Romania: Romania Imports More Than Meets the Eye

FAS Bucharest considers a variety of trade data sets when reporting on Romanian market conditions and dynamics. U.S. Census Bureau’s (BICO) data shows that U.S. food and agricultural exports to Romania in 2016 were $46.9 million. Conversely, according to EU Intrastat data, which reflects Romanian Customs data (e.g. direct and indirect shipments), Romanian importers sourced upwards of $121 million of U.S. food and agriculture. BICO and other data only reflect ports of disembarkation and do not capture internal-EU markets of final destination for U.S. food and agricultural products. Post encourages USDA Cooperator partners and other U.S. food and agricultural exporters and stakeholders to review different data sources when considering resource allocation and market development strategies for Romania.

Romania: Romania Imports More Than Meets the Eye