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, 31 January 2018

What are the opportunities on the Romanian residential construction sector?



Romanian residential construction sector continued to increase in 2017. Who are the main players on the Romanian residential construction sector? Who are the most reliable contractors and suppliers? How to reach the specialised importers and distributors of building materials, adhesives, fixtures, paints and finishes?

The volume of construction works in residential buildings in Romania has increased 68.7% in the first 11 months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016.

The number of building permits for residential buildings increased in 2017 by 7.6% as compared to 2016, reaching 41,603, according to data of the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

The growth was reflected, according to INS, in the following development regions: North-East (+851 building permits), Center (+456), Bucharest-Ilfov (+799), West (+350), South-East (+286), South-West Oltenia (+258) and South-Muntenia (+137). Declines were recorded in the North-West development region (-187 permits).

The Building Materials market in Romania grows supported by the local demand of insulation, mortars, bricks, tiles, fixtures, paints, cement etc. generated by local producers and also imported. More details in the FRD Center blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/11/building-materials-market-in-romania.html

FRD Center has been analysing the The Plastic Production Sector in CE and SE Europe and the opportunities presented by the players in this sector in various markets such as Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia etc.

The report - a DEMO example of what type of analyses FRD Center can produce upon specific demand - is available for download at
http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-Center-Plastic-Packaging-Production-Sector-CE-SE-Europe.pdf

More details about the imports development of furniture in CE and SE Europe are available at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/10/furniture-market-in-ce-and-se-europe.html

Some recent news in the furniture manufacturing sector in the Emerging Markets in Europe in the FRD Center blog posting at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/11/frd-center-analysis-of-furniture.html

The Building Materials and Construction Development in Romania has been analysed by FRD Center in previous blog postings such as: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/01/building-materials-and-construction.html

The Romanian Paints Industry has been estimated at around 200 mEUR in 2016, according to the AIVR (Romanian Association of Paint Industry Association). There are 172 local producers operating on the market, 100% owned by private investors and competing successfully with major international manufacturers represented by importer-distributors and commercial offices.

For more details about the new developments and growth expectations of the Romanian DIY Market go to http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/romanian-diy-market-new-developments.html

For more details about the Electric Power Tools Market in Romania go tohttp://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/05/electric-power-tools-market-in-romania.html

Are you interested in the opportunities presented by the construction and building materials sector in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe? To export to these markets? To acquire a local player? To source for various building materials? To employ a local contractor?

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.

For tailor-made market research, 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

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 such as Poland, Serbia, Lithuania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria or Turkey.

Are you interested to export fish and seafood to Romania and Eastern Europe?



Are you interested to export seafood to Romania? Who are the main importers and distributors of fish and seafood in Eastern Europe? How to export seafood to Romania or Poland or Hungary? How to find the best fish products buyers in Serbia or in Bulgaria?

In the first nine months of 2017, Romania imported 5.4% more fish and seafood than in the same period in 2016. This is consistent with the increasing demand for quality foods as well as the increasing purchasing power of the Romanian consumers.

Thus, over 56 thousand tons of fish, crustaceans and molluscs were imported from the EU as well as non-EU countries in the first nine months of 2017, according to the data of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) provided at AGERPRES request.

The value of imports of fish, crustaceans and molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates exceeded 134.2 mEUR between 1 January and 30 September 2017, while in the same period in 2016 it amounted to 118.67 mEUR for a quantity of 53,154 tons.

According to Ro-Fish - the Romanian Association of Fish Processors, Importers, Distributors and Traders - Romanian fish market is covered 82% from imports and only 18% from the domestic production of fish. The most sought-after fish species in Romania are marine, such as macro, sprat and cod, and also freshwater species, trout, carp and caraway.

Romanians consume about 6 kilograms of fish per person annually, almost four times less than the average of the European Union. By comparison, Bulgarians and Hungarians consume 2.5 kilograms of fish per person per year. These figures are currently increasing, due to better lifestyle and health food education.

Romania produces annually 18,000 tons of fish, including aquaculture. Romania's fishing area currently ranges from 80,000 to 100,000 hectares only, much below the surface 25 years ago.

According to research made by FRD Center based on official statistic data, Romania has imported fish and seafood (crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates) in 2014 mainly from:
the Netherlands: 16.6 million EUR
Spain: 15.1 million EUR
Poland: 13 million EUR
Italy: 12.3 million EUR
Sweden: 10.8 million EUR
Turkey: 8.1 million EUR
Hungary: 6.4 million EUR
Denmark: 5.7 million EUR
Germany: 5.6 million EUR
Vietnam: 5.4 million EUR

More details in the Romanian Food Market Report produced by FRD Center for the Royal Netherlands Embassy and published at https://www.dutchromaniannetwork.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Food-Report-Romania-2016.pdf

Romanians appetite for imported quality foods increased 9.5% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016, reaching EUR 5.21 billion. Romania is the most dynamic economy in Europe, having registered a 8.8% GDP growth in Q3 2017 and a GDP growth of 7% for the first nine months of 2017.

Are you interested to export seafood to Romania? What is the best route to the fish market?

How to connect with local specialised importer-distributors and direct buyers / category acquisition managers in markets such as Romania, Czech Republic, Turkey or Poland? Perhaps we can collaborate. How to find qualified importers of foods and beverages? How to reach the direct buyers and category managers in the main retail chains in Romania and the region?

