The net average salary of Romanians rose slightly in July this year, 0.8% up to 842 RON, according to data the National Statistics Institute - INS presented on Tuesday. In June, it rose 0.2% compared to the previous month.

Salary boosts of over 10% were recorded in the tobacco industry, the medical equipment, optical and photographic industry as well as in the insurance sector.

Boosts of 5-10% were reported in forestry, the metal construction industry, the road transport vehicle industry, water transport, postal services and telecommunications.

By the end of July, the number of Romanian employees exceeded 4,617 million people, 5,200 more than the previous month.