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60% of Polish SMEs use IT services

Approx. 60% of small and medium sized enterprises use IT services in Poland. Some 30% of SMEs declare to employ people responsible for IT. The number of portable computers used by SMEs has been growing. On average, there are five such computers per one SME. The proportion of companies which use EU funds to finance ICT development has gone down over the last two years. Use of IT services According to the

Ukrainian IT industry to keep on growing in 2012-2013

In the last two years Ukrainian IT market has been recovering after a sharp decline experienced in 2009. The market will continue to record double digit growth rates in 2012-2013. The macroeconomic and political situation will remain of crucial importance in the country. Current situation and key trends According to the latest report “IT market in Ukraine 2012. Development forecasts for 2012-2017” published by PMR, a market research company, the total

Retail grocery market to provide €117bn in 2014 in the CE region

PMR estimates that in 2011 the grocery market in six Central European (CE) countries was worth nearly €107bn, 2.8% more than the previous year when expressed in local currencies. The increase was generated foremost by the discount stores and supermarket segments, and was driven by the skyrocketing prices of foodstuffs. Schwarz Group, which operates the Lidl and Kaufland chains, is a leading grocery player in the CE region – as

Hungarian construction market to recover in 2013-2014

After a poor 2009-2012 for the Hungarian construction industry, from 2013 a visible market recovery is expected. The growth in 2013-2014 will result from the intense execution of EU co-financed infrastructure investments as well as some revival in building construction, particularly in non-residential buildings. According to the research company PMR’s latest report, entitled “Construction sector in Hungary 2012 – Development forecasts for 2012-2014”, weak macroeconomic environment, falling investment demand and poor

Polish market of value added and multimedia services 2012

Value added and multimedia services in Poland 2012, Development forecasts for 2012-2016 provides readers with the newest data and sharpest analysis of business conditions and opportunities in the areas of mobile internet, fixed line and mobile telephony and pay TV and video services. It covers the market in terms of existing and projected structure and value, with an eye to the future as the markets in Poland and around the

Construction industry in Russia continues to grow

In the second half of 2011, activity on the Russian construction market finally picked up, with civil engineering work and residential construction as the main two drivers of growth. Despite the unfavourable and challenging global economic sentiment, the industry is expected to continue to expand, with growth fostered by increases in spending on infrastructure development and healthy demand for residential properties. The continuing sovereign debt crisis in Europe and

Civil engineering to be a driving force of the Romanian construction industry

Romanian civil engineering construction has registered considerably better performance in 2011 compared to the residential and non-residential segments, which posted decreases. The reason behind this is increased capital expenditure on infrastructure projects, particularly road and railway construction. Despite the strong economic downturn Romania experienced in 2009 and 2010, the value of civil engineering works has not decreased greatly, compared to the decreases in non-residential and residential construction. According to PMR’s latest

First signs of recovery on the Polish HoReCa market

The year 2011 marked a turning point for the Polish HoReCa market, which showed the first signs of recovery since the outbreak of the financial crisis. The restaurant market itself rose by 0.8% last year, lower than the two other HoReCa segments. A further improvement is expected in 2012. According to estimates by PMR, the value of the Polish restaurant (Re) market, which includes categories such as restaurants, pizzerias, fast food

Telecom services for business account for PLN 18bn in Poland

Telecommunications services for companies and other operators (wholesale market) are an important element in the structure of revenues in the telecommunications industry in Poland. By the most recent measurement, the revenues generated by telecom services rendered to business customers amounted to approx. PLN 18bn in 2011, which represented 45% of the total value of the telecommunications services market in the country. In 2011, the total value of business and operator
04-16-2012 | Health & Medicine
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Legislative changes to hamper innovative drugs market in Central Europe between …

Due to legislative changes implemented during 2011 in most of the Central European (CE) countries, the innovative drug market in the region will decline in 2012 by 1%, to €6.1bn at manufacturer prices, according to the latest report published by research and consulting company PMR, entitled “Generic and innovative drugs market in Central Europe 2012. Comparative analysis, reimbursement policies and development forecasts for 2012-2014”. In all, the CAGR for innovative

A challenging 2012 for the Czech construction industry

The revised Czech government strategy on transport infrastructure construction released in January 2012 indicates that the decline in civil engineering construction may continue in 2012 due to the postponing or freezing of major constructions in the road and rail sector. A return to growth is expected in 2013-2014. As a result of economic problems and budget cuts, civil engineering construction, the most resilient construction sector in the country during the economic
02-27-2012 | Health & Medicine
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Most non-public hospitals in Poland oriented towards public funding

