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Iulian Ernst
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Iulian studied physics at the University of Bucharest, and he sees himself as a physicist in the broadest sense of the word. He also studied economics at Charles University in Prague and Central European University in Budapest, after a master’s program in business administration at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. Since recently, he’s been exploring coding and data analysis for business and economics. As a freelancer, he worked for nearly two decades as an analyst for ISI Emerging Markets, Euromonitor International, Business New Europe, but also as a consultant for OMV Petrom and UkrAgroConsult. Iulian was part of the founding team of Ziarul Financiar. At Romania Insider, which he joined in 2018, he is reviewing the latest economic developments for the premium bulletins and newsletters. He would gladly discuss topics such as macroeconomics, emerging markets, Prague, energy sector including renewable, Led Zeppelin, financial services, as well as tech start-ups and innovative technologies. Email him at iulian@romania-insider.com. 

 

RO state body revises 2021 GDP estimates in line with lower private demand, revenues

Romania's National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis (CNP) revised downward its estimates for last year's and this year's GDP performance to a 4.4% contraction in 2020 followed by a 4.3% recovery in 2021.

Both figures are 0.2pp lower than the latest forecast in November. 

The Government will use the updated forecast in sketching the 2021 budget planning.

The net taxes collected by the Government plunged by 9.4% last year, compared to 8.3% previously estimated - partly as an effect of the facilities extended to taxpayers - but this will create a stronger low base effect for a more robust 5% advance in 2021, CNP says.

The Government's consumption rose by 3.9% last year and will keep advancing by 3% or just under 3% per year in the medium term, according to CNP.

The state forecasting body toned down its expectations for the private consumption (the main element of the GDP by utilization), which is estimated to have contracted by 4.9% last year (3.7% decline estimated in November) and will partly recover with a 3.7% advance in 2021.

The revision seems to be influenced by expectations for a slower advance in households' earnings: real net wages will advance by only 2.0% this year, compared to 4.4% under the CNP's November forecast.

The rise in employment was also revised downward to +1.3% from +1.7% in November. 

(Photo: Pixabay)

iulian@romania-insider.com

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Iulian Ernst
Senior Editor

Iulian studied physics at the University of Bucharest, and he sees himself as a physicist in the broadest sense of the word. He also studied economics at Charles University in Prague and Central European University in Budapest, after a master’s program in business administration at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. Since recently, he’s been exploring coding and data analysis for business and economics. As a freelancer, he worked for nearly two decades as an analyst for ISI Emerging Markets, Euromonitor International, Business New Europe, but also as a consultant for OMV Petrom and UkrAgroConsult. Iulian was part of the founding team of Ziarul Financiar. At Romania Insider, which he joined in 2018, he is reviewing the latest economic developments for the premium bulletins and newsletters. He would gladly discuss topics such as macroeconomics, emerging markets, Prague, energy sector including renewable, Led Zeppelin, financial services, as well as tech start-ups and innovative technologies. Email him at iulian@romania-insider.com. 

 

RO state body revises 2021 GDP estimates in line with lower private demand, revenues

Romania's National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis (CNP) revised downward its estimates for last year's and this year's GDP performance to a 4.4% contraction in 2020 followed by a 4.3% recovery in 2021.

Both figures are 0.2pp lower than the latest forecast in November. 

The Government will use the updated forecast in sketching the 2021 budget planning.

The net taxes collected by the Government plunged by 9.4% last year, compared to 8.3% previously estimated - partly as an effect of the facilities extended to taxpayers - but this will create a stronger low base effect for a more robust 5% advance in 2021, CNP says.

The Government's consumption rose by 3.9% last year and will keep advancing by 3% or just under 3% per year in the medium term, according to CNP.

The state forecasting body toned down its expectations for the private consumption (the main element of the GDP by utilization), which is estimated to have contracted by 4.9% last year (3.7% decline estimated in November) and will partly recover with a 3.7% advance in 2021.

The revision seems to be influenced by expectations for a slower advance in households' earnings: real net wages will advance by only 2.0% this year, compared to 4.4% under the CNP's November forecast.

The rise in employment was also revised downward to +1.3% from +1.7% in November. 

(Photo: Pixabay)

iulian@romania-insider.com

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