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.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Romanian exhibitors at Medica 2014

The registered Romanian exhibitors at Medica 2014 are:

-          Avena Medica – an importer of vacuum blood collection tubes, microbiology products, labware, laboratory equipment, reagents, consumables. The company has registered a net turnover of some 11 thousand EUR in 2013

-          Biosintex, a domestic manufacturer of medical sutures, has recorded sales of over 4 million EUR in 2013.

-          Biotifarm, a producer of cosmetics for wound and skin disease treatment, has posted in 2013 a net turnover of 0.1 million EUR

-          Coramed Medizinische Produkte, a local producer of medical supplies and consumables, has recorded sales of over one million EUR in 2013

-          Custodia Group, a Romanian importer of containers, cardboard boxes and plastic bags for medical waste, has recorded sales of 1.1 million EUR in 2013

-          Genko Med Group - a manufacturer of sterile syringes, hypodermic needles and sterile surgical suture materials, part of Genko Italia SPA - has posted a net turnover of 0.5 million EUR in 2013

-          Sanimed International Impex, a domestic producer of in vitro diagnostic reagents. The company has recorded sales of 3.2 million EUR in 2013

-          Tehnogas Medical, an importer of intensive care devices and equipment for the production and distribution of medical gases, has registered in 2013 a net turnover of almost one million EUR. Some of its suppliers are: Alvo Medical, Gardner Denver, G. SAMARAS or Psiliakos.

-          Triamed – producer and importer of medical consumables – has recorded sales of 0.6 million EUR in 2013.

In case you are interested to connect directly with Romanian specialised medical devices and health equipment firms, feel free to contact our team at europa@frdcenter.ro and tel +4021 411 1459

Friday, 26 September 2014

Imports of fresh and exotic fruit and vegetables in Romania

According to official statistics and to the FRD Center team analysis, the imports of oranges in Romania have been nearly 41 million euros in 2013, up 67% compared with 2012.

Similarly, the Romanian imports of mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas), clementines, wilkings and citrus hybrids have been of approximately 21 million euros in 2013, up 26% compared with 2012.

The imports of grapefruits in Romania in 2013 have reached nearly 13 million euros, 12% more compared to the previous year.

The imports of lemons (Citrus limon, Citrus limonum) and limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia) in Romania have reach a value of approx. 26 million euros in 2013 and this represents an increase of 11% compared with 2012.

The imports of other citrus have been nearly 300 thousand euros in Romania in 2013, up 11% compared with 2012.

The Romanian imports of coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts (nuts, fresh cashew apples), fresh or dried, shelled or peeled in 2013 recorded nearly 2.3 million euros, 30% up compared with 2011.

The imports of dates, figs, pineapple (pineapple), avocados (avocados), guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried in Romania have been approximately 11 million euros in 2013 and this represents an increase of 61% compared to 2012.

Imports of kiwifruit have registered 5.4 million euros in Romania in 2013, up 27% compared to the previous year.

The imports of cauliflower and broccoli (broccoli) in Romania have reached a value of approx. 3.6 million euros in 2013, up 41% compared with 2012.

The imports of acachofas (artichokes) in Romania in 2013 have been nearly 38 million euros, up 73% compared with 2012.

One of the largest importers and stockists of citrus, exotic fruits and vegetables in Romania are Alfredo Fresh, Agricantus and Bella International. These players have recorded a cumulative net revenue of 53 million euros in 2013.

Citrus and exotic fruits and vegetables are sold in Romania in specialized markets for fruit and vegetables and in large areas such as, among others, Carrefour (162 stores), Auchan (31 stores), Mega Image (342 stores), Metro Cash & amp; carry (32 stores), Selgros cash & amp; carry (19 stores), Lidl (180 stores) or Kaufland (96 stores).

Romania imports citrus, exotic fruits and vegetables from Greece, Turkey, Spain, Brazil, Peru etc.

For more details, for a personalized analysis and for B2B contacts with importers and the staff responsible for direct import in supermarkets, do not hesitate to contact the FRD Center team at email: europa@frdcenter.ro and phone +4021 4111459 /60/ 61

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Importaciones de frutas y verduras frescas en Rumania

Según las estadísticas oficiales y la análisis realizada por el equipo de FRD Center, las importaciones de naranjas en Rumania han registrado casi 41 millones de euros en el 2013, un 67% más en comparación con el 2012.

