In Romania, the growth setback following last year’s bumper harvest and export boom seems to be more severe than expected. The decline in investments, both private and public, has accelerated. Alongside exports, the recovery of private consumption, benefiting from fiscal support, has become the new driver of economic growth. The government intends to continue down this track in defiance of IMF recommendations. Improved political stability under a new president to be elected in November may improve the efficiency of the country’s administration. Being one of the countries least dependent on trade with Russia, Romania lends full support to EU sanctions.

map Romania
Main Economic Indicators201220132014201520162017
Population, 1000 persons.200581998119930...
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)138001410014700...
Gross industrial production, real change in %
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average7.
Average gross monthly wages, EUR463489513...
Consumer prices, % p.a.
Fiscal balance in % of GDP-3.0-2.2-2.0...
Public debt in % of GDP37.338.039.0...
Current account in % of GDP-4.4-1.1-2.0-2.2-2.4.
FDI inflow, EUR mn21272730....
Gross external debt in % of GDP75.468.063.3...

Basic data are continuously updated.

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Monthly Report No. 11/2014

Gabor Hunya, Sebastian Leitner, Sandra M. Leitner and Robert Stehrer
wiiw Monthly Report No. 11, November 2014
37 pages including 25 Figures


ROMANIA: Investment slump

Gabor Hunya
in: On Thin Ice: CESEE Core Resilient in the Face of EU Stagnation and the Ukraine Crisis
wiiw Forecast Report No. Autumn 2014, November 2014 , pp. 75-77
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