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for product introduction to potential buyers in Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Lithuania etc. feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email:europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61 

In regards to main local importer-distributors of fish and seafood in Romania, according to an FRD Center analysis, Romfood Trading has recorded a net turnover of 16.4 million EUR in 2016, up by 49% compared to 2015.

According to an FRD Center analysis of the players on the domestic seafood market, other major importer-distributors and processors of seafood and fish in Romania are Ocean Fish and Negro 2000, with a cumulated net turnover of 67 million EUR in 2016, up almost 5% compared to 2015.

How to reach their decision makers and present your offer? For B2B contacts feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email:europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

For a FRD Center analysis of the Food retail and food imports developments in Romania go to the FRD Center business-blog posting at 
and
http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/09/retail-growth-in-romania-continues-at.html

For more info about the Romanian Food Retail Development in 2017 go to the FRD Center business-blog posting at
as well as
http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/11/romanian-foods-imports-go-up-15-in-2017.html

The Romanian Food & Beverages Retail continues to develop in 2018, mainly based on imported products. Are you a foreign producer / exporter looking to enter the Romanian and regional market through an acquisition of a Romanian food processor? 

Are you a foreign food producer looking to export to the Emerging Markets in Europe? Perhaps we can collaborate.

Are you interested to research the market opportunities or present your products to the Romanian buyers? To acquire a local player in the Romanian food retail or import-distribution market? Perhaps we could collaborate. What foods are the Romanians importing? What are the Romanian imports of foods and beverages?

Romania’s retail market is estimated at EUR 40 billion this year, up 12% over 2016, according to a study by credit insurance company Euler Hermes. About 85% of the products sold in Romania are of mixed origin whereas only 15% are from local production. More details in the FRD Center businessblog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/12/romanias-retail-market-goes-up-12-in.html

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.

Monday, 29 January 2018

El mercado rumano y las oportunidades de exportación murcianas a Rumania



Rumania es la mas dinámica economía del Unión Europea con un crecimiento anual del PIB de 3,9 – 8,8%. Según los últimos datos oficiales, el poder adquisitivo en Rumania ha registrado un crecimiento neto per cápita de un 12% en el 2016 en comparación con el 2015. Por el 2017 se estima un crecimiento anual de 10%. 

Las importaciones CIF en Rumania han registrado 69.491,2 millones de euro en los primeros 11 meses del 2017, un 12,3% más en comparación con el mismo periodo del 2016 y 67.342,1 millones de euro en el 2016, un 7% más respecto al 2015. Por mas detalles no duden en contactar con FRD Center a email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

Las importaciones de alimentos, bebidas y tabaco en Rumania han aumentado un 14% en los primeros 11 meses del 2017 en comparación con el mismo periodo del 2016, alcanzando 6.046 millones de euros.

FRD Center mantiene relaciones B2B con los importadores-distribuidores y responsables de compras en el destino y facilita las relaciones comerciales con los exportadores españoles.

Según un análisis del FRD Center utilizando los datos de DataComex, en los primeros diez meses del 2017, en comparación con el mismo periodo del 2016, Rumania ha importado desde Region de Murcia casi 42% mas Preparados alimenticios, 18% mas Textiles y confeccion y 71% mas Otros bienes de equipo con un valor de 2,4 mEUR.

En el periodo enero - octubre 2017 vs. enero - octubre 2016, según FRD Center utilizando estadísticas publicas, Rumania ha importado desde la Region de Murcia un 65% mas Piensos animales y un 24% mas Maquinaria agricola.

El mercado rumano de maquinaria agrícola ha registrado una tendencia ascendente en los últimos años basado principalmente en las importaciones. FRD Center mantiene base de datos y contacto directo con los mas relevantes para cada tipo de producto y facilita relaciones comerciales con los exportadores españoles.

Según la análisis realizada por FRD Center utilizando los datos de DataComex, en los primeros diez meses del 2017, en comparación con el mismo periodo del 2016, desde la Region de Murcia Rumania ha importado 21% mas Azucar, cafe y cacao, mientras que las importaciones de Preparados alimenticios han aumentado un 42% 
Las importaciones de alimentos, bebidas y tabaco en Rumania han registrado 4.304 millones de euros en los primeros ocho meses del 2017, un 15% más en comparación con el mismo periodo del 2016. El equipo de FRD Center mantiene base de datos B2B y contacto directo con los mas relevantes importadores y distribuidores en el destino y facilita relaciones comerciales con los exportadores españoles.

En el periodo enero - octubre 2017 las importaciones rumanas de Productos quimicos provenientes de la Region de Murcia han aumentado un 15% en comparacion con el mismo periodo del 2016, segun el analisis del FRD Center utilizando los datos de DataComex. Similarmente, las importaciones de Plasticos asi como las de Materias primas plasticas han crescido con 19%.

El volumen de las obras de edificios residenciales en Rumania ha registrado un incremento de 85,7% en los primeros ocho meses del 2017 en comparación con el mismo periodo del 2016 y de 12,1% en el 2016 en comparación con el 2015.

Las importaciones desde España a Rumania de tejas, elementos de chimenea, conductos de humo, ornamentos arquitectónicos y demás artículos cerámicos de construcción (TARIC 6905) han registrado casi 20 mil euros en el 2016, un 105% más en comparación con el 2015.

