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.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Current Situation and Opportunities in AGRICULTURE in CE, SE and Eastern Europe

-          The agricultural production in Eastern Europe has recorded an increase in 2011 and it will continue to grow in 2012.

-          The agriculture in Eastern Europe has a high potential for foreign investments.

-          The available EU funds (including funds through the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance for non-EU countries, such as Turkey) are a major opportunity for the modernisation of the agricultural sector.

-          The agricultural surface owned by foreigners in Romania has increased by 10% in 2011 compared to 2010, reaching 709,000 hectares, this representing 8.5% of the Romanian arable surface.

-          The demand from the foreigners to acquire agricultural lands in Romania is a growing phenomenon at present, the foreigners being attracted by the low price of the agricultural land and the high agricultural productions recorded in the last period.

-          The agricultural production in 2011 in Romania was as follows:
o       Wheat: 7.2 million tonnes (up by 24% compared to 2010)
o       Barley: 1.424 million tonnes (up by 8% compared to 2010)
o       Corn: 11.4 million tonnes (up by 26% compared to 2010)
o       Sun flower: 1.85 million tonnes (up by 46% compared to 2010)
o       Vegetables: 4.1 million tonnes (up by 8% compared to 2010)
o       Fruits: 1.7 million tones (up by 20% compared to 2010).

-          Russia is one of the largest grain producers in the world.

-          In the first 11 months of 2011, the indices volume of the agricultural production in Ukraine was of 116.5% compared with the same period of 2010.

-          In Turkey, in 2011 compared to 2010, the increase of the cereals production is estimated at 7.6%, the increase of the vegetables production is estimated at 4.6% and the growths are forecasted to continue in 2012.

-          The demand of the agricultural machinery and technology in Eastern Europe has increased in the last years and it will continue to grow in 2012.

-          During the period 2012 – 2015, new investments will be made in the following areas:
o       Production of cereals and technical plants
o       Production of fruits and vegetables
o       Animal farms
o       Production of animal feeds
o       Acquisition of agricultural machinery and technologies
o       Use of modern technologies.

-          The importers and distributors of agricultural equipment and technologies will continue to invest in order to diversity their range of products.

- Opportunities: technology, automation, equipment, seeds, chemicals products, investments in agricultural land, animal feeds, brands, quality control.

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