Net investments in the Romanian economy dropped by 0.2% in the first half of this year compared to the similar period in 2016, to over RON 29.7 billion (EUR 6.4 billion), according to the country’s National Statistics Institute (INS).
Investments in new construction work rose by 2.2% year-on-year. Overall, the share of net investments in constructions increased by 3.8 percentage points in the first six months of this year over the same period last year.
More than a third (34.4%) of the net investment were industry-oriented, down 0.7 percentage points compared to the first half of 2016.
Net investments in the Romanian economy amounted to over RON 16.9 billion (EUR 3.6 billion) in the second quarter of this year, up 1.9% year-on-year.