General data

Area: 238.397 km2
Popuation: 19.317.984
Capital: Bucharest
Currency: Romanian leu (RON)
Time zone: UTC+2
Calling code: +40
Biggest Cities: Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași, Constanța, Craiova, Brașov, Galați


GDP per capita (eur, 2019): 11.527 
GDP (billion EUR, 2019): 223,3
Inflation (%, 2019): 3,9
Unemployment (%, 2019): 3,9
Import (billion EUR, 2019): 80,4
Export (billion EUR, 2019): 63,0
Real growth rate of export (%): 3,8
Real growth rate of Import (%): -8,3
Foreign investments (billion EUR, 2019): 6,2

Creative ranking

overall ranking – 6. place
(by Creative Barometer 2020)

by Architecture – 8. place

by Interior design – 8. place

by Product design – 8. place

Romania occupies the 6th place in the overall ranking of the countries. With regard to all three subdisciplines of the Creative Barometer (architecture, interior design, product design and fashion), it occupies the 8thplace. Romania ranks 11th in terms of its GDP per capita. As regards the mobility of creators, considering the country of origin and the host country, Romania occupies the 4th and 6th place among the 19 countries. Romania takes 6th place when it comes to the number of people working as creative and performing artists, authors, journalists and linguists. The country ranks 5th in the number of companies operating in the cultural sector.
Creative Barometer was developed by Zavod Big in cooperation with the Center for Creativity, at the Museum of Architecture and Design. This project is a part of a partnership network Platform Center for Creativity cofinanced by European Union from European Regional Development Fund and by Republic of Slovenia.