Ecommerce Facts & Figures of Romania
Yearly the Ecommerce Foundation researches 40+ countries globally on the areas of economy, ecommerce, technology and business culture. Romania is one of those countries. On this page you can find a few findings of the Ecommerce Foundation's research on Romania for 2017.
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Introduction of Romania
Romania is a republic in Eastern Europe. It has a population of 19.2 million people and its capital is Bucharest. The official language is Romanian and widely spoken foreign languages are Hungarian and Romany. Romania has a GDP of €170.9 billion, which represents a GDP per capita of €8,825 in 2017.
|19.2 million people||GDP of €170.9 billion|
|5.9% unemployed||Inflation of -1.4%|
|B2C Ecommerce Turnover||€2.5 billion|
|B2C Ecommerce growth||22%|
|Online population||16.3 million|
|Number of eShoppers||1.9 million|
|Most popular payment method|
Ecommerce in Romania
In 2017, the Romanian B2C ecommerce turnover grew by 22% to €2.5 billion. Romania had an online population of 16.3 million of people who were aged 15 and older.
Of the total online population, 1.9 million bought something online in 2015. The average spending per eShopper was €786 in this year.
Tips for ecommerce in Romania
- Before trading in Romania, we recommend to visit the Q&A Online Taxes and VAT in Romania page.
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| 12-12-2017 - Polish startup Packhelp launches more dedicated websites in Europe
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| 07-12-2017 - French fashion brand Céline launches ecommerce website
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| 06-12-2017 - VAT rules for online retailers simplified
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| 04-12-2017 - 363 thousand new sellers joined Amazon in Europe
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| 01-12-2017 - Heal’s offers online visitors access to in-store expert
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