Friday, 15 February 2013
Agricultural Equipment and Machinery in Romania
a) Sector brief
In the last ten years, significant investments in the development of the agricultural equipment have been registered in Romania. The factors that contributed to this development were:
- the EU funds available for the farmers
- the Rabla Programme (Programme for the renewal of the national park)
- the special credits for co-financing
- the wider using of second-hand products
- the number of modern and efficient farms with large surfaces and financial capacity increased significantly.
The Measure 121: Modernisation of Agricultural Holdings within the Axis 1: Improving the competitiveness of agricultural and forestry sector of the National Rural Development Programme 2007 – 2013, finances investments for the acquisition of agricultural machinery for the vegetal and animal sectors, through public assistance (EU and national) and private co-financing.
By 24 January 2013, within the Measure 121, 2,333 projects with the public value of approximately 966.7 million EUR have been selected in Romania. The payments within the Measure 121 have recorded some 420.3 million EUR by 24 January 2013.
b) Imports & Sales
The Romanian production of agricultural machinery is low and the domestic market is dominated by imports. Romania imports agricultural machinery mainly from Germany, Italy, Austria, France, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, China etc.
Some of the main importers of agricultural equipment in Romania are: Agrocomert Holding, NHR Agropartners, Agromec Stefanesti, Bronto Compron etc.
Some of the main imported brands of agricultural machinery on the domestic markets are: New Holland, Case, Pöttinger, Einböck, Bogballe, Matermacc, Dondi, Hardi, Caffinni, Solo, Stihl, Efco, Husqvarna, Honda, Makita, Maruyama, Grimme etc.
Some 1,800 – 2,000 new tractors are estimated to be sold in 2012 in Romania compared to 1,200 in the previous year. The tractor sales are expected to continue the growing trend and to reach annual sales of 5,000 new units in the next five years. This mostly depends on the financing opportunities and the EU Agriculture Policy for 2014 -2020.
- The International Fair of Products and Equipment for Agriculture, Horticulture, Viticulture and Animal Breeding Indagra. The 18th edition of the fair takes place during 30 October – 03 November 2013, in the Romexpo Center in Bucharest. In 2012, the fair registered 55,000 visitors and approximately 400 exhibitor companies on a total surface of over 30,000 sqm. In 2012, some 40% of the participant companies were international.
- The International Exhibition for Agriculture and Agricultural Equipment RomAgroTec. The 10th edition of the exhibition takes place during 23 - 26 May 2013 in Ilfov (near Bucharest). In 2012, the exhibition recorded 49 participant companies on a surface of 90,000 sqm. Also, the exhibition recorded 5,200 visitors in 2012, up by 10% compared to 2011.
- The Exhibition for Agriculture and Agricultural Equipment AgriPlanta. The 3rd edition of the exhibition takes place during 6 – 9 June 2013 in Fundulea, Calarasi. In 2012, the fair recorded over 6,800 visitors, up by 24% compared to 2011. The fair registered 122 exhibitors y co-exhibitors in 2012.
- The International Fair for Agriculture, Food Industry and Animal Husbandry Agraria. The 19th edition of the fair takes place during 2 – 6 May 2013 in Cluj Napoca. In 2012, the fair recorded over 300 exhibitors from 12 European countries on a surface of 10,000 sqm and over 22,000 visitors.
d) Opportunities: BRANDS, TECHNOLOGY, EQUIPMENT, QUALITY CONTROL