IMF: Romania’s economy to increase by 1.5% this year and by 4.4% in 2012
The best economic performance in the region will be registered by Turkey with a 4.6% advance in 2011 and a 4.5% advance in 2011 but it will not register the high level of last year of 8.2%. Poland will maintain a similar level with last year, of 3.8% with a moderate 3.6% in 2012.
For Bulgaria the institute estimates a 3% GDP advance and a 3.5% advance in 2012. At the regional level a 3.7% advance will be register this year and in 2012 a 4% advance. Regarding unemployment, IMF estimates in Romania a 6.6% for 2011 and a 5.8% for 2012, the lowest unemployment rates in the region. Bulgaria will also register values below 10% so will Poland while the rest of the regional countries will have values exceeding 10%.
IMF estimates consumption prices on the Romanian market to increase this year by 6.1%.