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, 20 April 2017

Romanian Industrial Manufacturing sector - opportunities for foreign suppliers

The Romanian Industrial Manufacturing sector presents numerous opportunities for foreign suppliers of machinery, special materials, chemicals, tooling etc.

In the first two months of 2017, Romanian industrial manufacturing went up 5.4% y-t-y. The growing trend is expected to continue, with the development of industrial parks, foreign and local investments in technologies and tooling, as well as with the expansion of current industrial operations of various producers.

According to the National Prognosis Comission, the beverage industry will grow 6.8% in 2017, up from 3.2% in 2016.

The Romanian automotive manufacturing industry is expected to see a 7% increase compared to last year.

Production of coke and refined petroleum products, which includes mainly the oil refining segment, will grow by 8.7% this year, compared with 7.3% in 2016 and 0.1% in 2015.

The sector of manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products is expected to grow 9.8% this year.

The manufacture of computers and electronic and optical products is the area which is estimated to register the highest increase: 12% in 2017 compared to the previous year.

According to the National Statistics Institute and the Prognosis Comission, the Romanian industrial manufacturing branches that have significantly increased their turnover in 2016, compared to the previous year were:

- paper and paper products production: 23.6%

- electrical equipment manufacturing: 14.6%,

- manufacture of road transport vehicles: 12.6%

- coal and coke production: 11.5%

- chemicals and chemical substances: 10.9%

- furniture manufacturing: 10.9%

Due to the current developments, the Romanian industrial players are looking for modern technologies and tooling, special materials and machinery. Many of them are regularly visiting industrial trade fairs, such as Hanover Messe, in order to identify suitable suppliers.

For specific details and direct contact with the relevant players and buyers in the Romanian industrial manufacturing sector, do not hesitate to contact the FRD Center team. FRD Center is a privately owned boutique-type firm which provides customised market entry services, M&A assistance, deal origination and tailor-made market research for foreign companies interested to enter Romania and the emerging markets in Europe as exporters, investors, producers or joint-ventures, to source in CE, SE and Eastern Europe, to acquire a local player or to relocate their manufacturing operations in the region.
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