Las importaciones de placas y baldosas, de cerámica, para pavimentación o revestimiento (TARIC 6907) han registrado aproximadamente 25 millones de euros en los primeros siete meses del 2017, un significante incremento del 4.470% en comparación con el mismo periodo del 2016 y casi 1,1 millones de euros en el 2016, un 85% más respecto al 2015.

Según la análisis realizada por FRD Center utilizando los datos de DataComex, en los primeros diez meses del 2017, en comparación con el mismo periodo del 2016, desde la Region de Murcia Rumania ha importado 93% mas Aparatos electricos, mientras que las importaciones de Otras manufacturas de consumo han aumentado un 77% 

Mas detalles en el analysis de FRD Center publicada por el Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia en
http://www.impulsoexterior.com/COMEX/servlet/MuestraArchivo?id_=2_10431

LOS SERVICIOS DE FRD CENTER INCLUYEN
• Información y análisis de mercados objetivo, informes de mercado, estudios
sectoriales
• Estudio arancelario producto: Importaciones / exportaciones
• Evaluación de las oportunidades de mercado, mejores rutas hacia el mercado
• Identificación y selección de socios locales, importadores-distribuidores
• Introducción y evaluación del interés de los compradores de productos
• Búsqueda de distribuidor, agente, cliente
• Seguimiento temporal de distribuidores locales
• Búsqueda de proveedores
• Investigación sobre empresa local e informes comerciales
• Agendas comerciales, facilitación de contactos B2B; identificación, selección, perfiles
de empresas locales
• Preparación de agendas de viaje
• Acompañamiento
• Apoyo en ferias
• Gestiones ante Entidades Públicas
• Misiones comerciales, itinerarios de negocios, misiones comerciales inversas
• El seguimiento de los servicios

¿Estan interesados en aprovechar las oportunidades comerciales, de exportacion y de inversion ofrecidos por los mercados emergentes de Europa como Rumania y Bulgaria?

¿Es usted un productor / exportador espanol que busca entrar en el mercado rumano y el regional a través de la adquisición de un jugador rumano?

¿Desea exportar a los mercados emergentes de Europa? Quizá podamos colaborar.

FRD Center (www.frdcenter.ro) es una consultoria de market entry con mas de 17 anos de actividad en Rumania asi como en la region de Europa Emergente.

Por mas de siete anos somos parte de la Red Exterior del Instituto de Fomento Region de Murcia. Tambien somos parte de la Red Exterior de Asturex y colaboramos puntualmente con ACCIO de Catalunya.

Otras agencias gubernamentales y de promocion de exportacion que subcontratan a FRD Center por sus misiones comerciales directas o inversas, por estudios de mercado asi como por agendas comerciales individuales por sus Clientes incluyen Finpro (Finlandia), Enterprise Ireland (Irlanda), Embajada de Holanda en Bucarest, Embajada de Canada en Rumania, Switzerland Global Enterprise (Suiza).

No duden en contactar con FRD Center a email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61







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Friday, 26 January 2018

M&A Opportunities in the Meat Processing Sector in Romania



How to enter the Romanian meat processing sector? How to acquire a local meat processor and producer of quality meat products? As one of the pioneer privately owned market entry and M&A advisory firms in Romania, operating for over 15 years in this market, FRD Center has high competencies in buy-side advisory and is quite well placed to assist foreign buyers with their Deal Origination and Acquisition Target Search in Romania and the region. FRD Center has been assisting foreign investors with their acquisition target origination in Romania and has operated under several buy-side mandates. 
 
Romania is the most dynamic economy in the EU, with highest GDP growth in
Europe of 8.8% in Q3 2017 and a 7% GDP growth in the first none months of 2017.

The Meat Processing Sector in Romania is one of the most dynamic sectors for a variety of reasons, including:
- local market demand for meat and meat products
- availability of finance for investments and development, including non-reimbursable grants from EU funds
- increasing preference of the local consumers for the traditional recipes

The output of Romanian meat processing sector is estimated at over 1.2 bnEUR. Over 90% of the urban population in Romania eats meat on a daily basis.

At the end of 2016, the Romanian meat processing sector output reached more than 345 thousand tonnes, which according to the FRD Center analysis was 6% higher than in 2015. In the first five months of 2017, this registered over 134 thousand tonnes, 3% more than in the same period of 2016.

According to the FRD Center analysis based on MADR data, in 2016, the production of local raw-dry Romanian speciality salami called "Sibiu salami" was 69% superior to 2015, while the production of liver sausages and similar products and food preparations based thereon has registered a 20% growth.
Due to local market demand for such types of products, the output of local raw-dry Romanian speciality salami called "Sibiu salami" as well as of liver sausages and similar products and food preparations based thereon has been constantly growing in the recent years.

Similarly, the production of sausages, dried sausages and similar meat products as well as of other sausages, salami, baloney, polish sausages and other home-made style specialities have been steadily growing in the recent years. The trend is expected to continue in 2018-2020.

The companies operating in the Romanian food and beverages industry, with production activities in Romania, registered a turnover of 12.2 bnEUR in 2016, up 3% from 2015, according to Trade Registry data.

According to the FRD Center analysis based on official data, the cumulated turnover of the strongest twenty meat processing firms in Romania was 6.3% higher in 2016 compared to 2015, reaching over 1.4 bnEUR. 

