Economic outlook. Romania.
Since joining the European Union, Romania, country of 19,5 mln population, has been on a fast catching-up path with the rest of the countries in EU, in terms of not only GDP per capita but also productivity. Yet, even though there has been significant changes made (in a positive sense), social and regional disparities are still present and they challenge both local government and EU.
Citing the report prepared by the European Commission “real GDP is forecast to grow by 4.1% in 2019, 3.6% in 2020 and 3.3% in 2021. Private consumption is expected to ease but remain the main growth driver throughout the forecast horizon, as disposable income continues to be supported by an expansionary fiscal policy and strong growth in real wages. Investment is projected to remain relatively robust, supported by construction and an acceleration of EU-funded projects towards the end of the current programming period.”
Pig Meat Production by Country – Romania.
Romania have a great potential to be a major player in pork production, since pork is the most consumed meat in this country. Both history and tradition have a great impact here. However, even though pork is such a popular meat in Romania, the annual consumption rates are still lower than in whole European Union. The other problem here, might be (as in many countries currenty) the ASF.
According to „The Pig Site” Romania is one of the few countries in which African Swine Fever have been reported in 2019. “On 2 April, four outbreaks were confirmed across Vrancea, Constanta and Braila, with 49 cases in total. In Braila, 42 backyard domestic swine were killed and disposed of after the death of one animal lead to further investigation. The remaining six cases were confirmed in wild boar in natural parks around Vrancea and Constanta. Other cases were confirmed in natural parks around Tulcea”.
The last report from World Organisation for Animal Health also confirms swine deaths caused by ASF in the southern part of Romania.