The average number of pensioners dropped by 18,000 in Q2 20108, compared to the same period of last year, to 5,207 million people and the number of those in the state social insurance category increased by 7,000 to 4.680 million, according to data with the National Institute of Statistics (INS) sent to AGERPRES on Wednesday.The average monthly pension and the average state social insurance pension increased by 9.8pct and 9.3pct, respectively, compared to the same quarter of the previous year. The average monthly pension was 1,122 lei in Q2 2018, and the average state social insurance pension was 1,073 lei.
In Q2 2018, social insurance pensioners held the majority share (99.9pct) in the total number of pensioners. Social insurance pensioners represent 89.9pct of the total number of social insurance ones. By pension categories, the number of old age pensioners held the largest share (76.7pct) within the number of social insurance pensioners. The anticipated and partially anticipated categories of pensioners represented 2.1pct.