The Romanian Meat Processing sector is quite fragmented, counting over 120 players in 2017. Most of the meat processors in Romania are registering increasing turnovers in the recent years.

Here is an analysis of the turnover dynamics of the largest ten players done by FRD Center based on the official data:
For 2017, majority of meat processors in Romania estimate a growth of 8-10% of their business. Considering the market dynamics, the growing trend is expected to continue in 2018-2020.

Carniprod, one of the largest local meat processors, estimates a higher turnover of at least 10% in 2017 compared to 2016, reaching almost 19 mEUR.

Meda Prod 98 sausage maker is in the process of implementing an investment of three mEUR to build a raw-dry cold cuts production line. Meda's businesses climbed 10% in 2017, confirming the market's demand for such meat products.

Meat cold cuts producer Ana si Cornel owned by local entrepreneurs expects to see its revenue up about 8% in 2017, to 37.7 mEUR. 

On this fragmented market, several consolidations have been noticed recently. Some of them are:

Angst Group, controlled by local entrepreneurs, has completed the takeover of the majority shares (88%) of the raw-dry cold cuts plant Salsi Sinaia - the oldest meat processor making the famous Salam of Sibiu in Romania for more than 100 years. The Angst Group now comprises three productive units: Angst Ro, Angst and Salsi Sinaia.
Carmistin AgriFood Group, specializing in meat production, processing and marketing, took over Avi Instant, the former Avicola Târgu Jiu, in a transaction of 4.4 mEUR.
Cris-Tim, one of the largest meat processors in Romania, completed the acquisition of Diavist Product, a local family-owned meat processing business.
The Romanian Meat Processing sector has been attracting the interest of international buyers for a few years. Crossborder M&A deals in the in Romania in 2017 include:

Smithfield, part of WH Group (China), acquired local meat processors Elit and Vericom.

Mexican company Sigma Alimentos has acquired 51% of the shares of Caroli Foods Group, one of the main packaged meats producers in Romania.

Are you interested to acquire a local meat processing firm in Romania or in Eastern Europe? Perhaps we could collaborate.

Since 2000, FRD Center offers market research and M&A consulting services to foreign buyers and investment funds interested to enter Romania and the emerging markets in Europe as investors or joint-ventures.

More details about our Deal Origination services are available at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/02/deal-origination-in-romania-and-region.html

For tailor-made market research, deal origination, 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

Dezvoltarea firmei prin vanzarea pachetului de actiuni sau joint-venture cu un partener strain

Sunteți proprietar / actionar al unei companii românești cu o cifra de afaceri de 5 mEUR interesat să vă vindeți majoritatea acțiunilor și să atrageți un cumpărător / investitor străin? Doriti sa va asociati cu un partener strain pentru a va dezvolta afacerea pe alte piete?
Căutați un JV internațional?

Vă interesează să vă extindeți la nivel internațional prin achiziții pe alte piețe?

Poate că am putea colabora. Proprietarii de companii din România deleagă FRD Center pentru a atrage cumpărători / investitori străini în firmele lor.

FRD Center este o firma de consultanta de investitii si Fuziuni-Achizitii (M&A), membru pentru România în rețeaua internațională M & A Worldwide for Mergers & Acquisitions.

Următoarea convenție MAWW are loc în aprilie 2018 iar ambii parteneri din FRD Center vor participa pentru a prezenta mandatelor de vânzare ale companiilor românești interesate să atragă investitori străini sau cumpărători.

Pentru mai multe detalii, contactați  FRD Center la adresa de e-mail: europa@frdcenter.ro sau tel: 021 411 1459/60/61

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Sunday, 21 January 2018

How to find Beauty and Skin Care importer-distributors and buyers in Eastern Europe?



How to find Beauty and Skin Care importer-distributors and buyers in Eastern Europe? How to address them directly at decision maker level and present new products in order to enter the Romanian market or the Hungarian or Bulgarian market?

The Romanian market of Cosmetic and Skin Care products has been growing with an average of 7% in the recent years.

In respect to cosmetics, personal care, perfumery and skin care products, the Romanian consumer is preferring more and more the natural products, with traditional ingredients and natural fragrances. 

The Romanians are open to try new products and the number of drogueries and skin care shops or dedicated areas in pharma chains and supermarkets is growing, both is number and in size.

Are you a foreign cosmetics, skin care and beauty producer looking to export to the Emerging Markets in Europe? To present your products to the Romanian / Polish / Hungarian etc. buyers and importer-distributors? Perhaps we can collaborate and assist you with B2B matchmaking and Business Partners Search and Selection. F
eel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email: europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

FRD Center operates a solid specialised d-base of local players in the skin care, cosmetics, personal care and beauty products in CE and SE Europe.


According to market analysts, the Romanian market of skin care products, cosmetics, personal care and perfumery is estimated to 1.2 bnEUR. The y-t-y market growth is estimated at 7%.

The sales of dermocosmetics in Romania increased by 25% in the second quarter of 2017, reaching 13.8 mEUR, according to the Romanian Association of Non-Prescription Drugs, Food Supplements and Medical Device Manufacturers. More details in the FRD Center businessblog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/11/romanian-market-of-cosmetics-personal.html

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

Some of the FRD Center clients in the skin care, beauty & personal care, cosmetics sector include: Kamedis (Israel), Soraya (Poland), Cana Laboratories (Greece), Carewell Dermalabs A.S (Turkey) etc.

