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.

Monday, 21 March 2016

The Romanian Market of Ceramic Tiles - Building Materials Sector in Romania

According to market sources, the Romanian market of ceramic tiles and natural stone rose by approximately 10% in 2015 compared to 2014. The estimated value of the Romanian ceramic tiles market is about 250 million EUR for the entire product segment (for walls, floors, interior and exterior). 

For an example sector brief feel free to consult and download the FRD Center document available at http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/The-Romanian-Market-of-Ceramic-Tiles-2016-FRD-Center.pdf

According to players in the market, the estimated value of the interior ceramic tiles market in Romania is of about 130 million EUR in 2015, after a 10% increase compared to the 115 million EUR in 2014.

The Romanian market of ceramic tiles is dominated by imports. According to the latest data published by the National Statistics Institute (INS), in 2015 were issued 39,112 building permits for residential buildings, up to +3.8% compared to 2014.

The Romanian imports of ceramic building bricks, flooring blocks, support or filler tiles and the like (TARIC Code 6904) have recorded some 7.1 million EUR in 2015, which according to the FRD Center analysis represents a growth of approximately 20% compared to the previous year.

The Romanian imports of ceramic building bricks, flooring blocks, support or filler tiles and the like from Hungary have recorded approximately 2.2 million EUR in 2015.

The imports of unglazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles, unglazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing (TARIC Code 6907) have recorded almost 19.8 million EUR in Romania in 2015. According to the FRD Center analysis, this represents an increase of cca. 14% compared to 2014.

Italy is one of the main suppliers of such ceramic tiles for the Romanian market. In 2015, Romania has imported from Italy unglazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles, unglazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing, of almost 8.2 million EUR.

The Romanian imports of glazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles, glazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing (TARIC Code 6908) have exceeded 107 million EUR in 2015, which according to the FRD Center analysis represents a growth of around 13% compared to 2014.

In regards to the imports of glazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles, glazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing in Romania in 2015, Spain has been the main origin country - with imports of almost 29 million EUR.


According to the FRD Center research in the Romanian market of ceramic tiles, some of the main specialised importer-distributors of such products in Romania are:

Company Products Brands TO 2014 - million EUR
Romstal Impex
www.romstal.ro
Ceramic tiles for: bathroom, kitchen, living room, exterior spaces Bisazza, Ceramicas Aparici, Pamesa Ceramica, Undefasa, Panariagroup - Industrie Ceramiche, Ceramiche Gardenia Orchidea etc 111.2
Tiger Amira Com
www.tigeramira.ro
Ceramic tiles for: bathroom, exterior spaces, kitchen, living room; Klinkier; Mosaic; Decorative stone Absolut, Aparici, Aranda, Arte, Azulev, Baldocer, Ceramica Alcora, Cersanit, Domino, Dual Gres, Gayafores, Mallol, Midas, Novogres, Opoczno, Paradyz, Peronda, Sanchis, Stegu, Tubadzin 35.1
Regata
www.regata.ro
Ceramic tiles for: bathroom, kitchen, living room, exterior spaces; Klinkier 17.1
Delta Studio
www.deltastudio.ro
Ceramic tiles for: bathroom, kitchen, living room, exterior spaces; Mosaic; Natural Stone OUTLET, Porcelanosa, Fap, Kerama Marazzi, Keope, Iris Ceramica, Natucer, Zirconio, Dalet etc 7.6
Bravo Group 95 Export Import
www.e-bath.ro
Ceramic tiles for: bathroom, kitchen, living room, exterior spaces Ariostea, Keraben, Mapisa, Marazzi, Mirage, Saloni etc 5.6
Orient Ceramic
www.orientceramic.ro
Ceramic tiles for: bathroom, kitchen, living room, exterior spaces; Mosaic; Natural Stone 4.2
Pro-Mac Prod Com Impex
www.promac.ro
Ceramic tiles for: bathroom, kitchen, living room, exterior spaces Ape Ceramica, Pamesa Ceramica, Ecoceramic etc 3.7
Halofin Prod
www.halofin.ro
Ceramic tiles for: bathroom, kitchen, living room, exterior spaces 2.3
Dunca Construct
www.duncaconstruct.ro; www.duncagroup.ro
Ceramic tiles for: bathroom, kitchen, living room, exterior spaces 2.2
Pazo Grup Holding
www.pazo.ro
Ceramic tiles for: bathroom, kitchen, living room, bedroom, exterior spaces; Natural Stone Marazzi, Ragno 1.9

Are you interested in the opportunities presented by the construction and building materials sector in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe?

We, at FRD Center, are constantly monitoring various sectors and analysing certain potential opportunities for investors, for exporters and for those looking to source from Romanian manufacturers.

This is the latest FRD Center TRADE AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ROMANIA 2015 – 2016 document. Here are some specific sector opportunities for your consultation:
http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/Market-and-Investment-Opportunities-Romania-2015-2016-FRD-Center.pdf

What opportunity is interesting for you? How can we be of assistance to you?

