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, 30 September 2015

Automotive market in Romania continues to grow two-digits in 2015


New car registrations in Romania rose 11.3% to 51,180 units in the first eight months of 2015, from 46.003 units in the year-earlier period, while sales of Romanian Dacia cars in the EU grew 3.4% to 256,475 units, securing Dacia a 2.8% market share.

According to the the Romanian Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA), the local auto market grew 16.8% in annual terms in January-August, to 75,288 units, while locally made vehicle sales rose 23.5% on the year.

According to the FRD Center research, some of the strongest Romanian players in the auto spare parts are AD Auto Total, Augsburg International, Unix Auto and Elit Romania.

Established in 1994, AD Auto Total imports and distributes tyres and auto spare parts and components. It has very good brand visibility and reputation. The company imports and distributes the following brands of tyres: Michelin, Pirelli, Dunlop, Goodyear, BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, General Tire, Firestone, Barum, Debica, Fulda, Kormoran, Sava, Semperit, Tigar, Uniroyal, Wanli. AD Auto Total distributes its products to over 15,000 clients in the entire country. The company has own fleet of over 300 autovehicles. The firm has two central warehouses in Bucharest with the surface of over 20,000 sqm and 50 regional warehouses with a total surface exceeding 33,000 sqm.

AD Auto Total has reached in 2014 a net turnover of some 130 million EUR. The firm has over 900 employees.

Set up in 1996, Augsburg International Impex is a well known specialised importer, wholesaler and distributor of tyres, auto spare parts and components, lubricants, service equipment etc.The company has a fleet of 130 auto vehicles and distributes its products in the entire territory of Romania. It has 28 regional warehouses all over the country with the cumulated surface of over 22,000 sqm.

In 2014, Augsburg International Impex has registered a net turnover of approximately 72 million EUR. Currently, it has a team of over 300 employees.

Unix Auto imports and distributes auto spare parts and components. The company has been set up in 1999. At present, the company has over 300 foreign suppliers of auto spare parts and components. The firm has own auto fleet and 35 regional offices covering the entire Romania. It is a well known and dynamic company.
Unix Auto has registered in 2014 a net turnover of almost 41 million EUR. The company has over 400 employees. Some examples of brands of auto spare parts and components imported and distributed by Unix Auto are: Bosal, Bosch, NGK, Monroe, Sachs, Valeo, Ferodo, Gates, Dayco, Corteco, Loctite, Magneti Marelli, Nissens, Samko, Thule, TYC, FIAMM, LuK, Stabilus, Wintek etc.

Established in 1999, Elit Romania Piese Auto Originale is a specialised importer, wholesaler and distributor of auto spare parts and components. The company has a warehouse in Bucharest and 20 regional offices and distribution units covering the entire country. It has own auto fleet and has very good brand visibility and reputation. The company has registered a net turnover of almost 36 million EUR in 2014. It has some 330 employees. Some examples of brands of auto spare parts and components imported and distributed by the company are: Bosch, Facet, Cargo, Hella, Pierburg, HC Parts, Magneton, Huco, Alkar, Klokkerholm, Magneti Marelli, BREMBO, Nipparts, Pimax, SBS, Textar etc.

For more details about the Automotive Market in Romania and the region, opportunities for investment, outsourcing production and export, as well as for B2B matchmaking with local players and tailored market data and analysis, feel free to contact FRD Center  at europa@frdcenter.ro or phone +4021 411 1459 / 60 / 61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Romania covers over 60% of EU’s maize exports, while Bulgaria became EU’s second largest corn exporter


Romania is one of the main producers of cereals in Europe. Between July 2014 and June 2015, Romania exported 2.5 million tons of maize, 2.4 times more than the average in the previous five years, according to the European Commission’s data. Romania generated about 64% of European Union’s maize exports in the same period, reports local Economica.net.

Between 2009 and 2013, the share of Romanian maize in the EU’s total exports was 48%.
Romania had a record corn production last year and also took advantage of the situation in France, which diminished its maize exports by 13% in the last 12 months, down to 448,000 tons. Bulgaria thus became EU’s second largest corn exporter, as its exports increased by 86% in this period, to 506,000 tons.

EU’s biggest corn exports went to Turkey, South Korea, Egypt and China.

Sources: 
http://www.energyworldmag.com/15/09/2015/romania-over-60-of-eus-maize-exports/
http://www.romania-insider.com/romania-60-eus-maize-exports/155528/

Are you interested to do business, invest or find partners in Romania, Bulgaria and the CE and SE Europe? For more details about the opportunities for investment, outsourcing production and export to Romania, as well as for B2B matchmaking with local players and tailored market data and analysis, feel free to contact FRD Center  at europa@frdcenter.ro or phone +4021 411 1459 / 60 / 61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE

Friday, 11 September 2015

Poland and Romania are the most dynamic economies in the CE Europe

With a total estimated population of 60 million, Poland and Romania continue to be the most dynamic economies in the CE Europe, both being EU and NATO members. 

Industrial production in Romania increased 3.4% in July of 2015 vs. July 2014. The Romanian GDP expanded 3.3% in the second quarter of 2015 over the same quarter of the previous year, mainly due to the final consumption (+4.8%).

Cost of food in Romania decreased 7.15% in August of 2015 over the same month in the previous year. Average gross monthly wages in Romania increased to 2563 RON/month in July from 2516 RON/month in June of 2015.

In Q2 2015, consumer spending in Romania increased to 30768.10 million RON (approx. 7000 million EUR) from 30600.70 RON Million in Q2 2015, while Romanian retail sales increased 8.5% in July of 2015 vs. July 2014.

In July 2015, industrial production in Poland increased 3.8% over the same month of 2014, as manufacturing production went up by 4.6%. The Polish economy expanded 0.9% in Q2 of 2015, slowing from 1% in Q1 and matching preliminary estimates. Public spending was the main driver of growth, while, private consumption and fixed investment slowed.

Cost of food in Poland decreased 1.7% in July of 2015 vs. July 2014. Polish retail sales increased 1.2% in July of 2015 compared to the same month of 2014.

For more details about the opportunities for investment, outsourcing production and export to Poland and Romania, as well as for B2B matchmaking with local players and tailored market data and analysis, feel free to contact FRD Center  at europa@frdcenter.ro or phone +4021 411 1459 / 60 / 61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CE Europe and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE

Thursday, 3 September 2015

FDI in Romania goes up 39% in H1 2015

The Romanian economy is one of the most dynamic economies in the European Union. With a population of approx. 21 million, Romania is an emerging EU member-state market with a solid financial system (own stable currency) and stable democratic political system.
In the first 6 months of 2015, FDI in Romania registered EUR 1.659 million, as 39 % higher against the same period last year. Equity (including estimated net reinvestment of earnings) amounted to EUR 943 million and intercompany lending to EUR 716 million (net).
More details about some specific sectors and investment opportunities can be consulted at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro
Should you be interested in researching the investment opportunities in the Emerging Markets in Europe or aquiring a local player, perhaps we could collaborate. For more details about the opportunities for investment and export to Romania, as well as for B2B matchmaking with local players and tailored market data and analysis, feel free to contact us at europa@frdcenter.ro or phone +4021 411 1459 / 60 / 61

FRD Center provides market research in Eastern Europe and the region, B2B matchmaking in the CEE and SEE, M&A assistance in Romania, in CEE and SEE.