The vast majority of non-public hospitals in Poland provide services under contracts with the National Health Fund (NFZ). The number of Poles who can afford to pay for costly hospital procedures out of their own pockets remains small, whereas NFZ contracts guarantee a certain level of revenues and patient numbers. That is why even those private hospitals whose original focus was exclusively on commercial patients (e.g. Medicover) decide to enter
02-11-2012 | Health & Medicine
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Clinical market in CIS to exceed €700m in 2014

Clinical trials in the CIS countries have been developing in a positive fashion (with the exception of Russia, whose development slowed for a while as a result of significant changes in regulation). The average increase in value is expected to reach 14% and the average increase in volume approximately 13% between 2012 and 2014, according to the latest PMR report “Clinical trials in CIS countries 2012 – Russia, Ukraine, Belarus

Construction chemicals market in Poland worth in excess of €1.5bn

After two years of declines in 2009 and 2010, the Polish construction chemicals market saw a levelling off in the sector, which totalled slightly more than PLN 6bn (€1.5bn) in 2011. Moreover, construction and assembly companies are showing cautious optimism as to the consumption of construction chemicals in 2012 with single-family housing, which is less vulnerable to changes in the market situation, playing a major role behind these developments. The results
12-21-2011 | Health & Medicine
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Boom expected on medical equipment market in Poland in 2013

In 2010 the overall Polish medical equipment market grew by 5% year on year. The increase primarily reflected imports, which grew by 6%, to PLN 3.9bn (€1.0bn). According to the most recent PMR report “Medical devices market in Poland 2012. Development forecast for 2012-2014”, the market experienced a greater rate of growth in 2011. There was a 30% increase in imports during the first half of the year. It is
12-15-2011 | Health & Medicine
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Polish dietary supplements market to reach PLN 2.5bn by 2012

In 2011-2013, the market of dietary supplements in Poland will develop at a rate of 9-15% annually, according to the latest report published by PMR entitled „Dietary supplements market in Poland 2011. Development forecasts for 2011-2013”. Although the market growth rate is lower than in the preceding year, it should be noted that it still will be very high, e.g. higher than the rate for OTC medicines. PMR assumes that

Consolidation of the Polish telecommunications market

Over the past twelve months there have been a lot of important events and developments in the Polish telecommunications sector, all of which have had a significant influence on the current state of the market. The market is becoming increasingly consolidated, and more and more often mergers and acquisitions concern firms at the top end of the market, and leading firms in their respective segments. Important events The most important, and perhaps

Telecoms market in CIS countries to recover in 2012

The telecommunications services market in the CIS countries and Georgia is to bounce back, growing by 5.5% to approx. €11bn in 2012. Revenues of mobile telephony operators will continue to drive the growth. The region is far from being homogenous, however, some common trends can be observed. Mobile telephony dominates The value of the telecommunications services market in the CIS countries and Georgia neared €11bn in 2010, which meant a growth

Russian retail market expected to exceed $800bn in 2013

In 2010, the Russian retail market recovered after the economic slowdown observed during the previous year and increased by 12.9% to RUB 16.5tr ($543.5bn). However, PMR predicts that in the next few years the market is unlikely to re-establish the pace achieved before the crisis. The retail market in Russia has begun to show signs of recovery after the financial crisis. Although the retail industry has grown continuously, there was a

Construction industry finally sees growth as Ukraine ramps up preparations for E …

Between the peak recorded in 2007 and the trough of 2008-2010, the value of construction works carried out in Ukraine plunged by 70% in real terms. Residential construction was hardest hit by the crisis and, while the housing sector is yet to recover, overall market development in the country does give cause for hope that the worst has now passed for the Ukrainian construction industry. Last year, the Ukrainian construction
11-09-2011 | Health & Medicine
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OTC market in Central and Eastern Europe expected to grow by 9% per annum betwee …

In 2010 OTC product pharmacy sales in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) were worth €10.7bn, a 13% year on year increase in euro. Between 2011 and 2013 the market should develop by around 9% on average per annum, according to the latest report published by the research and consulting company PMR, entitled “OTC market in Central and Eastern Europe 2011. Comparative analysis and development forecasts for 2011-2013”. Half of market
10-27-2011 | Health & Medicine
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Development of private healthcare market in Ukraine more rapid than that of Russ …

The private healthcare markets in Russia and Ukraine are at the initial stage of development. Informal spending is widespread and this is partially caused by lack of proper payment mechanisms in the system. At the same time the private health insurance segment is immature. According to the latest PMR report, “Private healthcare market in Russia and Ukraine 2011. Development forecasts for 2011-2013” in the coming three years no revolutionary changes

