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, 15 January 2015

Food production and imports of food-related machinery in Romania


According to the FRD Center analysis, in Romania, there are over 700 producers of meat and meat products, over 30 companies specialised in the fish processing, approximately 500 processers of milk and dairy products and over 250 companies specialised in fruit and vegetable processing.

According to the NIS, in October 2014 compared to September 2014, production of food in Romania has increased by 14.2%.

In September 2014 compared to September 2013, the carcass weights of the slaughtered animals in Romania have recorded the following increases:
  • cattle: 1.7%
  • pigs: 10.3%
  • sheep and goats: 2.4%
  • poultry: 14.4%
Some of the most important producers of meat and meat products in Romania are: Scandia Food, Unicarm, Agricola Bacau Group, Caroli Foods or Cris-Tim Group.

Scandia Food is the leader on the Romanian market of canned meat. The company produces the following brands: Scandia Sibiu, Bucegi, Via, Sadu. Scandia Food exports its products in over 60 countries, such as: Italy, Spain, Germany, Canada, UK, Greece or Cyprus. In 2013, Scandia Food has recorded a turnover of 46 million EUR, up by 3% compared to 2012.

In the first nine months of 2014, the quantity of the cow milk collected by the processing units in Romania has registered an increase by 15.5% compared to the same period of 2013.

In the first nine months of 2014 compared to the similar period of the previous year, production increases have been recorded for the following categories of milk products:
  • drinking milk: 16.8%
  • cream: 12.6%,
  • butter: 8.6%
  • cheese products: 8.3%
  • acidified milk (yogurt, drinking yogurt, curd): 4.6%
The most important producers of canned foods in Romania are: Scandia Food (meat, ready meals), Mandy Foods (meat, fruits, vegetables, ready meals), Orkla Foods (meat, ready meals), Contec Foods (fruit, vegetables), MGC Topoloveni (fruit, vegetables), Fabrica de Conserve Raureni (fruit, vegetables).

In the first nine months of 2014, the CIF imports of food products and live animals in Romania have recorded approximately three billion EUR.

The imports of machinery for the preparation of meat or poultry in Romania have recorded approximately ten million EUR in 2013, up by some 15% compared to 2012.

Furthermore, the Romanian imports of machinery for the industrial preparation or manufacture of food or drink (other than machinery for the extraction or preparation of animal or fixed vegetable fats or oils) have reached almost 61 million EUR in 2013.

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the food production sector in Romania, feel free to contact the FRD Center at:
email: europa@frdcenter.ro
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.

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