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.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Shipbuilding and repair sector in Romania

Recently we developed a few B2B projects in the shipbuilding industry and we are pleased to share with you some recent data. Hope this info is of interest to some of you.

There are 20 shipbuilding companies in Romania - they provide also ship repair services. They have registered a cumulated net turnover of over 760 million EUR in 2013, up by 38% compared to 2012. These players have recorded a cumulated number of almost 12,800 employees in 2013.

The most successful three shipbuilding companies in Romania are: Santierul Naval Damen Galati, Vard Braila and Vard Tulcea, with a cumulated net profit of 27 million EUR in 2013.

In Romania there are five companies whose main activity is represented by the ship repair services. They have posted in 2013 a cumulated net turnover of 11 million EUR, up by 6% compared to 2012. They have registered a cumulated number of over 450 employees in 2013. In 2013, some of their main clients have been: Santierul Naval Damen Galati, Vard Tulcea etc.

According to FRD Center research, there are nine producers of components for the shipbuilding industry in Romania - they produce also other types of industrial equipment. These players have recorded a cumulated net turnover of 106 million EUR and approximately 1,700 employees in 2013.

The most successful three producers of components for the shipbuilding industry in Romania are: Dutch Marine Trading Design, Menarom P.E.C. and Microplasma, with a cumulated net profit of over 3 million EUR in 2013.

Should you be interested in tailor-made market research and personalised B2B matchmaking in the shipbuilding sector in Romania, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Independent Romanian pharma players register growth in 2013

There are 19 independent producers of OTC drugs In Romania. In 2013 they have registered  a cumulated net turnover of almost 230 million EUR, up by some 6% compared to 2012.

The most successful three independent producers of OTC drugs in Romania are: Antibiotice, Biofarm and Arena Group. They have registered a cumulated net profit of approximately 15 million EUR in 2013.

In Romania there are nine independent cosmetics & dermatology products manufacturers. They have registered a cumulated net turnover of over 46 million EUR in 2013, up by 10% compared to 2012.

The most successful three independent cosmetics & dermatology producers in Romania are: Farmec, Genmar Cosmetics and Papillon Laboratoires Cosmetiques. They have registered a cumulated net profit of 2.3 million EUR in 2013.

Ten independent natural OTC & derma producers operate on the Romanian market. In 2013 they have recorded a cumulated net turnover of 55 million EUR , up by 2% compared to the previous year.

The most successful three independent natural OTC & derma producers in Romania are: Biotehnos, Laboratoarele Fares Bio Vital and Hofigal Export Import. They have registered a cumulated net profit of approximately 14 million EUR in 2013.

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FDI into Romania continues to grow in 2014

The level of foreign direct investments into Romanian economy continues to rise.
According to the National Bank of Romania, in the first five months of 2014 FDI reached 1 billion EUR, up by 13.9% compared to the same period of 2013.  
The Romanian subsidiary of French group Air Liquide will invest 5 million EUR in a new gas filling center in Cluj-Napoca. The filling station will serve clients active in various fields, such as food processing, auto industry, manufacturing, energy and research. Air Liquide is active on the Romanian market through branch Air Liquide Romania, established in 1999. In the last seven years, Air Liquide Romania has invested over EUR 30 million in the industrial facilities it owns.
Canada’s Candu Energy, a supplier of nuclear energy equipment, has announced the signing of an agreement with China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPEC), for the construction of two nuclear reactors in CernavodaRomania has been trying for years to find backers for the project, which requires an investment of around EUR 6.2 billion.
Eric Faidy, president of the administration council of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Romania (CCIFER), whose members have a combined turnover of EUR 19 billion, says that Romania is on the watchlist of French investors, given the 3.9% expansion of its economy in the first quarter of this year. He predicts more French investments in IT, agriculture and industry, adding that the country needs enhanced infrastructure and stable regulation to remain attractive for French capital.
Japanese group Simotomo, owner of a car wiring factory in Caransebes, will continue its investment in Romania with a new production unit at Drobeta Turnu Severin set to open on August 18. The group will hire 2,000 people for the new factory, located in a hall on the Paper Compound platform.
The government has prepared a new support scheme to be applied by the end of 2020 for the benefit of 150 companies. The support scheme is meant to encourage major investments in the economy. Companies will be able to write off the costs of acquiring tangible and intangible assets as eligible expenses but only if the value of the initial investment is a minimum of EUR 20 million.

