At level of the entire industry, exports grew in 2008 by almost 14%.
According CEO of the Employers’ Federation of Light Industry Aurelientu Popescu, the first place in imports is held by the industry of non-metallic minerals, the second place is held by furniture industry and the last one is held by the clothing industry.
Popescu said that while the growth pace of industrial production grew this year by 7%, in the industry of clothing the growth is of only 2% and the footwear industry remained steady compared to 2007.
At the same time, the wage per total industry grew on average by some 26% (average net wage, 1,400 lei), in the field of clothing the rise of 23% and in the sector of footwear and leather of 27%.
„In Romania, however, the rise in wages does not have the same pace with the rise in the labour productivity,” said Popescu.
The fair is organized by Romexpo exhibitions complex in Bucharest and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Navigation and Agriculture Constanta in cooperation with the Employers’ Federation of Light Industry. (FEPAIUS).