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, 16 September 2014

Imports of fish and seafood in Romania

According to official statistics and the analysis done by the FRD Center team, the imports of live fish in Romania have been of nearly 3.9 million in 2013, up 31% compared with 2012. 

The Romanian imports of fresh or chilled (excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of whether or not minced, fresh, chilled or frozen) fish have been approximately 28.5 million euros in 2013, up 37% compared with the previous year. 

Imports of frozen fish (excluding fish fillets and other fish meat including minced, fresh, chilled or frozen) in Romania in 2013 have been of nearly 44 million euros, 23% more compared to 2011. 

Imports of fish fillets and other fish meat including minced, fresh, chilled or frozen in Romania have been nearly 20 million euros in 2013 and this represents an increase of more than 3% compared with 2012. 

The Romanian imports of dried fish, salted or in brine, smoked fish, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process, flours, meals and pellets of fish, fit for human consumption have been more than 5 million euros in 2013, 12 % compared with 2012. 

Imports of crustaceans, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, smoked crustaceans, whether in shell or not cooked before or during the smoking process, crustaceans, in shell, cooked by steaming or even chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, flours, meals and pellets of crustaceans, fit for human consumption in Romania in 2013 have been nearly 4.8 million euros, 20% more compared to 2012. 

Imports of molluscs, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, even peeled or cooked before or during the smoking process, flours, meals and pellets of molluscs, fit for smoked molluscs food in Romania have registered more than 6.8 million EUR in 2013 and this represents a 36% growth compared to 2011. 

The Romanian imports of aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, smoked, whether or not cooked before or during the smoking process, flours, and pellets of aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, fit for human consumption have been nearly 260 thousand euros in 2013, up 42% compared with 2012. 

A few of the most important 
frozen fish importers in Romania are Macromex, Agroalimentaria Distribution, Trading and Sea Bell Serpico Trading. Fresh and frozen fish is sold in Romania in specialised stores well as in supermarkets as Kaufland, Carrefour, Auchan and Metro. 

Macromex, Agroalim Distribution, Serpico Trading and Sea Bell Trading have recorded a cumulated net turnover of almost 140 million EUR in 2013. They have registered a cumulated number of some 700 employees in 2013.

Some brands of fresh and frozen fish imported and distributed by these players are: Royal Greenland, Royal Arctic, Adriana etc.

Romania imports fresh and frozen fish from Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Poland, USA, Canada, Vietnam etc.

For more information on business opportunities in this sector as well as direct contact with key people in the Romanian companies do not hesitate to contact our team 

Email: europa@frdcenter.ro 
phone: +4021 4111459

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