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.


Friday, 12 January 2018

How to find qualified furniture producers in Central and South Eastern Europe?



How to find qualified furniture producers in Central and South Eastern Europe? Who are the best producers of quality furniture in Romania? How to reach the most reliable furniture manufacturers in Eastern Europe? Are you looking to connect with local producers of furniture in markets such as Poland, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Lithuania or Turkey? Perhaps we can assist you with the Supplier Qualification services, Market Entry, Procurement Assistance and B2B Matchmaking. FRD Center has been assisting international furniture manufacturers find local partners and suppliers in Central Eastern Europe for over 15 years.

Are you looking to connect with local producers of furniture in markets such as Poland, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria or Turkey? Perhaps we can assist you with the Supplier Qualification services, Market Entry, Procurement Assistance and B2B Matchmaking. For more details, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email:europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61 


ROMANIA

In 2016, the Romanian furniture factories manufactured products worth more than 2.5 bnEUR, of which 86% went to export, predominantly to Germany, France, Italy, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. Romania exported furniture worth 2.2 bnEUR

According to the FRD Center analysis based on EUROSTAT data, the Romanian production of wooden furniture for the dining-room and living-room went up more than 200% in 2016 vs. 2015.

Romanian furniture sector counts on qualified and experienced staff, new technologies, innovative design and locally sourced quality wood.

According to Technavio, the furniture manufacturing market in Romania will post an impressive CAGR of over 6% between 2018 and 2020.

Some of the Romanian furniture manufacturing companies that FRD Center has been contacting on behalf the foreign producers interested to source in Romania include Aramis Group, Ardudana, Casa Rusu, Elvila, Famos, Gammet 2000, GP Sofa, Imar, Italsofa, Larix Mobila, Lemet, PGS Sofa & CO, Plimob, Sortilemn, Staer International, Taparo, as an example.

Many of them are quite dynamic. For example, Aramis Invest registered in 2016 a turnover 26% higher than in 2015. Taparo's sales went up 19% in 2016 while PGS Sofa & CO registered a growth of 23%.

FRD Center facilitates direct contact with qualified local suppliers of furniture and manufacturers in Romania, Poland, Turkey, Lithuania, Bulgaria etc. How to find qualified local producers in LCCs in Eastern Europe?

The ten largest employers in the Romanian furniture manufacturing sector had a cumulated almost 15 000 employees at the end of 2016, an increase of 2000 compared to the same period of 2015, shows a ZF analysis based on data from the Labour Inspection office.

POLAND

Furniture production in Poland reached almost 10 bnEUR in 2016. Poland is the sixth largest producer of furniture in the world, while furniture is the fourth largest group of goods exported from Poland. In 2016, Polish furniture went mainly to Germany (36% percent of Poland's furniture exports in 2016), the UK, the Czech Republic, France and the Netherlands.

According to the FRD Center analysis based on EUROSTAT data, the Polish production of wooden bedroom furniture was 11% higher in 2016 vs. 2015.

During H1 2017 vs. H1 2016, the Polish furniture exports went up 7.7%, to 1.72 million tonnes. The bedroom furniture is followed by upholstered furniture, followed by living and dining room furniture.

Some examples of main Polish producers of furniture that FRD Center has been monitoring are:

Based in Wielkopolskie, Poland, the furniture manufacturer ZUWO was set up in 1993. They produce chairs, tables, armchairs, sofas, as well as unusual interior fittings and furniture for offices and gastronomy, contract manufacturing for restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, architects and interior designers.

JEKSTOL is a renowned Polish manufacturer of high quality furniture for restaurants, pubs and hotels. They produce tables, small tables, chairs, sofas, upholstered sofas, bar stools, veneered tops.

Located in Lubelskie, Poland, Blank&Munk is a Polish supplier and exporter
of high quality stylish furniture. The furniture is inspired by the Gothic, Baroque and Rococo styles. They produce upholstery furniture and wooden furniture, sofas, armchairs, console tables, bookstands, contract hotel furniture, home furniture, custom made furniture.

FRD Center facilitates direct contact of the foreign producers with Polish furniture manufacturers, selected according to the foreign Client's requirements. How to find qualified local producers in low cost countries in Central Eastern Europe?

TURKEY

Turkey is renowned for its good quality furniture, both hand-crafted and industrially manufactured, that conforms to European standards at low prices.

According to Technavio, the furniture manufacturing market in Turkey will witness tremendous growth and post a staggering CAGR of more than 9% during 2018-2020.

Foreign producers looking to source manufacturing in Turkey are encouraged by the abundance of cheap labor and high-quality outputs.

According to Technavio, the augmented use of medium-density fiberboard (MDF) in furniture is one of the emerging trends spurring this market’s growth prospects during the forecast period.

Turkish furniture is produced in workshops, as well as in industrial manufacturing units. The small furniture workshops produce hand carved and handmade furniture. Workshops are flexible and have enough capacity and labor force to expand their production line in order to supply large orders for foreign producers. Wooden furniture has a major share in total furniture production in Turkey.

As, the types of wood used and plywood inputs have to be taken into consideration. The main types of wood used in the manufacture of massive furniture in Turkey are ash, beech, oak, pine, linden and mahogany

Large-scale furniture firms produce standard models by using automated mass-production techniques and most of their production is oriented towards export.