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +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, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

Romanian Toys and Games Market : Manufacturing, Imports, Retail

The toys and games market is one of the most dynamic sectors in Romania. The main factors that been contributed to the increase of the toys and games sales in the recent years in Romania are:
Ø      economic growth and increasing purchasing power of the local population
Ø      higher expenditure per child
Ø      growing offer of toys and games
Ø      improved access to distribution channels
Ø      focus of the specialised stores on expansion, special offers and advertising campaigns
Ø      growth and expansion of the private Play Locations where also kids’ parties are organised

There is a strong competition on the Romanian market of toys and games. The market is characterised by the presence of big international brands (such as Lego, Chicco, Disney, Hasbro etc), cheap products coming from Asia and domestically manufactured brands (such as D-Toys, Burak, Noriel etc).

The Romanian market of toys and games is dominated by imports. Over 90% of the toys and games sold in Romania are imported. The imports of toys, games, sports requisites, parts and accessories have recorded almost 250 million EUR in 2014 in Romania, up by approximately 18% compared to 2013. In 2014, Romania has imported toys, games, sports requisites, parts and accessories mainly from: China, Hungary, Germany, Austria and Greece.

The Romanians prefer both modern, hi-tech toys and games and traditional toys and games (such as “Nu te supara frate”, “Pacalici”, toys and games in the Romanian language or that incorporating elements of the national culture). Furthermore, the Romanians prefer to buy licensed toys (such as Disney, Batman or Spiderman).

Examples of specialised toys and games retailers in Romania are: Noriel, Jumbo, Lego, Maxi Toys etc. Other retailers with large toys and games departments include Carrefour, Auchan or Cora.

The sales of toys and games in Romania are forecasted to continue the growing trend during the next years. Some of the factors contributing to the increase of demand for toys and games in Romania are:
-          child welfare has been doubled starting with 1st June 2015
-          increasing purchasing power of the Romanians
-          GDP growth rate of 3.7% in 2015 and estimated 4% for 2016
-          parents’ increasing desire for developing a creative lifestyle for their children

According to the FRD Center research and analysis, some of the most important retailers of toys in Romania are:
  • Intertoy Zone (part of Noriel Group)
  • Jumbo
  • Lego Romania
  • Maxi Toys (Nicoro Trading)
They have registered a cumulated net turnover of approximately 54 million EUR in 2014. 

Are you interested in the opportunities presented by the toys and games sector in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe?

We, at FRD Center, are constantly monitoring various sectors and analysing certain potential opportunities for investors, for exporters and for those looking to source from Romanian manufacturers.

This is the latest FRD Center TRADE AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ROMANIA 2015 – 2016 document. Here are some specific sector opportunities for your consultation:
http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/Market-and-Investment-Opportunities-Romania-2015-2016-FRD-Center.pdf

What opportunity is interesting for you? How can we be of assistance to you?

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +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, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

The Imports of Organic Foods and Beverages in Romania

The Romanian market of organic / bio food and beverage products is still small, but it grows at a rapid pace under the pressure of local buyers. Supermarkets constantly expand their bio products dedicated areas, while new retail and HoReCa specialised in organic foods and beverages open in the main cities of Romania. Some examples are Biocorner, Ki-Life, Biostil and Naturalia.

According to market players, in 2014 the sales of organic food and beverage products amounted to about 25-30 million EUR. In 2015, the market was expected to exceed 45 million EUR, and by 2017 it could reach 100 million EUR.

The organic and bio products in Romania are sold in supermarkets, hypermarkets, pharmacies and specialized stores selling natural products (like Plafar and Bio Holistic).

Romania’s food, beverages, and tobacco imports went up by 19% compared to 2014. Some of the Romanian importer-distributors of bio foods and beverages are Bio Holistic, BIO Logistic & Distribution Partener, Bio Mania, Biogama Distribution, Prier CD Invest, Quark and Ki-Life Natural.

Bio Holistic is specialised in the import and distribution of organic food, cosmetics and detergents. Its offer includes over 900 bio and raw products: gluten free products, protein bars, chocolate, bread, snacks, chips, biscuits, cereals, vegetable milk, honey, rice, pasta, canned olives, sauces, oil, vinegar, butter, powders etc. Examples of brands imported and distributed by Bio Holistic are: Dragon Superfoods, Obio, Essential, Lifefood, Biona, Germline, Amisa, Simply Raw, Algamar, Biona, Kulau etc. Bio Holistic distributes its products to over 80 stores selling bio and natural products located all over the country, to hotels, restaurants, kindergartens, fitness centres and manufacturers of food supplements. Furthermore, the company sells its products on-line. Bio Holistic has recorded a net turnover of 0.5 million EUR in 2014, up by 50% compared to 2013.

BIO Logistic & Distribution Partener, part of Life Care Europe GMBH, imports and distributes bio food products, cosmetics and detergents. Its range of bio products includes: butter, milk, flour, muesli, sauces, jams, pates, canned vegetables, pasta, coffee, biscuits, protein bars, oatmeal, cereals etc. Examples of imported brands in its portfolio are: Allos, IlNutrimento, Go Vegan, ProBios, Max Sport, Holle, Sante etc. Furthermore, the company has own brand of organic food (BIO All Green). The firm sells its products on-line. BIO Logistic & Distribution Partener has reached a net turnover of 1.7 million EUR in 2014, up by 5% compared to 2013. 