Las importaciones rumanos de mandarinas (incluidas las tangerinas y satsumas), clementinas, wilkings e híbridos similares de agrios han registrado aproximadamente 21 millones de euros en el 2013, un 26% más en comparación con el 2012.

Las importaciones de toronjas o pomelos en Rumania en el 2013 han registrado casi 13 millones de euros, un 12% más en comparación con el año anterior.

Las importaciones de limones (Citrus limon, Citrus limonum) y limas (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia) en Rumania han registrado aproximadamente 26 millones de euros en el 2013 y esto representa un aumento del 11% en comparación con el 2012.

Las importaciones de los demás cítricos han registrado casi 300 miles de euros en Rumania en el 2013, un 11% más en comparación con el 2012.

Las importaciones rumanos de cocos, nueces del Brasil y nueces de marañón (merey, cajuil, anacardo, cajú), frescos o secos, incluso sin cáscara o mondados en el 2013 han registrado casi 2,3 millones de euros, un 30% más en comparación con el 2011.

Las importaciones de dátiles, higos, piñas (ananás), aguacates (paltas), guayabas, mangos y mangostanes, frescos o secos en Rumania han registrado aproximadamente 11 millones de euros en el 2013 y esto representa un crecimiento del 61% en comparación con el 2012.

Las importaciones de kiwis han registrado 5,4 millones de euros en el 2013 en Rumania, un 27% más en comparación con el año anterior.

Las importaciones de coliflores y brécoles (broccoli) en Rumania han registrado aproximadamente 3,6 millones de euros en el 2013, un 41% más en comparación con el 2012.

Las importaciones de acachofas (alcauciles) en Rumania en el 2013 han registrado casi 38 miles de euros, un 73% más en comparación con el 2012.

Unos de los más importantes importadores y almacenistas de cítricos, frutas y verduras exóticas en Rumania son Alfredo Fresh, Agricantus y Bella International. Estos jugadores han registrado una facturación neta acumulada de 53 millones de euros en el 2013.

Los cítricos y las frutas y verduras exóticas se venden en Rumania en mercados especializados de frutas y verduras y en grandes superficies como, entre otros, Carrefour (162 tiendas), Auchan (31 tiendas), Mega Image (342 tiendas), Metro cash&carry (32 tiendas), Selgros cash&carry (19 tiendas), Lidl (180 tiendas) o Kaufland (96 tiendas).

Rumania importa cítricos, frutas y verduras exóticas de Grecia, Turquía, España, Brasil, Perú etc.

Por mas detalles,una analisis personalizada y contactos con los importadores y los responsables de importacion directa en las grandes superficies, no duden en contactar con nuestru equipo al email: europa@frdcenter.ro y telefono +4021 4111459 / 60 / 61. 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Imports of fish and seafood in Romania

According to official statistics and the analysis done by the FRD Center team, the imports of live fish in Romania have been of nearly 3.9 million in 2013, up 31% compared with 2012. 

The Romanian imports of fresh or chilled (excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of whether or not minced, fresh, chilled or frozen) fish have been approximately 28.5 million euros in 2013, up 37% compared with the previous year. 

Imports of frozen fish (excluding fish fillets and other fish meat including minced, fresh, chilled or frozen) in Romania in 2013 have been of nearly 44 million euros, 23% more compared to 2011. 

Imports of fish fillets and other fish meat including minced, fresh, chilled or frozen in Romania have been nearly 20 million euros in 2013 and this represents an increase of more than 3% compared with 2012. 

The Romanian imports of dried fish, salted or in brine, smoked fish, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process, flours, meals and pellets of fish, fit for human consumption have been more than 5 million euros in 2013, 12 % compared with 2012. 

Imports of crustaceans, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, smoked crustaceans, whether in shell or not cooked before or during the smoking process, crustaceans, in shell, cooked by steaming or even chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, flours, meals and pellets of crustaceans, fit for human consumption in Romania in 2013 have been nearly 4.8 million euros, 20% more compared to 2012. 

Imports of molluscs, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, even peeled or cooked before or during the smoking process, flours, meals and pellets of molluscs, fit for smoked molluscs food in Romania have registered more than 6.8 million EUR in 2013 and this represents a 36% growth compared to 2011. 

The Romanian imports of aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, smoked, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process, flours, and pellets of aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, fit for human consumption have been nearly 260 thousand euros in 2013, up 42% compared with 2012. 