Armonna Furniture is one of the largest manufacturer of furniture in Turkey. Established in 2004, Armonna offers one of the industry’s broadest product assortments to wholesale, retail, international interior partners in several countries. For more than 10 years, Armonna Furniture has been helping people create beautiful homes with bedroom, dining, living room and home office collections.

In 1992 Kasan inaugurated the CASA brand, swiftly recognized as a pioneer in the Turkish furniture industry. Today CASA has developed into one of Europe’s leading furniture makers which produce handmade, tailor-made, custom-made furniture and home decor.

Founded in 1983 in Bursa, Turkey, Mobi is a manufacturer of high-end contemporary furniture. The company's founder, A.Rasit Karaaslan, is an award-winning designer and also the creator of its entire collection. Unique designs and exceptional craftsmanship have made Mobi a world-renowned company. Being one of the first exporters of design furniture made in Turkey in the late 1980s, Mobi is also one of the few Turkish companies to have won an international award in furniture product design. Today, its products are sold in prestigious locations all over the world.

According to the Turkish General Census of Industry and Business Establishments, the Turkish furniture sector was employing 151 904 people in 2012, while the furniture manufacturing industry in Turkey consisted of 33 924 companies.

FRD Center facilitates direct contact of the foreign producers with Turkish furniture manufacturers, selected according to the foreign Client's requirements. How to find qualified local producers in low cost countries in South Eastern Europe?

BULGARIA

According to the FRD Center analysis based on data from EUROSTAT, the Bulgarian production of upholstered seats with wooden frames went up 58% in 2016 compared to 2015.

The Bulgarian furniture industry is growing and introducing innovations, design ideas, improving quality and reliability of their productions: smart kitchen solutions, mattresses, sleeping systems and classic wooden furniture, as well as furniture with modern designs.

Some of the main Bulgarian furniture producers are Avgusta Mebel, Bonana, Dabora, Elma 13, Evrika, Gadevski, Gold-Apolo, Hegra D, Interior 46 Design, Karabulev, Kronos Mebel, Mebel Stil, Mebex, Nicoletti, Pantadesign Studio, Retroujut, Valiyan. They are investing in enhancing production, technologies to increase productivity and lower costs, while expanding their portfolios and introducing new designs.

FRD Center provides B2B matchmaking with qualified Bulgarian furniture manufacturers, selected according to the foreign Client's requirements. How to find qualified local producers in low cost countries in South Eastern Europe?

According to Technavio the market for furniture manufacturing in Bulgaria will grow at a CAGR of over 5% by 2020.

Other markets in South East Europe and Eastern Europe, such as Serbia or Lithuania, present interesting options for international furniture manufacturers looking for qualified local producers in order to source production of furniture and components for home decor or DIY.

LITHUANIA

According to the FRD Center analysis based on data from EUROSTAT, the Lithuanian production of wooden bedroom furniture in 2016 was 19% higher than in 2015.

The Lithuanian furniture manufacturing sector has long-standing traditions in producing high quality products. The industry is well-developed – modern production facilities are utilized and the workforce is highly skilled. Lithuanian companies produce a wide range of furniture and majority of production (85,2 %) is exported. Lithuania is the fifth biggest IKEA supplier in the world. In 2016, 895 companies were active in the industry, 97.5% of them were SMEs. Furniture industry accounts for about 2.5% of the Lithuanian GDP employing about 27 000 workers.

In 2015 exports of Lithuanian furniture industry amounted to almost 1.2 bn EUR

The key competitive advantages of Lithuania's furniture manufacturing sector are:

  • One of the most competitive and highly developed branches in Lithuania’s manufacturing industry 
  • Innovative production methods, high quality furniture 
  • Up to date design solutions, custom, handcrafted furniture and whole concepts 
  • Time-honoured traditions 
  • High technological and linguistic staff competences and work culture 
  • Integration into global value chains 
Through our Suppliers Selection services, FRD Center assists the foreign producers contact directly the selected Lithuanian furniture manufacturers. How to find qualified local furniture producers in low cost countries in Eastern Europe and the Baltics?

SERBIA

Serbia has the potential to become a preferred country for foreign investments in the wood and furniture sector. The Serbian wood processing and furniture industry comprises 2182 companies employing 22 965 workers. More than 90% of enterprises are privately owned and mainly located in the central areas of Serbia.

According to Technavio, the Serbian furniture manufacturing market will grow at a moderate CAGR of over 4% by 2020, mainly triggered from demand from Russia.

According to the FRD Center analysis based on data from EUROSTAT, the Serbian production of upholstered seats with wooden frames went up 115% in 2016 compared to 2015.

Some of the main furniture manufacturing firms operating in Serbia include Atlas, Casa Italia, Chigo Contract, Cimo, Dunav Apatin, HK Andrijasevic, Jela Jagodina, Kedar, Matis, Philip & Co Filipovic, Promenada, Rezbos, Schlarafia, Simpo.

FRD Center provides B2B matchmaking with qualified Serbian furniture manufacturers, selected according to the foreign Client's requirements. How to find qualified local producers in low cost countries in the Balkans and South Eastern Europe?

For over 20 years, FRD Center provides B2B matchmaking services in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe, such as Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Baltic States etc.