Bio Mania imports and distributes bio products (food, cosmetics and cleaning products). Its range of bio products includes: biscuits, crackers, muesli, cereals, chocolate, juices, tea, wines, sauces, oils, pasta, jams, canned vegetables, gluten free products etc. The company imports bio food from the following producers: FZ Organic Food, Abafoods, Naturgie SAS, Sonnentor, Vifrana, La Finestra sul Cielo, Quattrociocchi, Rapunzel, Sonnentor, Amazing Grass, Taste of Nature, Biotuscany etc. The firm sells its products on-line. Bio Mania has registered in 2014 a net turnover of 0.2 million EUR, up by 29% compared to the previous year. 

Biogama Distribution imports and distributes organic food, cosmetics and detergents. Its offer of organic food products includes: cereals, chocolate, coffee, teas, jams, canned vegetables, spices, sauces, biscuits, sticks, candies, dried fruits, muesli, rice, pasta, juices, oils etc. Examples of brands imported and distributed by the company are: Rapunzel, Zimmermann, Denree, Lebensbaum, Eden, Byodo, BioBon, BioDeta, Dr.Ritter etc. Biogama Distribution distributes its products to organic restaurants, specialised stores selling bio and natural products, online stores or kindergartens. The company sells its products on-line. Biogama Distribution has recorded in 2014 a net turnover of 0.4 million EUR, up by 51% compared to 2013.

Prier CD Invest imports and distributes organic food, delicatessen and wines. Its range of products includes chocolate, truffes, biscuits, coffee, jams, tea, pasta, oil etc. Some of the brands imported by the company include Mathez, Desobry, Lacasa, Rovelli, Valor, Van Houten etc. The company has two stores (Republica del Gusto and VinHala) located in Bucharest and sells its products also on-line. Prier CD Invest has recorded a net turnover of 0.2 million EUR in 2014.

Quark imports and distributes bio food, cosmetics, kitchen devices etc. Its range of bio food includes: coconut butter, flour, oils, honey, protein bars, sauces, canned fruits, canned vegetables, dried fruits, seeds, condiments etc. Examples of imported brands in the company’s portfolio are: Green Coco, Dr. Goerg, Biona, EverTrust, Geo Bavicchi, Raw Health etc. The company has a store located in Bucharest and sells its products also on-line.

Ki-Life Natural imports and distributes bio food, cosmetics and food supplements. Its range of organic products includes: fruits, vegetables, meat, meat products, dairy products, frozen food, cereals, canned food, honey, sauces, biscuits, crackers, protein bars, pasta, oils, teas, bread etc. Examples of imported brands in the company’s portfolio are: Schar, Sobbeke, Geflügelschlachterei Stauß, Linea Natura, Raw Bite, Nairn’s, Zuger etc. The company has a chain of two Ki-Life stores in Bucharest and sells its products also on-line. Ki-Life Natural has recorded a net turnover of 0.5 million EUR in 2014, up by 2% compared to 2013.

Are you interested in the opportunities presented by the growing organic and bio products market in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe?

We, at FRD Center, are constantly monitoring various sectors and analysing certain potential opportunities for investors, for exporters and for those looking to source from Romanian manufacturers.

What opportunity is interesting for you? How can we be of assistance to you?

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +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, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Environmental Sector in Romania - Focus: Batteries Recycling

Romanian projects in the waste and wastewater infrastructure sectors, projects monitoring the air quality, projects on contaminated sites, flood prevention projects are lined up for EU funding between 2014 - 2020. FRD Center is constantly monitoring the environmental and recycling sector in Romania, facilitating access of foreign players to local opportunities.

In the FRD Center Newsletter Environmental Sector in Romania - Focus: Batteries Recycling we are treating the following topics:

  • 139 environmental projects in Romania to receive EU funds
  • Romania has received EEA and Norwegian grants of 31 million EUR for environment projects
  • EU Commissioner: Romania can reach 50% municipal waste recycling target by 2020
  • Let’s Do It, Romania! has launched special app to report illegally dumped waste
  • Lafarge has invested approximately 9 million EUR in waste co-processing station
  • Azomures has obtained Integrated Environmental Authorization
  • Contaminated and potentially contaminated sites in Romania require 8.5 billion EUR
  • Bucharest to have waste incinerator by 2020
  • Alba Council has finalised 5 waste investment objectives
  • Investment of 11 million EUR in waste stations in Mehedinti
  • ECOTIC has managed over 12,500 tonnes of WEEE in 2015
  • Focus - Batteries recycling in Romania
  • Profiles of companies involved in collecting, storing and recycling batteries
More details at 

Are you interested in the opportunities presented by the waste management and recycling sector in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe?

We, at FRD Center, are constantly monitoring various sectors and analysing certain potential opportunities for investors, for exporters and for those looking to source from Romanian manufacturers.

What opportunity is interesting for you? How can we be of assistance to you?

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +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, in the Emerging Markets in Europe.