The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.

The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.
The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Household appliances producer De’Longhi buys Nokia’s factory in Romania

Household appliances producer De’Longhi has agreed to buy Nokia’s production facility in Romania, after the Finnish mobile phone producer decided to close down the factory and relocate production from its facility at Jucu, in Cluj county. The transaction is expected to be finalized during the first quarter of 2012. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

De’Longhi plans to make the facility a key part of its development strategy, aimed at supporting its fast-growing international presence, according to a recent statement. The facility will also enable the company to partly re-balance its manufacturing structure from the Far East to Europe, where De’Longhi already operates a plant in Italy.

De’Longhi, known for its coffee machines, kitchen products, and home appliances, has a yearly turnover of around EUR 1.4 billion and is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange.

http://www.romania-insider.com/household-appliances-producer-delonghi-buts-nokias-factory-in-romania/46818/

Romanian pharmaceutical market up 5.5% in 2011

Romanian pharmaceutical spending reached USD 4.3 billion in 2011, up on USD 3.7 billion the year before, found a report issued by Business Monitor International. The increase in local currency was of 5.5 percent, while in US dollar terms, of 15.2 percent. Healthcare expenditure was also up to USD 9.6 billion, from USD 8.5 billion the year before, according to the report. The medical equipment market stood at USD 498 million, an increase on USD 426 million in 2010.

http://www.romania-insider.com/romanian-pharmaceutical-market-up-5.5-in-2011/45503/

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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The market of private laboratory services in Romania is expected to increase by 10%


Synevo Romania, the local medical laboratories division of the Swedish group Medicover, expects to record a turnover of 27 million euros this year, up 17% compared with 2011.

In 2010, the company had a turnover of 19 million euros.


"The market of private laboratory services is estimated to increase by 10% compared with 2011," said the General Manager of Synevo
Romania.

The company aims to invest 2 million euros in technological development, robotics, a new department and introduction of new genetic investigations this year.


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Friday, 20 January 2012

Foods and Beverages market in CE, SE and Eastern European markets

-          The consumption of foods and beverages (wine, beer, water, juices etc) in the CE, SE and Eastern European markets has registered a continuous growing trend in 2011 and consumption will continue to increase in 2012.

-          The wine consumption in Bulgaria has increased by 16.3% in 2011 compared to 2010 and the forecasts for 2012 indicate that the growth will continue.

-          The purchasing power and the monthly budget of the people in the Eastern Europe for acquiring foods and beverages is expected to increase in the next years.

-          The imports of foods and beverages in the Eastern Europe have increased in 2011 and the demand for imported products will continue to grow in 2012.

-          The value of the food imports in Russia from Poland in the first six months of 2011 has increased by some 17% compared to the similar period of 2010.

-          In the first ten months of 2011, the imports of foods, beverages and tobacco in Hungary have recorded an increase by 6.9% compared to the same period of 2010.

-          Some 25% more foreign-made foodstuffs are purchased on average in Slovakia than in other Central European countries.

-          In the first nine months of 2011, the imports of agro-foods in Romania have recorded 3.195 billion EUR, up by 17% compared to the similar period of the previous year. 

-          In the first five months of 2011, the imports of fruits and vegetables in Romania have increased by some 20% compared to the similar period of 2010.

-          Romania imported a quantity of 41,611 tonnes of onion, garlic and leek in the first nine months of 2011, this representing an increase by some 26% compared to the similar period of 2010.

-          The producers of food and beverages in the Eastern Europe will continue to invest in the production technologies, in the development of the production capacity, in the launching of new products, in mergers and acquisitions or in the increase of the warehouse spaces.

- Opportunities: new products, ingredients, raw materials, brands, equipment, packaging, quality control, mergers and acquisitions.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Agroland's business grows by 25% in 2011


Agroland is a distributor of animal feed and one day-old chicks in Romania. The company has the biggest network of agricultural stores in Romania. Agroland recorded in 2011 a turnover of 10 millions EUR, up by 25% compared to the previous year.

2011 was the best year so far for Agroland, the segment of animal feed contributing with over 50% to its business. In terms of the distribution markets, the company announced that three quarters of its business are performed with small farmers and householders. Agroland is present in 28 counties in Romania, through 156 stores and the company distributes over 250 different products.

The company currently works with 55 franchise partners and the network will expand in 2012. Thus, for the first quarter of 2012, Agroland plans to open 15 new stores in the franchise system.

For the period 2012 - 2014, Agroland targets to maintain the growing trend and to double its turnover.

In January 2012, Agroland celebrates 15 years of activity.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Romania reports EU’s highest year-on-year construction output rise

Romania recorded the highest year-on-year increase in construction output among the EU member states in November 2011, with 16.9 percent rise, according to Eurostat.

Romania was followed by Poland with an increase of 14.7 percent, and Germany with 9.9 percent.
The largest year-on-year decreases recorded in November 2011 were in Portugal – down 12.2 percent, Bulgaria – down 10.2 percent, and Slovenia – down 10 percent.

http://www.romania-insider.com/romania-reports-eus-highest-year-on-year-construction-output-rise/46174/

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Imports in Romania grow by almost 18%

Compared to the same period of 2010, the imports in the first 11 months of 2011 recorded an increase by 17.8% at values expressed in EUR. 

The structure of the imports in the first 11 months of 2011 in Romania was as following:

o       machinery and transport equipment (34.%)

o       other manufactured goods (30.7%)

o       chemicals and related products (13.3%)

o       mineral fuels, lubricants etc (11.3%)

o       agro-food products, beverages and tobacco (6.8%)

o       raw materials (3.6%)


-          The imports of machinery and mechanical appliances, electrical equipment, sound and image recorders and reproducers increased by 13.4% at values expressed in RON (12.8% at values expressed in EUR) in the first eight months of 2011 compared to the same period of 2010.