Many of our Clients hire our B2B matchmaking services only after repeated trials to identify and appoint a reliable importer-distributor or a local supplier / manufacturer in these markets, after they have used their internal resources with no success.

For more details about the process of importer-distributor search & selection, please consult the FRD Center B2B brochure published on the FRD Center website at this link: http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-Center-Market-Entry-and-Business-Matchmaking-Support.pdf

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for product introduction to potential buyers in Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Lithuania etc. feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email:europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61

For more details on the FRD Center services of B2B Matchmaking with Qualified Importers / Distributors / Suppliers in Eastern Europe go to the FRD Center business-blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/12/b2b-matchmaking-with-qualified.html

For more details on the Industrial production in CE and SE Europe go to the FRD Center business-blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/11/industrial-production-in-ce-and-se.html

For the FRD Center analysis of the furniture production in CE and SE Europe: Romania, Poland, Turkey, Lithuania, Hungary etc. go to the FRD Center business-blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/11/frd-center-analysis-of-furniture.html

Are you looking to connect with local producers of furniture in markets such as Poland, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria or Turkey? Perhaps we can assist you with the Supplier Qualification services, Market Entry, Procurement Assistance and B2B Matchmaking. For more details, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: email:europa@frdcenter.ro or tel: +4021 411 1459/60/61 





Thursday, 11 January 2018

Romanian foods imports - Opportunities for foreign producers



How to find the most reliable Romanian importers of speciality foods such as gourmet, ready-made foods, ready meals, deserts, frozen pastry, seafood?
How to find qualified Romanian importers of healthy foods?
How to reach Romanian buyers of vegetables and fresh fruit? Who are the foods importers and food distributors in Romania?

Romanians appetite for imported quality foods increased 9.5% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016, reaching EUR 5.21 billion. Romania is the most dynamic economy in Europe, having registered a 8.8% GDP growth in Q3 2017 and a GDP growth of 7% for the first nine months of 2017.

Are you looking to connect with local specialised importer-distributors and direct buyers / category acquisition managers in markets such as Romania, Czech Republic, Turkey or Poland? Perhaps we can collaborate. How to find qualified importers of foods and beverages? How to reach the direct buyers and category managers in the main retail chains in Romania and the region?

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for product introduction to potential buyers in Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Lithuania etc. 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.

According to the National Institute of Statistics, the retail trade turnover in Romania advanced 10.3% in the first 11 months of 2017 compared to the similar period of 2016.

According to an analysis by FRD Center, the Romanian imports of fresh and chilled pork meat went up 42% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016, while the Romanian imports of pastry, bakery and biscuits went up 13% and those of food preparations grew 15%.

Similarly, according to an analysis by FRD Center based on published data, the Romanian imports of vegetables went up 11% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016.

As part of the market entry services FRD Center provides to Governmental Agencies and International Export Promotion Organisations, in 2017 FRD Center has been selected by The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest to carry out a Food & Beverages Trade Mission of Dutch companies to Romania. FRD Center provided all local support, B2B matchmaking services, logistic assistance. The FRD Center team organised B2B matchmaking meetings, company visits, a roundtable with KOLs in the F&B sector in Romania and a group visit to a key retail chain store in Bucharest. Also for the The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bucharest, in 2016 the FRD Center market research team prepared a report about the Romanian Foods Market available at https://www.dutchromaniannetwork.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Food-Report-Romania-2016.pdf

For a FRD Center analysis of the Food retail and food imports developments in Romania go to the FRD Center business-blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/03/food-retail-and-food-imports.html and http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/09/retail-growth-in-romania-continues-at.html

For more info about the Romanian Food Retail Development in 2017 go to the FRD Center business-blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/romanian-food-retail-development-in-2017.html as well as http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/11/romanian-foods-imports-go-up-15-in-2017.html

The Romanian Food & Beverages Retail continues to develop in 2018, mainly based on imported products. Are you a foreign producer / exporter looking to enter the Romanian and regional market through an acquisition of a Romanian food processor?

Are you a foreign food producer looking to export to the Emerging Markets in Europe? Perhaps we can collaborate.

Are you interested to research the market opportunities or present your products to the Romanian buyers? To acquire a local player in the Romanian food retail or import-distribution market? Perhaps we could collaborate. What foods are the Romanians importing? What are the Romanian imports of foods and beverages?

Romania’s retail market is estimated at EUR 40 billion this year, up 12% over 2016, according to a study by credit insurance company Euler Hermes. About 85% of the products sold in Romania are of mixed origin whereas only 15% are from local production. More details in the FRD Center businessblog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/12/romanias-retail-market-goes-up-12-in.html

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.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

What are the opportunities on the Poultry Farm Equipment Market in CE Europe and SE Europe?



What are the opportunities on the Romanian Poultry Farm Equipment Market? How about the Turkish Poultry Farm Equipment Market? Which are the main Poultry Farms in Poland? How to reach the main Poultry Farm Equipment importer-distributors in Serbia or Hungary?

FRD Center is monitoring the market opportunities on the Agricultural Machinery and Farm Equipment market and export opportunities for international manufacturers of machinery for preparing animal feeding stuffs, poultry incubators and brooders, other poultry-keeping machinery etc. Local importer-distributors profiles, B2B matchmaking with local players.

