The labour costs grew 23% in Q2, 2008 compared to the same period of the previous year.
In terms of sectors, in the European Union, the biggest growth of costs was reported in the constructions sector (4.6%), followed by industry (3.8%) and services (3%).
In the field of services, Romania holds the second place. Therefore, in the sector of services, Romania reported the second rise of costs in EU, of 20.3% as against 25% in Q2 2007.
The wage costs grew 20.2% and non-wage costs by 20.7%. The biggest rise occurred in Latvia – 25.6%.