Budget surplus of RON 1.35bn in four months of 2017


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The revenues to the Romanian budget were higher by 8.4% in the first four months of the year, as compared to the same period in 2016. The data published by the Ministry of Finance indicate a surplus of RON 1.35 billion at the end of April.

Total revenues were of over RON 80 billion.

As compared to last year, the labour taxes have increased by 13.4% after the wage increases. However, VAT receipts have decreased. The Finance Ministry says this is the effect of the VAT reduction from 20% to 19%, digi24.ro informs.

The amounts allocated for salaries have increased by more than 18%.

The pension increase also led to higher budget expenditures by almost RON 30 billion against those in January-April 2016.

Higher revenues (January-April 2017)

Surplus: RON 1.35 billion;

Overall revenues: RON 80.1 billion, up by 8.4% against January-April 2016.


Tax on wages and on income: RON 9.99 billion (+13.4% vs. January – April 2016);

VAT: RON 17.3 billion (-3.6% as compared to January – April 2016);

Budgetary expenditures

Wages: RON 21.8 billion (+18.1% against January-April 2016);

Social assistance: RON 29.2 billion (+10.1% as compared to January April 2016)

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