 2015 and 2016, driven by strong private consumption and recovering
investment. Inflation is expected to fall significantly in 2015 and remain low
over the forecast horizon. The fiscal consolidation path is projected to be
reversed in 2016.
Consumer sentiment is at a post-crisis high and expected wage increases accompanied by a lower VAT rate for food as of June 2015, a more favourable labour market outlook and low inflation are set to raise household real disposable income.
Romania grew by 1% in 2014, this
being the first yearly increase since the outbreak of the crisis. It is
projected to continue growing in 2015 and 2016. The unemployment rate dropped
to 6.8% in 2014 and is expected to decrease further to 6.4% by the end of the
Agriculture contribution to GDP is around 7%, compared to the EU average of 3%. Schemes to increase the productivity and to support young farmers, to develop further or restructure small farms, as well as the development of short supply chains are being supported through EU funded programmes.
Planned expansions in the automotive, pharma and telecommunications industries and ongoing motorway construction are expected to further support investment.
Economic activity is set to remain robust on the back of solid domestic demand, bolstered by improving labour market conditions and strong investment activity. Public finances are projected to improve gradually.
Growth momentum is expected to remain robust over the forecast horizon, underpinned by solid domestic demand. Private consumption is set to strengthen further as real disposable incomes continue to rise on the back of favourable labour market developments and subdued inflation. The investment ratio is expected to continue increasing in light of low funding costs and various government measures supporting housing investment.
Consumer prices were stable in 2014 and are expected to decrease in 2015 as a result of falling energy and food prices. The decline of food prices is set to be driven by global trends, an exceptionally good harvest in 2014 and the impact of the Russian embargo on various agricultural products.
has a population
of 10 million and it is a EU member since 2004. Czech
The country returned to growth in 2014. This was largely driven by domestic demand, with net exports detracting slightly. Domestic demand is expected to remain the main driver of growth in 2015 and 2016, with net exports projected to contribute negatively in 2015 but positively in 2016 as the external environment improves. The headline general government deficit is set to remain unchanged in 2015 and to decrease in 2016 due to a favourable macroeconomic environment.
There was a strong turnaround in the performance of the Czech economy in 2014, with real GDP growing 2.0% after a contraction of 0.7% in the previous year. The rebound in investment was particularly strong, although falling inventories weighed slightly on growth.
The renewed strength of the Czech economy has led to improved labour market conditions, with unemployment falling to 5.8% in the fourth quarter of 2014. Wage growth also started to strengthen, with compensation per employee rising by 3.0% in 2014, significantly outpacing growth in consumer prices. These conditions have boosted private consumption, which rose by 1.7% in 2014.
Investment rose by 4.5% in 2014, compared to a contraction of 4.4% in 2013.
Growth picked up in 2014 and is forecast to further strengthen on the back of a recovery in domestic demand. Labour market conditions are expected to continue improving, in line with the upturn in economic activity. Inflation was slightly negative in 2014 and is projected to recover only slowly.
fiscal situation is expected to improve gradually, also thanks to its
increasingly tax-rich growth structure.
After slowing down in 2013, growth picked up in 2014 on the back of a strong recovery in private consumption and investment. Domestic demand is expected to continue strengthening and to remain the main motor of growth. Real GDP increased by 2.4% in 2014 and is projected to expand by 3.0% in 2015 and 3.4% in 2016.
Investment rebounded strongly after two years of decline and grew by 5.7% in real terms. Equipment investment and non-residential construction were the main drivers of investment growth, while housing construction contracted. Planned expansions in the automotive and telecommunications industries and ongoing motorway construction are expected to further support investment, which is projected to increase by 4.6% in 2015 and by 3.7% in 2016.
Friday, 22 May 2015
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Romanian consumption of foods increased by 22% in June 2015.
In Romania, the VAT for foods and non-alcoholic beverages was reduced from 24% to 9% starting with 1st June 2015. The imports of fresh or chilled fish (excluding fish fillets and other fish meat) in Romania have registered approximately 31.8 million EUR in 2014, up by almost 12% compared to 2013, while the imports of blue-veined cheese and other cheese containing veins produced by Penicillium roqueforti have recorded almost 3.2 million EUR in 2014 in Romania, up by approximately 25% compared to 2013.
