Investments materialized in new construction works over the interval January 1 – September 30, 2009 totaled 23.423 billion lei (1 euro trades for 4.2 lei), representing 54.4 percent of the total, compared to 48.1 percent between January 1 – September 30, 2008. The economic activities which registered the highest investments in the first three quarters of the year are: trade/services (wholesale and retail trade, motor vehicle repair and industry.
A breakdown by structural elements of the evolution of investments in national economy in Q3 2009 compared with Q3 2008 is as follows: plant and equipment (transport vehicles included) – down 43.5 percent; new building works down 17. 9 percent; other expenses – minus 47 percent. The share of investments in new building works rose by 7.5 percent, INS informed.