As compared to April 2013, the industrial production’s prices per total were higher by 0.8 percent, the prices on the domestic market growing by 1.1 percent and those on the external market going up by 0.3 percent. Against March 2014, the industrial production’s prices have recorded increases in the energy industry (4.6 percent), consumption goods (0.2 percent) and capital goods’ industry (0.1 percent). Decreases of prices were registered by intermediary goods’ industry (0.2 percent) and durable goods (0.1 percent).


INS also shows that Romania’s retail turnover volume (excluding trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles) in the first four months of 2014 increased from the similar period of 2013 both in unadjusted terms and adjusted terms for working days and seasonality, by 7.9 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively, due to a rise in sales of non-food and food products.


During January 1 and April 30, 2014 compared to the same interval of 2013, the retail turnover volume (excluding trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles), unadjusted series, rose by 7.9 percent, due to an increase in the sale of non-food products (+11.1 percent), of food, beverages and tobacco (+7.3 percent), in fuel retail for motor vehicles in specialist shops (+3.2 percent). (source: