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Economy of Romania

23
January

What are the prospects for the economy of Romania 2010? Is it realistic for the Romanian economy to recover in 2010? First, Romania-Central will give a short resume of the last year and then present you an economic outlook for Romania 2010. Happy new Year 🙂

Please note that updated, detailed data is linked from the resume below for 2009 or on our Economy page.
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23
January

Employment and the unemployment rate in Romania is hard to understand if not related to the general employment structure and other labor market indicators such as the occupation and activity rate or the role of (short term) migration. Even during the hard recession of the nineties and their aftermath official unemployment rates in Romania were relatively low when compared to other Eastern European countries.
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23
January

The inflation rate in Romania during the 1990ies and the first years of this decade is best to be described as a devastating hyperinflation. Inflation was mainly caused by the Romanian’s incapability to collect taxes (and, hence, financing their immense current spending with Seignorage) and a protective exchange rate regime. The still high inflation rate in the first years after 2000 in Romania was mainly a fading out. However, in recent years Romania joint the regime of inflation targeting and left the days of double-digit inflation behind.
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23
January

The GDP of Romania (per Capita) is among the lowest of the EU, second only to Bulgaria. During the nineties Romania experienced two sharp recessions and recovered only after 2000. Since then, Romania recorded high GDP growth rates until 2008 showing the typical patterns of a catching up economy.

After being hit by the financial crisis in early 2009 (the crisis arrived with some delay in Romania, yet the harder) Romania’s GDP dropped back below the level of 2007 and there are no signs for a quick recovery. An estimate by the CNP expects the GDP of Romania to reach the former level of 2008 between 2011 and 2012, which is pretty much in line with current GDP forecasts from Eurostat.

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18
March

Not one year ago, growth prospects for the GDP in Romania were rather optimistic, several forecast institutions predicted GDP growth to be much above the EU-Average for 2009 and even onwards. With some delay, after the breakout of the fincial crisis GDP growth estimations for Romania were gradually downsized.

Update Note: a Resume of 2009 and data for the economy of Romania in 2010 is available here.
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Category : 2009 | Crisis Romania | Economy of Romania | News | Blog
10
March

When talking about the public debt and external debt of Romania we have to face a twofold truth. First: the public debt of Romania is rather low, by both interational and European standards. The same is true, second, for external debt. On the other hand, newspapers all over the world report currently that Romania is in danger of national bankruptcy and might need external help to avoid default. The International Monetary Fund, IMF, and the EU are said to be the fitting institutions in this regard. Joaquin Almunia declared already that the EU is ready to assist Romania with a loan if needed to avoid national insolvency. So, the question is, how comes, that Romania seems to enter again into financial troubles? Is it all the fault of the financial crisis?
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22
February

Though the future prospects for the economy of Romania looked quite fine during 2008 the question now is how will Romania proceed in 2009 and thereafter?

Update note: data for the Romanian economy 2010 is available now!
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Category : 2009 | Crisis Romania | Economy of Romania | News | Politics of Romania | Blog