A few of the most important 
frozen fish importers in Romania are Macromex, Agroalimentaria Distribution, Trading and Sea Bell Serpico Trading. Fresh and frozen fish is sold in Romania in specialised stores well as in supermarkets as Kaufland, Carrefour, Auchan and Metro. 

Macromex, Agroalim Distribution, Serpico Trading and Sea Bell Trading have recorded a cumulated net turnover of almost 140 million EUR in 2013. They have registered a cumulated number of some 700 employees in 2013.

Some brands of fresh and frozen fish imported and distributed by these players are: Royal Greenland, Royal Arctic, Adriana etc.

Romania imports fresh and frozen fish from Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Poland, USA, Canada, Vietnam etc.

For more information on business opportunities in this sector as well as direct contact with key people in the Romanian companies do not hesitate to contact our team 

Email: europa@frdcenter.ro 
phone: +4021 4111459

Las importaciones de pescado, crustáceos y moluscos en Rumania

Segun las estadisticas oficiales y la analisis realizada por el equipo de FRD Center, las importaciones de peces vivos en Rumania han registrado casi 3,9 millones de euros en el 2013, un 31% más en comparación con el 2012.

Las importaciones rumanas de pescado fresco o refrigerado (excepto los filetes y demás carne de pescado incluso picada, frescos, refrigerados o congelados) han registrado aproximadamente 28,5 millones de euros en el 2013, un 37% más en comparación con el año anterior.

Las importaciones de pescado congelado (excepto los filetes y demás carne de pescado incluso picada, frescos, refrigerados o congelados) en Rumania en el 2013 han registrado casi 44 millones de euros, un 23% más en comparación con el 2011.

Las importaciones de filetes y demás carne de pescado incluso picada, frescos, refrigerados o congelados en Rumania han registrado casi 20 millones de euros en el 2013 y esto representa un aumento del más de 3% en comparación con el 2012.

Las importaciones rumanos de pescado seco, salado o en salmuera, pescado ahumado, incluso cocido antes o durante el ahumado, harina, polvo y pellets de pescado, aptos para la alimentación humana han registrado más de 5 millones de euros en el 2013, un 12% más en comparación con el 2012.

Las importaciones de crustáceos, incluso pelados, vivos, frescos, refrigerados, congelados, secos, salados o en salmuera, crustáceos ahumados, incluso pelados o cocidos, antes o durante el ahumado, crustáceos sin pelar, cocidos en agua o vapor, incluso refrigerados, congelados, secos, salados o en salmuera, harina, polvo y pellets de crustáceos, aptos para la alimentación humana en Rumania en el 2013 han registrado casi 4,8 millones de euros, un 20% más en comparación con el 2012.

Las importaciones de moluscos, incluso separados de sus valvas, vivos, frescos, refrigerados, congelados, secos, salados o en salmuera, moluscos ahumados, incluso pelados o cocidos, antes o durante el ahumado, harina, polvo y pellets de moluscos, aptos para la alimentación humana en Rumania han registrado más de 6,8 millones de euros en el 2013 y esto representa un crecimiento del 36% en comparación con el 2011.

Las importaciones rumanos de invertebrados acuáticos, excepto los crustáceos y moluscos, vivos, frescos, refrigerados, congelados, secos, salados o en salmuera, invertebrados acuáticos, excepto los crustáceos y moluscos, ahumados, incluso cocidos antes o durante el ahumado, harina, polvo y pellets de invertebrados acuáticos, excepto los crustáceos y moluscos, aptos para la alimentación humana han registrado casi 260 miles de euros en el 2013, un 42% más en comparación con el 2012.

Unos de los mas importantes importadores y almacentistas de pescado congelado en Rumania son Macromex, Agroalim Distribution, Serpico Trading y Sea Bell Trading. Pescado fresco y congelado se vende en Rumania en las tiendas especializadas asi como en las grandes superficies como Kaufland, Carrefour, Auchan y Metro. 

Macromex, Agroalim Distribution, Serpico Trading y Sea Bell Trading han registrado una facturación neta acumulada de casi 140 millones de euros en el 2013. Las empresas han registrado un número acumulado de unos 700 empleados en el 2013.

Algunas marcas de pescado fresco y congelado importados y distribuidos por estos jugadores son: Royal Greenland, Royal Arctic, Adriana etc.

