The 3.951 new companies have a subscribed capital of more than $ 34.1 million, up 14.4% compared to January-August 2016.

As for August 2017, compared to the same month last year, the number of newly established companies increased by 13.6% to 449 firms.

Romania recorded in 2016 the weakest year in the last 18 years in terms of newly established foreign capital companies. Last year, 5,348 such companies were set up, down from 5,831 units in 2015. After 1991, most companies were set up in 2007, when more than 15,000 such firms were registered. On the opposite side, the lowest was in 1995, 3,400 respectively.

The total share capital of the 5,348 firms amounts to $ 40 million, 1.4% over 2015.

Between 1991 and 2016, 209,814 companies with foreign participation in the capital were set up, the total amount of the subscribed share capital being over 44.8 billion euros.

Of the 209,814 firms, 43,627 companies have Italian capital, but the largest share of the share capital is Dutch companies, namely 8.71 billion euros, in about 4,919 firms. (source: AGERPRES)