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.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Romanian foods imports go up 15% in 2017

What are the Romanian food imports? How to reach the Romanian food importers? How to reach the specialised food distributors in Romania? What are best market channels to the Romanian food market?

In the period January-August 2017, the Romanian food imports grew by almost 15%, totalling EUR 4.639 billion. 

The Romanian imports of pork are in the top, advancing by 15.1% in quantitative terms and by 42.8% in terms of value. Thus, in the first eight months of this year, 193,000 tons of pork were imported, worth 86.3 mEUR.

Other agrifood imports increased as follows:

  • maize                                                +48.2 mEUR 
  • cheeses nearly                                   +30 mEUR 
  • wheat                                                +23.3 mEUR 
  • soybeans                                           +20.3mEUR 
  • food products                                     +20.3 mEUR 
  • bakery products, pastries and biscuits  +19.9 mEUR 
  • sunflower seeds                                  +16.8 mEUR 
  • milk and cream                                   +14.8 mEUR 
  • chocolate                                            +12.9 mEUR 
  • tomatoes                                            +11.2 mEUR 
  • bananas                                             +10.1 mEUR 
  • coffee                                                +8.5 mEUR 
  • live pigs                                             +7.7 mEUR
Sources: Romanian Ministry of Agriculture, Agerpress

Romania is the most dynamic economy in Europe, having registered a 8.8% GDP growth in Q3 2017 and a GDP growth of 7% for the first nine months of the current year.

For a FRD Center analysis of the Food retail and food imports developments in Romania go to and

For more info about the Romanian Food Retail Development in 2017 go to

For the Romanian Food Market report produced by FRD Center for the Dutch Embassy in Romania go to

The Romanian Food & Beverages Retail continues to develop in 2017, mainly based on imported products. Are you a foreign producer / exporter looking to enter the Romanian and regional market through an acquisition of a Romanian food processor?

Are you a foreign food producer looking to export to the Emerging Markets in Europe? Perhaps we can collaborate.

Are you interested to research the market opportunities or present your products to the Romanian buyers? To acquire a local player in the Romanian food retail or import-distribution 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, providing B2B matchmaking and deal origination in the food & beverages sector.

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: 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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