Sources: Business Review, Romania-Insider.com

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Romanian Mining Sector - challenges and opportunities in 2014

The mining industry is an important industrial sector in Romania.

It actively supports the country's economic development by providing a variety of mineral products. Romania has deposits of lignite, pit coal, brown coal, anthracite, gold and silver ore, poly-metallic ore, copper, salt and non-metallic substances.

At present, Romania has in operation four underground pit coal mines and two underground lignite mines.

Romania has exploitable pit coal mineral resources of approximately 600 million tonnes and exploitable lignite mineral resources of approximately 3.3 billion tonnes.

For a brief sector analysis feel free to consult our recent DEMO report at 


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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Food production in Romania - imports of equipment, ingredients, recipients

Imports of equipment for food industry
The imports of machinery for filling, closing, sealing or labelling bottles, cans, boxes, bags or other containers, machinery for capsuling bottles, jars, tubes and similar containers and machinery for aerating beverages have recorded 37 million EUR in Romania in 2013, up by 55% compared to 2012.

The imports of other packing or wrapping machinery (including heat-shrink wrapping machinery) in Romania have registered over 26 million EUR in 2013.

The Romanian imports of machinery for the industrial preparation or manufacture of food or drink (other than machinery for the extraction or preparation of animal or fixed vegetable fats or oils) have reached almost 61 million EUR in 2013.

The imports in Romania of machinery for the preparation of meat or poultry have recorded approximately 10 million EUR in 2013, up by 15% compared to 2012.

The imports of machinery for the preparation of fruits, nuts or vegetables in Romania have registered over 4 million EUR in 2013, up by 8% compared to 2012.

Imports of ingredients and spices for food industry
The imports of the fruit of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta in Romania have recorded approximately 2.1 million EUR in 2013, up by 18% compared to 2012.

The imports of resinoids in Romania have reached almost 31,000 EUR in 2013, up by 200% compared to 2012.

Imports of packages for food industry
The Romanian imports of cans of iron or steel which are to be closed by soldering or crimping, of a capacity of less than 50 l (that include cans of a kind used for preserving food, cans of a kind used for preserving drink and other cans) have recorded approximately 9.5 million EUR in 2013, up by 50% compared to 2012.

The imports in Romania of cans of a kind used for preserving food have registered 4.4 million EUR in 2013, up by 8% compared to 2012. In 2013, Romania has imported cans of a kind used for preserving food from Bulgaria, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Poland etc.

The imports of cans of a kind used for preserving drink in Romania have reached some 1.2 million EUR in 2013. Romania has imported in 2013 cans of a kind used for preserving drink from Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Italy.

The imports of glass jars with the nominal capacity of more than 0.33 l but less than 1 l have recorded approximately 4.6 million EUR in 2013 in Romania, up by 23% compared to 2012. In 2013, Romania has imported this kind of products from the Republic of Moldova, Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic etc.


The Romanian imports of glass jars with the nominal capacity of 0.15 l or more but no more than 0.33 l have registered almost 1.5 million EUR in 2013. Romania has imported in 2013 this kind of products from Bulgaria, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary etc.

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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Food production in Romania: meat

The production of meat and meat products has recorded over 1.9 billion EUR in 2012 in Romania, up by 8% compared to 2011.

The total number of slaughtered cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and poultry in 2012 in Romania has recorded almost 240 millions heads, up by 0.2% compared to 2011. The total number of slaughtered animals in Romania has recorded a constant growing trend during the period 2010 - 2012.

In Romania, in March 2014 compared to March 2013, the total number of the slaughtered cattle has recorded an increase by 4.1% and the total number of the slaughtered pigs by 27.2%.

The biggest 20 producers of meat and meat products in Romania have recorded in 2012 a cumulated turnover of approximately 1.2 billion EUR, up by 7% compared to 2011.

The average monthly consumption of meat products per capita in Romania in 2012 was approximately 1.038 kg, up by 1.5% compared to 2011.


The production of canned meat in Romania has recorded some 240 million EUR in 2012, up by 11% compared to 2011.

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