Romania’s economy investments for the first 2009 trimester amounts to 12.77 billion lei, a 0.3% drop against the same period of 2008, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INS). The decrease is due to the contractions of the sum invested in gears and public transport vehicles, whereas investments in the construction of new buildings are growing.

Structure equipments and public transport vehicle invested raised 5.7 billion lei, 11.3% less. The new buildings constructions sector attracted 6.01 billion lei, recording a 9.2% increase in contrast with the same 2008 period. Other expenditures are 23.9% up, amounting to 1.06 billion lei.

Industry saw the highest investment volume: 40.8%, followed by commerce and services, a sector that managed to attract 36.2% of all investments. Agriculture had a 7.6% share and constructions got 6.8% of the total economy investment.

The first three months of 2009 show a 4.9 percentage points drop in the investments for equipments and means of public transport. The construction of new buildings is 3.1.