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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Romania imported EUR 14 worth of face masks per capita in Q2

Romania imported protective face masks worth EUR 272 million in the first half of the year, with most of the imports taking place after the coronavirus outbreak started in March.

Thus, Romania ranks 10th in the European Union for the value of mask imports. Romania bought more masks than Portugal but spent less than the Czech Republic and Poland.

In the pandemic context, the value of EU mask imports increased by 1,800%, from EUR 800 mln to EUR 14 billion.

Romania spent EUR 14 on masks per capita in the first six months of the year.

Luxembourg has the highest per capita imports of lightweight masks in the EU - EUR 121 per capita, followed by Belgium, Germany, and France, each with more than EUR 50 per capita.

Mask imports were under EUR 10 per capita in Cyprus, Poland, Sweden, Croatia, Greece, and Bulgaria. China supplied 92% of the masks imported by the EU.

In the meantime, Romania has reduced its dependency on imports after local company Techtex launched the domestic production of masks. The company, which also produces the material used for making surgical masks, can now produce 600 million masks per year (50 million per month), according to Romanian banker Dan Pascariu, the head of the company’s supervisory board.

(Photo: Oat Autta/ Dreamstime)

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at [email protected] 

 

Romania imported EUR 14 worth of face masks per capita in Q2

Romania imported protective face masks worth EUR 272 million in the first half of the year, with most of the imports taking place after the coronavirus outbreak started in March.

Thus, Romania ranks 10th in the European Union for the value of mask imports. Romania bought more masks than Portugal but spent less than the Czech Republic and Poland.

In the pandemic context, the value of EU mask imports increased by 1,800%, from EUR 800 mln to EUR 14 billion.

Romania spent EUR 14 on masks per capita in the first six months of the year.

Luxembourg has the highest per capita imports of lightweight masks in the EU - EUR 121 per capita, followed by Belgium, Germany, and France, each with more than EUR 50 per capita.

Mask imports were under EUR 10 per capita in Cyprus, Poland, Sweden, Croatia, Greece, and Bulgaria. China supplied 92% of the masks imported by the EU.

In the meantime, Romania has reduced its dependency on imports after local company Techtex launched the domestic production of masks. The company, which also produces the material used for making surgical masks, can now produce 600 million masks per year (50 million per month), according to Romanian banker Dan Pascariu, the head of the company’s supervisory board.

(Photo: Oat Autta/ Dreamstime)

[email protected]

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