Bilateral relations

Economic relations

Japan is one of the most important Asian economic partners of Romania. The reform process in Romania was greatly supported by Japan, who provided financial and technical assistance, by means of development assistance loans (with a duration term of 30 to 40 years), for projects such as:

  1. the construction of the Piata Victoriei (in Bucharest) - Otopeni International Airport subway line, a yen credit equal to approximately 320 million euros (the project is under development);
  2. the rehabilitation of the No. 6 National Road, a credit of 80 mil. USD;
  3. the rehabilitation of the Turceni Thermoelectric Plant, a credit of 280 mil. USD;
  4. the modernization of the Constanţa-Feteşti railway, a credit of 220 mil. USD;
  5. the construction of the freight containers terminal in Constanţa South Harbor, a credit of 120 mil. USD.

 

The main Japanese investors in Romania

  1. Nomura Securities - 200 million USD in the tiers industry;
  2. Calsonic Kansei - 120 million USD in the auto components industry;
  3. Sumitomo Electric Wiring System - 40 million USD in the automobile electrical system components industry;
  4. Yazaki Corporation – 30 million USD (Arad) and 14 million USD (Ploieşti) in the auto components industry;
  5. Takata – 12 million USD in the auto industry (safety belts);
  6. Koyo Seiko / JTEKT - 57 million USD in the bearings industry;
  7. Tomen - 12,5 million USD in mobile telecommunications;
  8. YKK – 8 million USD;
  9. Sol-Plus – 6 million USD;
  10. Fuji Magnetics – 5 million USD.

 

The evolution of commercial exchanges between Romania and Japan

- Million USD - 

YEAR

TOTAL

EXPORT

IMPORT

BALANCE

2007

541,3

116,0

425,3

-309,3

2008

517,9 

103,4 

414,5

- 311,1

2009

372,2

112,2

260,1

-147,9

2010

479,7

186,5

293, 2

-106,7

2011

598,7

237,6

361,1

-123,5

2012

614

273,3

338,7

-65,4

2013

598,11

308.8

289,24

19,63

2014

590,89

282,59

308,30

-25,71

2015

559,0

233,9

325,1

-91,2

2016 (sem. I)

279,49

107,86

171,63

-63,78

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