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, 14 February 2017

DIY Market in Romania - continuous development in 2016

FRD Center is constantly monitoring the developments on the Romanian DIY market, currently estimated at some EUR2-3bn.

International DIY retail chains operating in Romania include Praktiker, Leroy Merlin, Hornbach and Kingfisher, while the domestic players are represented by Dedeman and Arabesque.

Notable events in the Romanian DIY market in 2016 are:
- opening of new stores: Dedeman (three stores, after other two in 2015), Arabesque (one store)
- completed transformation process of bauMax stores into Leroy Merlin stores
- start of reshaping process of Praktiker stores
- launch of Praktiker online store

In 2016, Romanian imports of furniture increased with some 7-8% against a purchasing power growth of 12% and building sector development of over 10%.


Are you interested in learning more about the DIY, furniture & home decor, garden centers and retail in Romania? In exporting and entering your products onto the Romanian market? Perhaps we could collaborate.
For tailor-made sector data, B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for M&A assistance and target origination feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

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