Romania’s exports had the best first half-year after the Revolution, and they are dominated by mobile phones, automobiles and auto parts, Money.ro informs. Mobile phones have thus become Romania’s main export products. Out of total exports worth EUR 22 bln, cell phones account for nearly 5 pc. Nokia and the other phone assemblers had total sales worth EUR 934 M, which is EUR 100 M more than the volume of spark plug wire sets sold abroad, statistic data reveal. The top three countries that buy Romanian-made cell phones are Hungary, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Spark plugs go to Germany, the Czech Republic and England.
Romania’s third-largest export is represented by cars, with EUR 750 M. The 4th and 5th places are held by petrol and tires. Significant export figures are also reported for medicines, turbochargers and sea ships.
As for imports, there is no big surprise, as the products on the first places have been about the same for many years. As usually, the main merchandise is crude oil, with imports worth EUR 1.6 bln. The second place, usually held by natural gas, is now occupied by medicines, worth EUR 766 M, with gas coming in third position, with imports worth EUR 754 M. The 4th and 5th places are occupied by diesel fuels and cell phone parts.