The average nominal net salary topped RON 1,493 in March, 5.6 pc (RON 79) higher than in the previous month, with the highest salaries being paid by the tobacco industry and the lowest being reported by the hotels and restaurants sector, reads a press release issued Friday by the National Statistics Institute (INS). The average nominal gross salary was RON 2,056, equivalent to a 5.8 pc increase against the previous month.
The most significant increases of the nominal net salary were reported by the tobacco industry (32 pc) and the financial intermediation sector, except for insurance and pension funds operations (29.8 pc). In the sector of insurance, reinsurance and pension funds (except for the public system of social insurances), and the industry of non-metal mineral products, salary increases ranged between 18 and 21 pc. In the Education sector, salaries rose by an average 4.8 pc in March against the previous month.
According to the same INS document, the turnover of the economic sector that provides services to population increased by 7.4 pc in Q1 this year against the same interval of 2010 (unadjusted series), while the turnover of companies dealing in the sale of road vehicles and motorcycles advanced by 4.8 pc. In the car sector, the increase was driven by the sales of automobiles (+9.3 pc unadjusted series, +10.2 pc adjusted).
Construction works drop by more than 4 pc in volume, during q1
The volume of construction works made in the first quarter of 2011, against a year ago, declined by 4.4 pc in unadjusted series and by 4.7 pc in series adjusted with the number of working days and seasonal factors, according to data released Friday by the INS. Per types of buildings, the volume of construction works gained 0.4 pc in the case of non-residential ones, but dropped by 13.4 pc and 3.3 pc – respectively – for residential and engineering buildings. Against the previous month, the volume of construction works in March 2011 increased by 30.2 pc in unadjusted series, driven by new buildings (34.1 pc), maintenance and repairs (29.0 pc), and overhaul works (15.1 pc).