Rumania importa pescado fresco y congelado de Dinamarca, Noruega, los Países Bajos, Bélgica, España, Irlanda, Polonia, EE.UU., Canadá, Vietnam etc.

Para mas informacion sobre las oportunidades comerciales en este sector asi como para contactar directamente con las personas clave en las empresas importadoras rumanas, no duden en contactar con nuestro equipo al 

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The healthcare system in Romania

The budget assigned in Romania for the public healthcare system has recorded approximately 6.2 billion EUR in 2013, representing 4.4% of the GDP, up by 0.4% compared to 2012. 

The health care in Romania is organised in two different systems: the public system, which is financed mainly through the social health insurance contributions, and a smaller private system, where patients pay for health services.

The social health insurance system in Romania is the main financing system for the population’s healthcare that provides access to a basic package for the insured individuals: medical consultations, prescriptions or basic hospital care. 

The National Health Insurance House is the public, autonomous institution of national interest, with legal identity, whose main activity is to ensure consistent and coordinated operation of the social health insurance system in Romania.

The Romanian citizens pay mandatory contributions out of their salaries to the national social health insurance fund. The following categories are insured without having to pay any contribution: 
- children of 18 years and under; 
- individuals of 26 years and under if in higher education; 
- war veterans, widows and invalids; 
- disabled people without incomes; 
- pregnant women and women who have recently given birth, if they do not have incomes or their income is lower than the national gross minimum wage

The primary medical assistance in Romania is provided by the family doctors or the General Practitioners (GP) and by various practitioner partnerships, ordinary practices or clinics. The GPs provide medical services such as: first aid in medical and surgical emergency, assistance in emergency situations, monitoring chronic diseases or preventive medical care. There are approximately 11,400 GPs in Romania and the average list of registered patients is 1,600. The number of GP’s consultations is approximately 50 million per year with an additional 2.5 million home visits.

Citizens of other EU countries visiting Romania can access the public healthcare system if they hold a European Health Insurance Card from their home country.

The Romanian health sector is in an on-going process of reorganisation which targets the implementation of an integrated computer system and the introduction of the National Health Card and the Patient’s Electronic Record. 

Compulsory starting with January 2013, the electronic prescription represents a big step in the modernisation of the Romanian health sector. The implementation of the Electronic Prescription IT System, developed for the Romanian National Health Insurance House, improves the drug release process, provides a real-time monitoring of the domestic drug consumption and substantially reduces potential errors and fraud.

In Romania, the public health system development is supported by World Bank-sponsored projects. The Second Health Sector Reform Project - APL 2 has been approved for the period December 2004 - December 2013. Its objectives have been to provide more accessible services, of increased quality and with improved health outcomes for maternity and newborn care and emergency medical care and to provide support for the preparation of the primary health care strategy. The total project cost is estimated at 206.5 million USD.

The structural funds in the medical sector in Romania have been administrated through the Regional Operating Programme 2007 - 2013, the Priority Axis 3 (Improvement of the social infrastructure), the Key Area of Intervention 3.1 (Rehabilitation, modernisation and equipping of the health services’ infrastructure). Various public providers of medical services (such as Deva County Hospital, Sibiu County Hospital, Targoviste County Hospital etc) have made investments using funds from the Key Area of Intervention 3.1. 

In Romania, there are the following programmes financed from the public budget:

1. Community public health programme:

  • Supervision and control of HIV / AIDS – this is performed in the Institute for Infectious Diseases “Prof. Dr. Matei Bals” in Bucharest, the Hospital for Infectious Diseases and Tropical Diseases “Victor Babes” in Bucharest and medical units with departments able to treat HIV / AIDS patients
  • Supervision and control of tuberculosis – this is performed in the Institute for Pneumology “Prof. Dr. Marius Nasta” in Bucharest, the network of pneumology units and medical units belonging to ministries that have own medical network


