Romania

In-depth country-focused analysis on Romania's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Romania's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Romania, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Romania's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Romania before your competitors.

Romania Country Risk

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Core Views: Romania's economic recovery will outperform most regional peers and move onto a firmer footing over the coming quarters, with household consumption set to compensate for net exports'...

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Romania Industry Coverage (22)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: We still believe the Romanian grain sector has the highest growth potential owing to its competitiveness and its exposure to the Middle East and Asia. Sugar production is likely to...

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Autos

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In 2014, we forecast an 8% increase in vehicle sales in 2014 on the back of a recovery in the passenger car and commercial vehicle segments. BMI forecasts an 8.6% increase in passenger car sales in...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View:   Romania occupies a strategically important position in Europe. The country is flanked by the former Soviet republics of Ukraine and Moldova. It also borders Hungary to the west, the...

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Food & Drink

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Over the forecast period to 2018, Romania will experience moderate sales growth across most segments of the food and drink industry. Growth is expected to remain somewhat slower over the short term,...

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Freight Transport

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Following a year in which BMI believes saw mixed growth dynamics in different modes of Romania's freight transport sector, 2014 will signal increasing volumes across all sectors in line with the...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: the Romania IT market is forecast outperform the majority of its peers as a result of a strong economic recovery and its position as a regional centre for skilled IT professionals.  ...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View:     BMI believes that Romanian construction fell back into recession in 2014 primarily due to the lack of new projects that would drive growth. A number of mismanaged and cancelled...

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Insurance

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BMI View :  At some point, there will be a decisive improvement in premiums and/or profits for Romania's long-suffering non-life companies. However, this is very unlikely to occur in 2014 or...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The Romanian medical device market is projec ted to grow by a CAGR of 2.9 % over the 2013-2018 period, in line with economic growth and rising health expenditure....

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Metals

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BMI View:   Romania's metals sector will continue to see modest growth over the coming years as it slowly recovers from the global downtur n. This is primarily the case for steel, the largest...

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Mining

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BMI View: We expect Romania's mining sector to see only modest growth over the coming years as coal output, which accounts for the majority of the mining sector's value, sees little expansion....

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View:   ExxonMobil   is drilling the Domino-2 appraisal well which has the potential to transform the Romanian upstream if successful. Further exploration efforts in the Black Sea from...

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Petrochemicals

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BMI View : The failure to privatise the troubled local petrochemicals producer Oltchim in H114 is weighing heavily on the prospects for the Romanian petrochemicals industry, in spite of the...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View:   Sales data ha ve provided support to our earlier view that Romania's pharmaceutical market recovery would be consumer - driven. The underlying dynamics have been driven by...

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Power

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BMI View: Nuclear power will be key to driving Romania's energy sector given the prospect of massive Chinese and Canadian investment in the second half of the decade. Renewables will also...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: Romania's commercial real estate sector is benefitting from the country's strong economic recovery with real GDP forecast to grow by 3.2 % in 2014 and 3.7 in 2015 , according to...

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Retail

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BMI View : The Romanian retail market is forecast to struggle through 2014 and BMI projects a 3.4% decline in total retail spending during 2014. BMI forecasts that this reduced growth will...

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Shipping

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Romania's main port of Constantza is forecast to see steady growth both in terms of both total tonnage and container throughput in 2014 in line with the country's continued economic recovery and...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: The Romanian telecoms market is relatively low value in per capita terms due to low income levels in a regional context . Despite this it is home to a developed market with...

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Tourism

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BMI View: We expect to see steady growth across most key industry indicators for this fledgling tourism market in the coming years. BMI predicts a growth in inbound and outbound tourism as...

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Water

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BMI View: Although much work is still needed within the Romanian water sector, especially in terms of basic repairs, modernisation and expansion of infrastructure, the sector has received...

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