Investments in the Romanian economy dropped by 2.9% in the first quarter compared to the same period, last year to 9.91 billion lei, National Statistics Institute data reveals. Therefore, investments in new constructions diminished by 6.1% to 4.41 billion lei and those in machines dropped by 2.0% to 4.46 billion lei.

Sectors that received the biggest part of investments are the industry sector with 39.5%, commerce and services with 38.5%, constructions with 14.6% and agriculture with 5.4%.