2. Programme for prevention and control of non-contagious diseases:

  • Prevention and control of cardiovascular disease - this is performed in the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases “Prof. Dr. C.C. Iliescu” in Bucharest, the Heart Institute “Prof. Dr. Niculae Stancioiu” in Cluj-Napoca, the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in Timisoara, the Institute of Cardiovascular Disease and Transplantation in Targu Mures, the County Clinical Emergency Hospital in Targu Mures, the Centre of Cardiology in Iasi, the Centre of Cardiology in Craiova, the Floreasca Emergency Hospital in Bucharest, the Bucharest University Clinical Hospital, the Clinical Hospital “Sf. Ioan” in Bucharest, the County Hospital in Baia Mare and the medical units belonging to ministries that have own medical network
  • Prevention and control of oncological pathology - this is performed in the Oncological Institute “Prof. Dr. Alexandru Trestioreanu” in Bucharest, the Oncological Institute “Prof. Dr. I. Chiricuta” in Cluj Napoca, the medical units with departments able to treat patients with oncological diseases and the medical units belonging to ministries that have own medical network
  • Prevention and early diagnosis in other neurological diseases- this is performed in the Bucharest University Clinical Hospital, the Emergency Central Military Hospital “Carol Davila” in Bucharest, the Colentina Clinical Hospital in Bucharest, the Emergency County Clinical Hospital in Targu Mures, the Emergency Clinical Hospital no. 1 “Sf. Spiridon” in Iasi, the Institute of Cerebrovascular Diseases “Prof. Dr. Vlad Voiculescu” in Bucharest
  • Prevention and control of diabetes and other nutrition diseases – this is performed in the Institute of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases “Prof. Dr. N. Paulescu” in Bucharest, the medical units with departments able to treat patients with diabetes and the medical units belonging to ministries that have own medical network
  • Prevention in nephrology pathology and dialysis – this is performed in the specialised medical units, the pilot centres and the medical units belonging to ministries that have own medical network
  • Prevention and control of haemophilia and thalassemia – this is performed in the National Institute of Haematology Transfusion “Prof. Dr. C.T. Nicolau” in Bucharest, the Fundeni Hematology Clinic in Bucharest, the Pediatric Clinic Fundeni in Bucharest, the Institute for Mother and Child Health “Prof. Dr. Rusescu” in Bucharest, the medical units with paediatric and haematology departments and the medical units belonging to ministries that have own medical network
  • Prevention in endocrine pathology – this is performed in the Institute of Endocrinology “C.I. Parhon” in Bucharest, the Elias Clinical Emergency Hospital in Bucharest, the specialised medical units and the medical units belonging to ministries that have own medical network
  • Prevention in traumatology and orthopaedics – this is performed in the specialised medical units and the medical units belonging to ministries that have own medical network
  • Transplantation of organs and tissues – this is performed in the specialised medical units and the medical units belonging to ministries that have own medical network


In regards to the TB fight, in Romania there are operating 3 national plans:

  • National Strategy for Tuberculosis Control 2013 - 2017
  • National Plan for the Prevention and Management of Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis 2012 - 2015
  • National Plan for Tuberculosis Transmission Control
More details in our DEMO report: http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/Romania-Health-and-Pharma-market-2014-DEMO-by-FRD-Center.pdf


Friday, 5 September 2014

The latest developments of the Pharmaceutical Sector in Romania

The 1,600 Romanian companies that have as main object of activity drug distribution reached a cumulative turnover of 5.3 billion EUR in 2013, an increase of 60% compared to the level reached in 2008, the best year for the Romanian economy. Their cumulative profit was of 178 mil EUR compared with 97 mil EUR in 2008.
According to our research, the main three distributors of drugs in Romania are: Mediplus Exim, Farmexpert and Farmexim. In 2013, they have recorded a cumulated net profit of almost 29 million EUR.
Three of the main pharmacies networks in Romania are: Sensiblu, S.I.E.P.C.O.F.A.R. (Dona Pharmacies) and Help Net Farma. According to the FRD Center research, they have recorded a cumulated net turnover of 516 million EUR in 2013, up by 5% compared to 2012.
Some main local representatives of international drug manufactures are: Sanofi Aventis, Pfizer and Krka. In 2013, they have recorded a cumulated net profit of over ten million EUR.
Terapia Ranbaxy, the local subsidiary of Ranbaxy Laboratories, has registered in 2013 a net profit of almost 25 million EUR, up by some 14% compared to the previous year. Ranbaxy Laboratories has entered the Romanian market by acquiring the local drugs manufacturer Terapia in 2006.
The Hungarian pharmaceutical group Gedeon Richter has reported sales of 74.9 million EUR in Romania in the first six months of 2014, up by 5.2% compared to the same period of the previous year.
Zentiva, controlled by the French Group Sanofi, has recorded in 2013 a net profit of aproximately 9 million EUR, up by some 26% compared to the previous year.
For tailored market data on Romania and other markets in Eastern Europe, do not hesitate to contact out team at europa@frdcenter.ro or +4021 4111459

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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Retail developments in Romania

Romanian retail sales rose 8.2% in the first six months of 2014 compared with the same period of 2013, on higher sales in all sectors, according to the National Statistics Institute. 

