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The export council analyses the openness to promotion centres in Middle East but in China, India and Russia as well

The export council analyses the possibility to open foreign centres of promotion in the Middle East, as well as in China, India and Russia stated for Agerpres Manuel Donescu state secretary in the ministry of economy.


In the export council are analysed varied options for the presence of foreign centres of promotion both on the Middle East markets as well on the markets of high interest such as China, Russia and India. We have in mind to launch several centres of promotion but the financing for such centres in the EU is possible only through associative private structures or companies. They can open such centres, where events with temporary character are organised or facilitate market contacts. Of course, we think to variants as the German model (AHK) or Austrian (WKO) where, also the coordination is made through the specialized minister, the commerce chambers and the industrial federations assure the representation, the financing being ensured not only through subsidies but with member contributions and of course, paid services’ Donescu said.

He said that the ministry of economy can open promotion centres abroad including with subsidies from the state budget, only in countries outside the European Union. ‘ An experience in this sense is represented by the exhibition centre Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates there the possibility of over 100 Romanian companies to present their export offer was made’ Donescu said.

Romania's exports increased by an overall 34 percent over 2008-2012, with the most significant growths recorded in the machinery, chemical and plastics, agro-food and furniture industries, Manuel Donescu, secretary of state with the Ministry of Economy told Agerpres.

‘Romania's exports increased by an overall 34 percent in the latest five years (2012 against 2008), the most significant growths having been seen in the machinery industry (including the electrotechnical industry), representing 43 percent of Romania's total exports, 33.8 percent growth, to markets such as Germany, France, Italy, UK, Hungary, the Russia Federation; the chemical and plastics industries, accounting for 16 percent of the total exports of Romania, up 57.8 percent, exported to Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, Turkey, Italy, France; the agro-food industry accounted for 9 percent of the total exports of the country, up 57.8 percent, and exported to markets such as Egypt, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Hungary, France, Turkey the Netherlands; the wooden furniture industry, accounting for 8 percent of total exports, 46.4 percent growth, exported to Germany, France, Italy, UK, the Netherlands, Japan and Turkey', explained Donescu.

In 2013, Donescu estimated that the most significant increases in exports will be recorded in the road transport vehicles (more than 5 percent), as well as in the automotive spare parts industry and air vehicles (more than 17 percent), exported mainly to Germany, France, Italy, the Russia Federation, Turkey; electronics, electrotechnical and optical products (more than 4 percent) were exported to Germany, Italy, Hungary, France, the Netherlands; basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical concoctions (some 14 percent) were exported mainly to Germany, UK, the Russian Federation, France, Denmark; the furniture (14 percent) industry exported to Germany, France Italy, UK and the Netherlands, while the products resulted from wood processing (more than 11 percent) were exported to Italy, Japan, Turkey, Egypt, Germany; the agro-food products, especially the cereals (approx. 6 percent) were sent to Egypt, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Italy, oleaginous seeds were to Spain, Hungary, France, Turkey and the Netherlands.

Estimates on imports show higher growths in agro-food stuffs (30 percent), imported mainly from Hungary, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, the Netherlands and Italy, computers and electronics, electrotechnical and optical products (some 14 percent) came in from Germany, France Italy, China, Hungary, transportation means (12 percent) were imported from Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and Poland.