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February 9, 2023

FDI up by 27.3 pc in first eight months

Foreign direct investments (FDI) have grown by 27.3 per cent year-on-year in the first eight months of 2014, to EUR 1.424 bln, being influenced by intra-group loans which had a negative value of EUR 222 M, according to the data presented on Tuesday by the National Bank of Romania (BNR).
In the first eight months of 2013 foreign direct investments totaled EUR 1.118 bln. Funds of EUR 115 M were attracted in August, a level slightly lower compared to July, however higher than the one in June.
“The non-residents’ direct investments totaled EUR 1.424 bln, of which capital participations (including reinvested profit) totaled EUR 1.646 bln, and intra-group loans registered a negative (net) value of EUR 222 M,” a BNR communiqué reads.
The highest level of FDI since the start of the year was registered in May (EUR 306 M), while the lowest levels were registered in February (EUR 36 M) and June (EUR 101 M).
In January the FDI totaled EUR 244 M, in March EUR 290 M, in April EUR 215 M and in July EUR 117 M.
Last year FDI grew by 26.8 per cent year-on-year, to EUR 2.71 bln, reaching the highest level in the last four years after the first growth since the start of the crisis was registered in 2012.

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