Net investments in the national economy added up to RON 26.8 billion in H1 of 2015, increasing by 7.2 percent year on year, show data from the National Institute for Statistics (INS).

 

The weight of net investments by structure elements showed increments as follows: new construction works by 9.3 percent and equipment (means of transportation included) by 7.0 percent. There was a decrease of 0.1 percent in other expenditures.

Compared to the same period of the previous year, during the first semester of 2015 there was an increase in the share of the net investments in new construction works by 0.3 pp. There was a decrease of 0.2 pp in the share of the net investments in other expenditure and of 0.1 pp in equipment (means of transportation included), respectively.

The branches with a bigger volume of net investments were industry (37.7 percent), trade (36.4 percent) and construction (17.5 percent).

Compared to QII 2014, in the second quarter of 2015 net investments in the national economy increased by  6.7 percent, reaching RON 15.01 billion  due  to  the  increments  in  equipment  (means  of transportation included) by 10.2 percent and new construction works by 5.7 percent. There was a decrease of 0.8 percent in other expenditures.

Year on year, there was an increase in the share of the net investments in equipment (means of transportation included) by 1.5 pp. There was a decrease of 1.2 pp in the share of the net investments in new construction works and of 0.3 pp in other expenditure, respectively.

New net investments are the expenditure meant for the creation of new assets, the development, modernization and reconstruction of existing ones, as well as the value of the services on the property transfer of existing fixed assets and of lands with pay from other units.

Investments consist of the following structure elements: construction works (installation and fitting works of functional and technological equipment included); equipment (with and without fitting); means of transportation; other investment expenditure (expenditure for geological and drilling works, for the purchase of animals meant for work, production and reproduction, of vine plantations, trees, afforestation, expenditure for purchasing household inventory items as fixed assets, expenditure for research and design studies on the investment objectives and for the services related to the property transfer).

Natalia Martian