FDI drops by 10.3 percent in H1 2014

Romania has seen a decline in foreign direct investment inflows in the first six months of 2014 which fell by 10.3 percent year-on-year. According to the latest report released by Romania’s Central Bank, the volume of direct investment of non-residents in Romania totaled nearly 1.2 billion euro, a marginal advance compared to the previous analyzed period between January 1 and May 31, 2014, when FDI came to almost 1.1 billion euro.

Of the total amount, equity stakes (including reinvested earnings) amounted to 1.11 billion euro, while intra-group loans, to some 78 million euro. Also, in H1 2014, the balance-of-payment current account posted a deficit of 878 million euro, after a surplus of 123 million euro in the corresponding period last year, mainly on the increase in income deficit which increased by over 1.2 billion euro.

In 2013 FDI totaled some 2.7 billion euro, a four-year high driven by exports which had been on an upward trend in the last months of the year.

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