According to FRD Center research, the imports of salted, dried or smoked hams have gone up by 147% in 2014 compared to 2013. while the imports of fresh or chilled tomatoes in Romania have recorded approximately 44 million EUR in 2014, up by 30% compared to 2013.
All these are expected to go up even more in 2015 due to increasing local demand.
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Monday, 18 May 2015
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Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Friday, 8 May 2015
The residential construction sector in
in 2015 - 2016 is
continuing its growth initiated in 2014 after a period of stagnation in
According to the National Institute of Statistics, the following numbers of construction permits have been released in the first quarter of 2015 in
- 7,176 construction permits for residential buildings, up by 3% compared to the first quarter of 2014
- 54 construction permits for administrative buildings, up by 10% compared to the first quarter of 2014
- 1,798 construction permits for other buildings, up by 28% compared to the first quarter of 2014
According to the same source, 37,672 construction permits for residential buildings and 234 construction permits for administrative buildings have been released in 2014 in
Furthermore, 6,696 construction permits for other buildings have been released
in 2014, up by 12% compared to 2013. Romania
According to CBRE, in Q1 2015 three office developments have been delivered in
with a cumulated surface of approximately 39,000 sqm. The new supply in Q1 2015
is with 47% higher compared to Q1 2014. Bucharest
Nine office proprieties with cumulated surface of approximately 82,000 sqm are expected to be delivered as new stock in
in 2015. 76% of
the total new supply is Class A office buildings (approx. 62,000 sqm) and the
rest (approx. 20,000 sqm) is Class B office buildings. Bucharest
According to the same source, for 2016, 11 office proprieties totalling some 300,000 sqm are under active construction in
. The North and
Pipera areas continue to be a target destination for new developments,
representing 76% of the new supply. Bucharest
By the end of 2015, approximately 25,000 sqm of industrial spaces are expected to be added to the current stock: Industrial & Logistic Park Turda, Olympian Park Cluj, VGP Park
Timisoara and P3 Logistic Park . Bucharest
There have been three new deliveries of modern retail buildings in 2014 in
Romania (Vulcan Value Centre in Bucharest,
Auchan Drumul Taberei in Bucharest and in Targu Jiu) totalling
approximately 78,000 sqm GLA. Shopping City
According to CBRE, the under construction schemes of modern retail centres that are expected to be completed by 2016 account for approximately 260,000 sqm GLA, located mainly in Bucharest and major cities such as Brasov and Timisoara.
The Romanian Government encourages the construction and the renovation of buildings. One of the Government’s main priority is the absorption of the available EU funds in this sector.
The Romanian Ministry of European Funds (MFE) is making sustained efforts to ensure total absorption of European funds, and this year is extremely important because it is the last in which we can spend the funds allocated by the EU for the programming period 2007-2013.
In Priority Axis 1 - Operation 1.1.1 "Support for strengthening and upgrading the productive sector by tangible and intangible investments" the Call in 2014 is completing the signing of financing agreements for projects that were over 80 points in the evaluation process and selection. The value of these contracts is approximately 578 million RON (130 million EUR).
For the construction of new buildings in the production field, in the next period EU funds will be available in
the following programmes: Romania
- Regional Operational Programme 2014 - 2020
- National Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020
The official versions of these Programmes have been sent by the Romanian Government to the European Commission. They are expected to be approved by the European Commission in June 2015.
Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Increasingly, the topic of energy efficiency in buildings is taken into account when building new residential parks, office buildings, commercial and industrial facilities.
For example is the case of a 3,000 unit Multi-Family Residential Project in
Project Developer, active on the Romanian market, agreed to achieve the
necessary criteria to Pre-Certify 180 units of a total planned 3,000 unit
multi-family residential project in the North East of Bucharest. All energy and
energy efficiency strategies are being considered at this early stage of the
design project along with due consideration for site management and a plan for
facilitated waste avoidance and management post occupancy. Bucharest,
Thursday, 7 May 2015
Romanian health services - both private and public - rely almost 90% on imported medical devices and equipment. Compared with 2013, in 2014 imports of such apparatus has grown double digits.
