Romania

EU-Mercosur - a boost for jobs and exports in Romania

Businesses of all sizes in towns and cities across Romania already export a wide range of goods and services to Mercosur.

The EU-Mercosur trade agreement will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so.

 

Companies and jobs

250 The number of Romanian companies that export to Mercosur.

54% The share of Romanian companies exporting to Mercosur that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

12,000 The number of jobs in Romania that EU exports to Mercosur help support.

855,000 The number of jobs in the EU that EU exports to Mercosur help support.

 

Exports and Imports

Romania and Mercosur already have a close trading relationship. The EU-Mercosur trade agreement will give it a big boost.

12th Mercosur is Romania's 12th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

€ 229m The value of Romanian exports to Mercosur.

€ 407m The value of Romanian imports from Mercosur.

 

EU trade agreements benefit companies and communities

 
 
Sources
  • Companies: Statistics on international trade in goods by enterprise characteristics, Eurostat, 2016 (latest available year). Statistics on firms exporting to Argentina and Brazil, which account for 95% of exports to MERCOSUR countries
  • Jobs: WIOD database, 2011. The jobs figures are underestimates as they refer only to EU exports to Brazil. Estimates for all Mercosur countries are not available.
  • Exports and Imports: Eurostat. Goods and services figures based on latest available data (2017).
    Trade partner ranking is based on goods only.
    Services export data not available for Paraguay.
    Services import data not available for Paraguay.