Romania’s industry has been affected by the global dearth of demand, an effect of the economic crisis which put big companies to sleep, forcing them to lock doors and dismiss staff until the sky clears.

In February the long-term goods industry was confronted with a 31.2 percent drop in orders and the current goods one with a 12 percent fall.
Yet, new orders in the capital goods industry added 4.9 percent over February last year.

Over January, the new orders in Romania’s industry reduced by 1 percent owing to losses in the intermediary goods industry which could only be partially offset by the gains in the other industries.

Also, in the first two months this year new orders in the industry lost a total 26.1 percent after those in the intermediary goods industry collapsed 48.4 percent over the similar period of 2008, INS showed.