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.

Friday, 26 August 2016

The Romanian Seafood Market 2016

After a y-t-y growth of 19.1% in 2015, in H1 2016, the Romanian retail trade of food, drinks and tobacco registered an increase of 24.1% compared to the same period of 2015, according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics.


The Romanian seafood market has recorded approximately 35 million EUR in 2015 and could increase by 5% in 2016, reaching 36.7 million EUR, according to a study by Romfood Trading, one of the main seafood and fish importers in Romania.

According to an FRD Center analysis, Romfood Trading has recorded a net turnover of 11 million EUR in 2015, up by 56% compared to 2014.

According to an FRD Center analysis of the players on the domestic seafood market, other major importer-distributors and processors of seafood and fish in Romania are Ocean Fish and Negro 2000, with a cumulated net turnover of 64 million EUR in 2015.

Imported fish and seafood - Main countries of origin

According to research made by FRD Center based on official statistic data, Romania has imported fish and seafood (crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates) in 2014 mainly from:
  • the Netherlands: 16.6 million EUR
  • Spain: 15.1 million EUR
  • Poland: 13 million EUR
  • Italy: 12.3 million EUR
  • Sweden: 10.8 million EUR
  • Turkey: 8.1 million EUR
  • Hungary: 6.4 million EUR
  • Denmark: 5.7 million EUR
  • Germany: 5.6 million EUR
  • Vietnam: 5.4 million EUR


The Romanian Food & Beverages Retail Continues to Develop in H1 2016. Are you interested to research the market opportunities or present your products to the Romanian buyers? To acquire a local player in the Romanian retail market? Perhaps we could collaborate.

We, at FRD Center, are constantly monitoring various sectors and analysing certain potential opportunities for investors, for exporters and for those looking to source from Romanian manufacturers.

For tailor-made sector data and B2B matchmaking with players in the Emerging Markets in Europe, feel free to contact the FRD Center team at: 

email: europa@frdcenter.ro or 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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