The Romanian economy has been strong in 2015, recording one of the highest increases in the European Union. Sustained by monetary and fiscal ease, Romania’s GDP grew by 3.7%. According to the European Commission, economic growth is projected to be of 4.2% in 2016 and 3.7% in 2017. Consumer spending will continue to have an important contribution, being stimulated by low inflation, tax cuts, real income increase and a constant decrease in unemployment.
Last year, the total value invested in commercial property in Romania was of ~ € 650 million. Approximately 93% was recorded in Bucharest. The most dominant segment in 2015 was the industrial sector. The estimated value of transactions with industrial and logistics properties is of ~ € 270 million, representing 41% of the total investment volume.