Some examples of imports of medical equipment and apparatus in
- electrocardiographs: over two million EUR, up by some 10% compared to 2013
- ultrasonic scanning apparatus: 14.5 million EUR, up by approximately 31% compared to the previous year
- magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: 7.4 million EUR
- scintigraphic apparatus: exceeded 300 thousand EUR, up by approximately 16% compared to 2013
- ultraviolet or infra-red ray apparatus: approximately 900 thousand EUR, this representing an increase of almost 100% compared to 2013
- ophthalmic instruments and appliances: approximately 7.4 million EUR, up by 5% compared to 2013
- mechano-therapy appliances, massage apparatus and psychological aptitude-testing apparatus: almost ten million EUR, up some 15% compared to the previous year
- ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus: approximately eight million EUR, up by 37% compared to 2013
- pacemakers for stimulating heart muscles: almost 4.4 million EUR, up by some 73% compared to the previous year
- computed tomography apparatus: approximately six million EUR, up by some 58% compared to 2013
According to the
FRD Center research, in there are some 31
importer-distributors of medical equipment that also import physiotherapy
apparatus and devices. Some of them are: Adion
Prodimpextrans, Bold Medical, Liamed and Tehno
Electro Medical Company (TEMCO). Romania
Adion Prodimpextrans has recorded the net turnover of 1.4 million EUR in 2013. It has approximately 40 employees. The company has own showroom in
of over 200 sqm, sells its products
on-line and offers services for after-sales repairs. Adion distributes its
products in the entire country using own auto fleet and through eight
independent dealers. Bucharest
Bold Medical imports the following brands of physiotherapy devices: Chattanooga (UK) and Chinesport (
Other brands imported by the company are: Philips, GE Healthcare, Bosch + Sohn,
Fazzini, Heine Optotechnik, KaWe, Rudolf Riester, Contec, MAICO Diagnostic,
SunTech Medical, Leisegang Feinmechanik Optik, Titanox etc. Italy
Liamed has recorded a net turnover of 2.2 million EUR in 2013. It has some 30 employees. The company imports physiotherapy devices manufactured by GymnaUniphy (
( Italy), REMED ( Korea), ASTAR ( ) etc. Other brands imported
by Liamed are: SonoScape, Rimed, OsteoSys etc. Poland
TEMCO imports physiotherapy devices manufactured by ITO (
). Other brands of medical equipment imported by
the company are: Medec Benelux, SCHILLER, Arcomed, JPI, Olympus etc. TEMCO
has recorded a net turnover of 11.3 million EUR in 2013. It has some 40
employees. The company distributes its products in the entire country and
provides services for after-sales repairs. Japan
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
In 2014, the cereal grains output was of 21.6 million tonnes, up by 3.4% y-t-y, out of which 7.46 million tonnes wheat and over 11.73 million tonnes of corn (grain maize).
the 2nd most important producer of grain maize in Europe,
after France, who reports an average of 8 tons/ha.
In 2014, the area cultivated with grain maize and the area cultivated with wheat represented 45.9% and 39.0% of the area cultivated with cereals for grains, respectively. The production of cereals for grains increased by 3.4% as against the previous year, due to the increase of the yields per hectare (average yield), as follows: maize grains (+7.2%), barley and two-row barley (+6.3%), wheat (+3.8%) and oats (+1.5%).
Romania occupied the
5th place considering the area cultivated with wheat, after France, Germany,
Poland and . In
regards to wheat output, Spain Romania
was ranked 5th, after France,
Germany, United Kingdom and . Considering the yield, Poland is
among the lower yield per hectare wheat cultivating Member States. Romania
Currently, Romanian agricultural output relies mainly on imported machinery and agricultural equipment.
The imports of tractors have recorded in 2014 over 445 million EUR, up by some 27% compared to 2013, while the imports of ploughs have registered almost 11 million EUR in 2014, up by approximately 24% compared to 2013.
The imports of disc harrows have gone up by 36% reaching almost 8.5 million EUR in 2014 while the Romanian imports of harrows (other than disc harrows), scarifiers, cultivators, rotovators, weeders and hoes have recorded over 22 million EUR in 2014, up by 26% compared to 2013.
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