In all likelihood, expanding private consumption and a recovery in investments will lead to an acceleration in economic growth in the order of 3.4% in 2015. VAT cuts and wage rises in the public sector may further accelerate consumption growth in 2016, yet trigger an increase in the foreign trade deficit. On average, consumer prices are stable; unemployment is hovering just below 7%, while signs of structural labour shortages are emerging.

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Main Economic Indicators201320142015201620172018
Population, 1000 persons.199841990419880...
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)144001520016200...
Gross industrial production, real change in %
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average7.
Average gross monthly wages, EUR489524565...
Consumer prices, % p.a.3.21.4-
Fiscal balance in % of GDP-2.2-1.4-1.5...
Public debt in % of GDP38.039.838.7...
Current account in % of GDP-1.1-0.5-0.8-0.7-1.0.
FDI inflow, EUR mn289429313500...
Gross external debt in % of GDP68.063.157.0...

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Monthly Report No. 1/2016 - Special Issue: Reality Check – wiiw Economists Reflect on 25 Years of Transition

Vladimir Gligorov, Peter Havlik, Gabor Hunya, Michael Landesmann, Leon Podkaminer, Sandor Richter and Hermine Vidovic
wiiw Monthly Report No. 1,
42 pages including 3 Tables and 22 Figures



ROMANIA: Investments and consumption fuel growth

Gabor Hunya
in: Mixed Prospects: Consumption Leads Fragile Recovery in the CESEE Core – CIS Stumbles
wiiw Forecast Report No. Autumn 2015, , pp. 109-112
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