In August, Kaufland Romania opened a new hypermarket in Arad, the second in the city and 93th in its national network. The company aims at ending the year with 100 stores. The investment in expanding the network of shops is estimated between 48 and 72 million EUR. Kaufland is the largest retailer in Romania in terms of sales, surpassing Metro Cash & Carry, Auchan and Carrefour. The Company recorded in 2013 an increase of over 20% in net profit to 75 million euro, while its TO rose 13% to 1.64 billion euros. The company aims to reach EUR2 billion in revenue in Romania by the end of financial year 2017-2018.

Dedeman, the local DIY market leader, opens Friday, September 5, the third store in Bucharest. The investment in the new store is about 16 million EUR. This steady pace of expansion will lead the Dedeman national network to 50 stores by the end of 2015.

Retailer Rewe Romania recently opened its fifth discount Penny Market store in Bucharest and its 151st in Romania, in a EUR2 million investment.  

German retailer Lidl opened in September its 179th supermarket in Romania. The company announced 15 openings for this year. Lidl entered the local market in 2010, when they took over the 100 discount stores Plus from the group Tengelmann.

Carrefour, Dedeman, Praktiker and H&M, four of the largest retail networks in Romania, will all soon open stores in Targu-Jiu (SW Romania), a city with a population of 80,000 people whose livelihood largely depends on Complexul Energetic Oltenia (Oltenia Energy Complex).

Retailer Profi opened two new stores in Romania in August, in Iasi and Drobeta Turnu Severin, reaching a network of 240 units across the country. The retailer plans to further expand its network and targets a total of some 300 stores by the end of the year. Profi is one of the largest retail chains in Romania, being present in 118 cities across the country. The retailer employs more than 5,500 people. Profi supermarket chain of Polish investment fund Enterprise Investors, opened 26 new stores in the first half, or one third of the total new stores opened by modern retailers in this period. The company invested EUR8 million to EUR10 million in expansion, according to ZF estimates.

In September, clothing retailer Takko opened a new store in Bucharest. Takko continues expansion on the local market, planning to reach a network of some 100 stores. The retailer is present in 40 cities across Romania.

Sources: ZF, Romania Insider, the companies

For tailored market data on Romania and other markets in Eastern Europe, do not hesitate to contact out team at europa@frdcenter.ro or +4021 4111459

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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Investment developments in the logistic sector in Romania - new opportunities


The Port of Constanta is a strategic logistic hub at the Black Sea.
According to Prime Minister Victor Ponta, the Port of Constanta requires a development strategy through a partnership with a large port in China or other Asian countries, as well as Western ports, such as Rotterdam or Hamburg.
Currently, the Romanian state is the majority hareholder in Maritime Ports Administration Constanta with 80% of the shares - namely the Ministry of Transport with 60% of the shares and the City of Constanta has 20% of the stake.
The Romanian Government has been considering privatising the Port, keeping 51% of the shares.
In the meantime, excellent grain yields increase the importance of Constanta Port on the regional map and determine investments in storage facilities to support wheat trade. Recently a new storage and cargo handling facility has been inaugurated following a 15 million EUR investment of the Canopus Star - a joint venture owned by Cargill and the local firm TTS.
The new investment started in July 2013 - it is a ultramodern facility that increases the grain terminal capacity from 50,000 tons to 110,000 tons.
In 2009, the volume of grain exports stood at 4.2 million tons. At present the figure more than doubled, reaching 9 million tons, 97% by sea and over 90% from the Port of Constanta. According to Eurostat, Romania reported a production of 7.37 million tonnes of wheat in 2014, up from 7.34 million tons last year.
Romania currently has an estimated grain storage capacity of 17.5 million tonnes, most of which is owned by international traders such as Glencore, Ameropa, Cargill and important local players such as InterAgro or Comcereal.
More details about the logistic and maritime activities in Romania can also be consulted in our demo report: http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-Center-DEMO-Report-Naval-Sector-Romania-and-Bulgaria-2014.3.pdf
For a tailored analysis of the sector and market opportunities feel free to contact FRD Center directly at europa@frdcenter.ro or +4021 411 1459; 60; 61.

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