-          In the first eight months of 2011 compared to the same period of the previous year, the imports of mineral products increased by 35.8% at values expressed in RON (35% at values expressed in EUR).

-          In the first eight months of 2011 compared to the same period of 2010, the imports of base metals and articles of base metals increased by 28.5% at values expressed in RON (27.9% at values expressed in EUR).

-          The imports of chemicals products increased by 16.7% at values expressed in RON (16% at values expressed in EUR) in the first eight months of 2011 compared to the same period of 2010.

-          The imports of vehicles and associated transport equipment increased by 27.4% at values expressed in RON (26.8% at values expressed in EUR) in the first eight months of 2011 compared to the same period of the previous year.

-          The imports of plastics, rubber and articles thereof increased by 25.3% at values expressed in RON (24.8% at values expressed in EUR) in the first eight months of 2011 compared to the same period of 2010.

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Friday, 13 January 2012

COMERCIO INTERNACIONAL en Europa Central y del Este


Rumania:
  1. En noviembre de 2011, las importaciones CIF en Rumania han registrado 21.812,8 millones RON (5.016,4 millones euros). 
  2. En comparacion con noviembre 2010, las importaciones en noviembre de 2011 han aumentado un 11,2% en valores expresados en RON (9,9% en valores expresados en euro). 
  3. En comparacion con octubre 2011, las importaciones en noviembre de 2011 han registado un aumento del 3,5% en valores expresados en RON (2,7% en valores expresados en euro). 
  4. En los primeros once meses en 2011, las importaciones CIF en Rumania han registrado 213.108,1 millones RON (50.391 millones euros). 
  5. En comparacion con el mismo periodo del 2010, las importaciones en los primeros once meses en 2011 han registado un aumento del 18,5% en valores expresados en RON (17,8% en valores expresados en euro). 
  6. La estructura de las importaciones en los primeros once meses en 2011 en Rumania han sido la siguente: 
  • o maquinaria y equipo de transporte (34,3%) 
  • o otros productos manufacturados (30,7%) 
  • o productos quimicos y conexos (13,3%) 
  • o combustibles minerales, lubricantes etc (11.3%) 
  • o productos agroalimentarios, bebidas y tabaco (6.8%) 
  • o materias primas y materiales (3.6%) 

Polonia:
- Las importaciones en Polonia han registrado 130,9 mil millones de euros en 2010 y 73,4 mil millones de euros en los seis primeros meses del 2011.

Hungria:
  • - En los primeros diez meses del 2011, las importaciones en Hungria han registrado 61 mil millones de euro y esto representa un incremento del 8% en comparacion con el mismo periodo del año anterior. 
  • - En los primeros diez meses del 2011 en comparacion con el mismo periodo del 2010, las importaciones en Hungria han registrado aumentos por los siguentes categorias: o maquinaria y equipo de transporte: 4,9% o articulos manufacturados: 12% o combustibles y energia electrica: 5% o alimentos, bebidas y tabaco: 6,9% 

Republica Checa:
  • - En los primeros once meses del 2011, las importaciones en la Republica Checa han registrado un incremento del 11,5% en comparacion con el mismo periodo del año anterior. 
  • - En noviembre del 2011, las importaciones en la Republica Checa, a precios corrientes, han aumentado un 6,3% en comparacion con el mismo mes del año anterior y un 2,7% en comparacion con octubre de 2011. 

Eslovaquia
  1. - En los primeros once meses del 2011, las importaciones de bienes en Eslovaquia han registrado 49.525,2 millones de euros y esto representa un incremento del 14,5% en comparacion con el mismo periodo del 2010. 
  2. - Los sigientes categorias han registrado aumentos de las importaciones en 2011 en Eslovaquia: 
  • o aceites de petroleo o aceites de alquitran mineral crudo o piezas y accesorios de motor vehiculos 
  • o gas de petroleo y demas hidrocarburos gaseosos 
  • o productos de cristales liquidos o aparatos telefonicos 


Monday, 9 January 2012

Moody’s: economic growth of 2.2% and inflation of 3% this year

Moody’s rating agency expects that Romania’s GDP will increase by 2.2% this year, as the EU fund absorption rate is accelerated, and inflation to remain close to the BNR year-end target, to allow for more relaxed monetary policies.

A Moody’s analysis shows that the uncertain economic situation of the eurozone affects Romania’s economic growth via exports.

Inflation rate reached record lows in September and November since 1990, dropping to about 3.4% and dropping to 3% in December. The inflation rate is expected that to remain at the same level this year, Moody’s said.

Moody’s gives Romania the rating Baa3, with a stable prospect, improved by the relatively low state debt level.

Source: http://www.morningnewsbrief.ro/finance-the-economy/moodys-economic-growth-of-2-2-and-inflation-of-3-this-year/

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Romania Business Forecast Report Q1 2012

Business Monitor International:

Romania’s return to growth has so far been driven primarily by external demand for Romanian exports, and while we expect the recovery to broaden through coming quarters, increased headwinds from theeurozone sovereign debt crisis have prompted us to revise downour 2012 headline growth forecast to 2.5%, from 3.3% previously. ....

We have modestly revised down our 2012 GDP growth forecast to 2.5%, from 3.3% previously. Underpinning this revision is a deteriorating outlook for Romanian exports owing to recession in the eurozone. Domestic demand, however, should remain supportive of economic expansion over the quarters ahead.