Great tourist destinations for Romania boasted a 2001 GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) of $152.7 billion. The GDP real growth rate in the same year was approximately 4.8 percent. Romania has had a difficult transition from communism since 1989; industries and production facilities did not suit the economic environment or the resources of the country. The INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) is the partial reason for the 4.8 percent growth in 2001. Great tourist destinations 2016.