The National Institute of Statistics (INS) announced that in the third quarter, the average number of pensioners was 4,996,000 people, down 7,000 people from the second quarter, and the average monthly pension was 1,856 lei, increasing by 0.3 % compared to the previous quarter.
„In the third quarter of 2022, the average number of pensioners was 4,996,000 people, down 7,000 people from the second quarter of 2022; the average number of state social security pensioners was 4,603,000 people, down by a thousand people compared to the previous quarter; the average monthly pension (determined taking into account the amounts for pensions of all categories of pensioners – social insurance, disability, successor, etc.- paid by pension houses) was 1,856 lei, increasing by 0.3 % compared to the previous quarter; the average state social insurance pension was 1,776 lei, and the ratio between the average net nominal state social insurance pension for old age with full contribution period (excluding tax and social health insurance contribution) and the average salary gain net was 51.6 % (compared to 51.8 % in the previous quarter); the index of the real average pension compared to the previous quarter, calculated as the ratio between the nominal pension index for the calculation of the real pension and the consumer price index was 97.5 % ”, shows the INS data.
Quarter III 2022 compared to the third quarter of 2021
Compared to the third quarter of the previous year, the average number of pensioners decreased by 77,000 people, and that of the category belonging to state social insurance decreased by 49,000 people.
The average monthly pension and the average state social security pension increased compared to the same quarter of the previous year, by 10.9 % and by 10.7 %, respectively.
Quarter III 2022 compared to the second quarter of 2022
The average number of pensioners was down by 7,000 people compared to the previous quarter, and the average number of state social security pensioners was down by a thousand people.
The average monthly pension and the average state social security pension increased compared to the previous quarter, by 0.3 % and by 0.1 % respectively.
Quarter III 2022
Social security pensioners hold the majority share (99.98 %) in the total number of pensioners. State social security pensioners represent 92.2 % in total social security.
By pension category, the number of old-age pensioners was mainly (79.7 %) in social security pensioners. Retirees included in the pension categories – anticipated and partially anticipated – represented 2.2 %.
The total ratio between the average number of state social security pensioners and that of employees was 8 at 10; this report shows significant variations in territorial profile, from only 4 pensioners to 10 employees in Ilfov County, to 15 pensioners to 10 employees in Teleorman County, 14 to 10 in Vaslui County.
The average state social insurance pension varied with significant discrepancies in territorial profile, the gap between the minimum and the maximum value being 950 lei (1409 lei in Botoṣani county, 1,419 lei in Giurgiu County, 1,426 lei in Vrancea County compared to 2,359 lei in Hunedoara County, 2,251 lei in Bucharest and 2,085 lei in Bra ṣov County).
The total number of beneficiaries of the provisions of GEO2 no. 6 / 2009 on the establishment of the guaranteed minimum social pension (currently – social allowance), in the third quarter of 2022, was 1,153,400 persons, of which: – 1,025,100 persons from the state social insurance system, representing 22.3 % of the total pensioners in this category; – 122,100 persons from pensioners from the former system for farmers, representing 64.5 % of their total; – 6,200 people from the military system, representing 3.2 % of the total of this category.
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