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, 10 January 2017

Furniture Production and Import-Export in Romania in 2016

Romanian furniture production and exports increased by about 8% in the first eight months of 2016 compared to the same period last year, reaching more than 1.4 billion EUR according to the latest data provided by the Association of Producers Furniture in Romania. 

Also in the first eight months of the year, furniture imports increased by over 20% compared to the same period in 2015, reaching over 381 mil. EUR.

According to the National Institute of Statistics, the production of furniture in Romania has recorded 1,4 billion EUR in 2015, up by 1.96% compared to 2014.

According to FRD Center, the furniture manufacturing in Romania is well known for its long tradition and good quality. The strong points of the Romanian furniture producers are:

  • availability of resources, including good quality wood
  • relatively low labour costs
  • high level of technical qualifications
The main furniture products manufactured in Romania are: living room furniture, bedroom furniture, kitchen furniture, upholstered furniture, mattresses, sofas, small furniture, chairs, tables, bookcases, office furniture.

Mobexpert Group is the leader of the furniture market in Romania. It includes nine furniture plants and a network of ten hypermarkets and 20 stores located all over Romania.

Some of the Romanian manufacturers of luxury furniture with whom in 2016 FRD Center facilitated B2B contacts of foreign producers looking to source in Romania include Simex Group, Mobex, Quadra Invest, Ardudana and Monte Cristo Mobili.

In the first eight months of 2016, furniture imports in Romania increased by over 20% compared to the same period in 2015, reaching over 381 mil. EUR. The imports of furniture and furniture parts in Romania have recorded 440.6 million EUR in 2014, up by 12.2% compared to 2013.

Some of the most important importers of luxury furniture in Romania with whom FRD Center is regularly in contact for B2B matchmaking with foreign producers include Noblesse Group, Trend Furniture, New Map Casa Magica, Casa di Adriano and Class Living.

The sales of furniture and furniture parts on the domestic market have recorded 783.5 million EUR in 2014, which according to the FRD Center analysis represents a growth of 5.8% compared to 2013.


In the period September 2015 - August 2016, the Ikea store in Romania has recorded sales of 514,661,610 RON without VAT, up by 21.2% compared to September 2014 - August 2015.

During September 2015 – August 2016, the Ikea store in Romania has sold 17.3 million products, out of which the furniture has represented 79.5% and has been visited by 3,246,389 persons.

Examples of domestic furniture producers in Romania which produce for Ikea are: Ecolor, Aramis Invest, Taparo, Italsofa.

According to the FRD Center research and analysis, some of the most important producers and exporters of furniture in Romania are:
Aramis Invest
Mobexpert Group
Taparo
Italsofa Romania
PGS Sofa & Co
Ecolor
Cotta International
Sortilemn
ADA Fabrica de Mobila
Plimob


In 2014, they have registered a cumulated net turnover of over 670 million EUR and approximately 13,000 employees.

Foreign furniture manufacturers often hire FRD Center to facilitate B2B matchmaking and Business Partner Search & Selection with local producers of furniture in Romania. 

Are you interested to source furniture production in Romania? Perhaps we can assist you identify and select the correct supplier.

For more details feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

For B2B matchmaking services in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html


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.

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