Friday, 20 January 2012
Foods and Beverages market in CE, SE and Eastern European markets
- The consumption of foods and beverages (wine, beer, water, juices etc) in the CE, SE and Eastern European markets has registered a continuous growing trend in 2011 and consumption will continue to increase in 2012.
- The wine consumption in Bulgaria has increased by 16.3% in 2011 compared to 2010 and the forecasts for 2012 indicate that the growth will continue.
- The purchasing power and the monthly budget of the people in the Eastern Europe for acquiring foods and beverages is expected to increase in the next years.
- The imports of foods and beverages in the Eastern Europe have increased in 2011 and the demand for imported products will continue to grow in 2012.
- The value of the food imports in Russia from Poland in the first six months of 2011 has increased by some 17% compared to the similar period of 2010.
- In the first ten months of 2011, the imports of foods, beverages and tobacco in Hungary have recorded an increase by 6.9% compared to the same period of 2010.
- Some 25% more foreign-made foodstuffs are purchased on average in Slovakia than in other Central European countries.
- In the first nine months of 2011, the imports of agro-foods in Romania have recorded 3.195 billion EUR, up by 17% compared to the similar period of the previous year.
- In the first five months of 2011, the imports of fruits and vegetables in Romania have increased by some 20% compared to the similar period of 2010.
- Romania imported a quantity of 41,611 tonnes of onion, garlic and leek in the first nine months of 2011, this representing an increase by some 26% compared to the similar period of 2010.
- The producers of food and beverages in the Eastern Europe will continue to invest in the production technologies, in the development of the production capacity, in the launching of new products, in mergers and acquisitions or in the increase of the warehouse spaces.
- Opportunities: new products, ingredients, raw materials, brands, equipment, packaging, quality control, mergers and acquisitions.