Why Romania?

Outsourcing to Romania can bring you several benefits due to the size and business environment that may be found in Romania.

General Information

  • Area: 231,391 km2 (92,043 sq mi.) (9th in EU)
  • Population: 21.6 Million (7th in EU)
  • GDP: 125 Bn EUR (2009)
  • Corporate tax: 16% flat
  • VAT level: 24%
  • Member of: EU, WTO, IMF, WB, NATO
  • Strategic location: at the crossing of 3 pan European transport corridors, holding the Eastern border of the inland European Union and at the turning point where EU meets the Balkans and CIS countries.
  • Main cities: Bucuresti, Iasi, Cluj Napoca, Timisoara, Constanta, Craiova, Galati, Brasov
  • Main counties by GDP/capita: Bucharest, Cluj, Timis, Brasov, Constanta
  • Main industries: electric machinery and equipment, textiles and footwear, light machinery and auto assembly, software, mining, timber, construction materials, metallurgy, chemicals, food processing, petroleum refining
  • Ease of doing business rank: 50th in the world
  • Credit Ratings:
Standard & Poor’s: Moody’s: Fitch:
BBB- (Domestic)
BB+ (Foreign)
BBB+ (T&C Assessment)
Outlook: Stable


Outlook: Stable



Outlook: Stable

  • Broadband penetration rate: 13% (2010)
  • Main export partners: Germany 16.3%,  Italy 15.4%,  France7.3%,  Turkey 6.5%,  Hungary 5%, Bulgaria 4.1% (2008)


  • Romania A.T. Kearney’s Global Services Location Index Rank in 2010: 25th in the world, 7th in Europe:

a) Financial attractiveness (40%) score: 2.54
People skills and availability (30%) score: 1.03
Business environment (30%) score: 1.65

a) Compensation costs score: 5.23 – including metrics related to average wages (515 USD /month in 2010) and to median compensation costs for relevant outsourcing activities;
b) Infrastructure costs score: 0.49 – including rental costs, commercial electricity rates, international telecom costs, travel to major customer destinations;
c) Tax and regulatory costs score: 0.62 – including relative tax burden, corruption perception, currency appreciation or depreciation;

  • Romania outsourcing people skills and availability: 32nd in the world

a) Experience score: 0.75 – including metrics related to the size of IT and BPO sectors, contact center and IT centers quality certifications, quality ratings of management schools and IT ratings
b) Availability score: < 0.20 – including total workforce, university educated workforce, workforce flexibility;
c) Education score: 1.14 – scores of standardized education;
d) Language capabilities score: 1.29 – scores at language tests;

  • Romania outsourcing business environment: 23rd in the world

a) Country risk score: 3.34 – including investors and analyst ratings of overall business and political environment, A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, security risk and unemployment rigidity, the Governemnt support for the ITC sector;
b) Infrastructure score: 1.27 – including overall infrastructure quality, telecom, internet and electricity infrastructure;
c) Cultural exposure score: 0.44 – personal interaction score from A.T. Kearney Globalization index;
d) Security of intellectual property (IP) score: 0.44 - IP protection and ITC laws, software piracy rates and information security certification;

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