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Bucharest-Ilfov region – highest weight in Romania’s export in Jan-Aug 2015

The Bucharest-Ilfov region has had in first eight months of 2015 the highest weight in Romania’s export, 21.8pct, being followed by the West region, 17.1pct, the South-Muntenia region, 15.7pct, the Centre region, 14.1pct, according to data released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Relations with the Business Milieu (MECRMA).

In the said period of 2015, the companies operating in the Bucharest-Ilfov region have recorded exports worth over 7.833 billion euro, up by 14.67pct as against 2014.

The exports’ total value in January-August 2015 was almost 36 billion euro, up by 5.39pct as compared to the same period of 2014.

Bucharest City has recorded exports of over 6.287 billion euro, up by 15.2pct as against the similar period of 2014. All the same, Bucharest is on top of all counties of Romania with a 17.47pct weight in total exports.

The top’s bottom is represented by Giurgiu and Gorj counties, with 0.1pct of total exports.

As concerns Romania’s imports, until August 31, 2015, the Bucharest-Ilfov region was also on top, with over 15.182 billion euro (37.22pct of the over 40.789 billion euro total imports), up by 15.39pct as compared to the similar period of 2014.

As regards the imports, the Bucharest-Ilfov region is followed by the West region, 12.74pct, the South region, Muntenia, 12.73pct, the Centre region, 10.91pct and the North-West region, 10.3pct.

Bucharest City is on top too as regards the imports with over 12.126 billion euro (29.73pct of the total imports).

The fewest exports were recorded in North-East region (4.63pct of total), this being the region with the fewest imports, too, 4.12pct of total.

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