Romania is the most dynamic large market in Europe, presenting numerous business and investment opportunities for foreign companies.

What is the situation of the poultry livestock in Romania?
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the poultry livestock in Romania has recorded 76,820,437 heads at the end of June 2017.

What is the situation on the Bulgarian Poultry Farm Equipment Market? The imports of other poultry-keeping machinery (TARIC 843629) in Bulgaria have reached almost 1.5 mEUR in the first eight months of 2017, which according to the FRD Center analysis based on official statistic data, represents an increase of 40% compared to the first eight months of 2016.

How about the Czech Poultry Farm Equipment Market? According to the FRD Center analysis based on official statistic data, the imports of machinery for preparing animal feeding stuffs (TARIC 843610) in the Czech Republic have recorded over 7.4 mEUR in the first eight months of 2017, up by 105% compared to the same period of 2016.

What are the dynamics of the imports of poultry incubators and brooders (TARIC 843621) in Hungary? These have registered approximately 420 thousand EUR in the first eight months of 2017, which according to the FRD Center analysis based on official statistic data, represents an increase of 170% compared to the same period of 2016. Who are the main importer-distributors of Poultry Farm Equipment in Hungary?

How to perform a market opportunity assessment for your Poultry Farm Equipment in CE Europe? How to reach the most relevant local importer-distributors or manufacturers of Agricultural Machinery and Farm Equipment in Emerging Europe?

This “demo” analysis regarding the Poultry Farm Equipment Market in CE and SE Europe (Bulgaria, Czech Rep, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Turkey) is produced as a sample by FRD Center – www.frdcenter.ro - one of the pioneer privately owned independent market entry consulting and M&A advisory firms in Romania. It is available for consultation and download at

https://www.slideshare.net/JackieBP/frd-center-demo-analysis-poultry-farm-equipment-market-in-ce-and-se-europe


Since 2000, FRD Center offers tailor-made market research and intelligence, B2B matchmaking and M&A consulting services to foreign organisations interested to enter Romania and the emerging markets in Europe as exporters, consultants, investors or joint-ventures, to relocate their operations, or to source in CE, SE and Eastern Europe. Agricultural machinery and farm equipment market and export opportunities for international manufacturers of machinery for preparing animal feeding stuffs, poultry incubators and brooders, other poultry-keeping machinery etc. Local importer-distributors profiles, B2B matchmaking with local players.

For over 20 years, FRD Center provides B2B matchmaking services in Romania and other Emerging Markets in Europe, such as Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Baltic States etc.

Many of our Clients hire our B2B matchmaking services only after repeated trials to identify and appoint a reliable importer-distributor or a local supplier / manufacturer in these markets, after they have used their internal resources with no success. More details on the FRD Center business-blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2016/09/b2b-matchmaking-services-in-romania-and.html

Many of our Clients hire our B2B matchmaking services only after repeated trials to identify and appoint a reliable importer-distributor or a local supplier / manufacturer in these markets, after they have used their internal resources with no success.

Our services involve identification and selection of most relevant targets, direct liaison at Manager level, presentation of the Client's products / services, pursuit for obtaining expression of interest in a 1-2-1 meeting with the Client representative, arranging and confirming 1-2-1 business meetings in a Commercial Agenda / Business Itinerary in the market, assistance on location, follow-up etc.

For more details about the process of importer-distributor search & selection, please consult the FRD Center B2B brochure published on the FRD Center website at this link: http://www.frdcenter.ro/assets/FRD-Center-Market-Entry-and-Business-Matchmaking-Support.pdf

Are you looking to connect with local specialised importer-distributors and direct buyers or with local suppliers / manufacturers in markets such as Romania, Czech Republic, Turkey, Lithuania or Poland? Perhaps we can collaborate.

For tailor-made market research, sector analysis and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, for product introduction to potential buyers in Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Lithuania etc. 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 FRD Center B2B Matchmaking services involve identification and selection of most relevant targets, direct liaison at Manager level, presentation of the Client's products / services, pursuit for obtaining expression of interest in a 1-2-1 meeting with the Client representative, arranging and confirming 1-2-1 business meetings in a Commercial Agenda / Business Itinerary in the market, assistance on location, follow-up etc.

FRD Center organises B2B meetings, Inward Buyer Missions, Trade Missions, Trade Delegations and business matchmaking between foreign producers, manufacturers, exporters and local buyers, importer-distributors, wholesalers, supliers in Romania, Eastern Europe and Emerging Markets in Europe. More details on the FRD Center business-blog posting at: http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/07/trade-missions-and-inward-buyer.html

FRD Center has a comprehensive d-base of importer-distributors of agrotechnology, agricultural machinery, farm equipment and chemicals operating in Romania, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Balkans, the Baltics etc. On a regular basis, FRD Center facilitates direct contact of foreign manufacturers with local buyers and relevant distributors in the agribusiness sector in Romania and other markets in the region, such as Bulgaria, Poland, Ukraine etc. including in Inward Buyer Missions and Trade Delegations to important international trade fairs abroad. More details on the FRD Center business-blog posting at 

http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/10/romanian-agrotechnology-buyers-travel.html

What are the news and developments in the Agricultural Machinery and Agribusiness Market in CE and SE Europe? More details on the FRD Center business-blog posting at http://market-entry-romania.blogspot.ro/2017/08/agricultural-machinery-and-agribusiness.html