“The commercial exchanges will grow up to 18 billion euros, as an increase in the value of Romanian shipments to Germany was noticed in the first six months, and I say ‘shipments’ since we cannot speak of exports after (Romania’s EU) accession”, Ciobanasu stressed.
Romania currently ships to Germany machinery, fixtures and equipment, furniture, footwear, cement and construction materials.
“The trade balance is in favour of Germany, but this country looks set to become, as of this year, the top most important market for the general Romanian export”, the Romanian diplomat said.
Trade with Germany accounted for 17.1% of the Romanian foreign trade. The volume of Romanian export attained 5 billion euros, by 22.7% more than in 2006, with Germany ranking second after Italy, with the difference between these top-two Romanian export partners amounting to 30 million euros.