• Sergiu-Bogdan Pop University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca
  • Tudor Sălăgean
  • Teodor Rusu
Keywords: Romania, agriculture, agricultural land, development region, the price of agricultural land


Romania is one of the European countries with the most favorable land fund and climatic conditions for agriculture. However, the agricultural sector faces problems related to land fragmentation, farmers' reluctance to join associations and the phenomenon of land grabbing by foreigners. In this context, the objective of this study is to highlight the dynamics of agricultural land use and their prices in Romania, especially at the regional level. The study was based on secondary statistical data provided by Eurostat and the National Institute of Statistics, as well as a literature review using a predefined set of keywords in the Web of Science (WOS) and other relevant scientific databases. The research conclusions show that Romania ranks fifth in terms of agricultural area, after countries such as France, Spain, Germany and Poland (Eurostat, 2022). According to data provided by Eurostat (2022), the price of agricultural land in Romania's development regions has increased in recent years (2014-2020). The lowest price of agricultural land is found in 2020 in the North-West development region (6.261 euros/ha) and the highest in the Bucharest-Ilfov development region (11615 euros/ha). Although the level of agricultural land prices depends on several factors, regional aspects (geographical position and proximity to large cities) as well as increased demand (including sales and purchase regulations) led to an increase in the attractiveness and thus the price of agricultural land in Romania during the analyzed period grew.

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