Extensive consolidation confined to the retail industry in Russia

In recent years consolidation on the Russian market has taken place mostly in the retail, whereas there has been stagnation on the wholesale market. In Ukraine acquisitions in both wholesale and retail pharmaceutical distribution stopped because of the more cautious policies of companies during the crisis, according to the latest PMR report “Distribution on the pharmaceutical market in Russia and Ukraine 2011” Retail much less concentrated than wholesale Both the Russian and

Construction industry in Russia sees long-awaited upsurge

The Russian construction sector finally posted some healthy growth figures in the second half of the year. In July, a 17.6% increase was posted, reminiscent of the pre-crisis growths, and this was followed by a 12.4% increase in the value of construction works in August. In the first half of 2011 the overall picture of the construction industry in Russia was mixed. Whilst construction companies’ financial results deteriorated, in surveys

Mature CEE Telecoms market continues to offer opportunity

The telecommunications markets in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine have matured over the past decade but are still growing, especially when compared with their western European counterparts. Mobile investment in 3G/HSDPA/LTE deployment is on the rise, and broadband infrastructure offers opportunity for modernisation and upgrade, particularly in xDSL, CaTV, LANs on housing estates and FTTH networks. The fourth edition of PMR’s report, Telecommunications market in

Key trends on the telecoms market in Central and Eastern Europe

The telecommunications market in the CEE has become more mature. Telecoms are facing problems typical of saturated markets, which are lowering ARPU and higher expectations of consumers. Convergence and growing significance of data transmission services in mobile networks will continue to shape the market. Current situation According to the latest report “Telecommunications market in Central and Eastern Europe. Forecasts for 2011-2016” published by PMR, a market research company, the total value

Construction in Bulgaria to stabilise in late 2011

In the coming years Bulgaria's construction sector will start to grow slowly following the hard years of the economic slowdown, although no spectacular changes are expected in the short run. After substantial restructuring of the sector moderate construction market recovery in the period 2012-2013 is expected. Until 2015 the sector will grow on the back of the large-scale infrastructure projects related to EU funds. According to the report “Construction sector in

Construction industry in Kazakhstan fostered by government-initiated programmes

The construction industry suffered more than most areas of the Kazakh economy as a result of the global financial crisis which hit the country in 2008. Fortunately for builders, the government undertook several measures to support the industry, without which the consequences would have been more severe than the 5% reduction seen in 2009. One of the most prominent programmes prepared by the government is the State Programme on Forced

Cement markets in CIS countries continue to grow

With an 11% growth in cement consumption in 2010 and a further 12% growth expected for 2011, cement producers in the countries of the former Soviet Union have been able to forget about the dramatic events of 2009, when there was a reduction of more than 20% in the consumption of cement in the region. The countries’ vast infrastructure development and housing needs are to be addressed by the governments

Non-pharmacy market of OTC products in Poland: up by 4% in 2011-2013

According to the latest report published by the research and consulting company PMR, entitled “Non-pharmacy OTC market in Poland 2011. Development forecasts for 2011-2013”, the value of the non-pharmacy market of OTC medicines and dietary supplements in Poland stood at approx. PLN 1bn (€250m) in 2010 and increased very little from the 2009 level. The market is poised to grow 4-5% in 2011-2013. Weaker year for non-pharmacy market According to PMR estimates,

Clothing and footwear retail market in Poland rose by 4.6% in 2010 – favourabl …

The level of economic growth in 2010 was higher than one year earlier and this situation positively influenced growth on the clothing and footwear retail market in Poland. Despite the still sensed climate of the crisis and difficult period for the country, the clothing and footwear industry noted an increase in sales, compared with a small decline observed in the previous year. According to estimates presented in the latest

Shopping centre market in Central Europe expected to grow by half until 2013

Around 6 million m2 of new GLA is planned to be completed in Central European countries through to 2013. Most of the shopping centres openings will occur from 2012. The investment plan could absorb over €11bn, according to the PMR report “Shopping centres in Central Europe 2011. Market analysis and development forecasts for 2011-2013”. Bulgaria and Romania increased most dynamically in terms of shopping centre GLA over the last three

Growing importance of portable computers in Polish enterprises

Big companies in Poland increasingly use portable computers, whose share in the total number of computers used constantly grows. Over the last few years, replacement cycles of hardware in large enterprises in Poland have remained almost unchanged. Large companies in Poland are fully equipped with basic devices, including printers, servers and routers. Desktops, used by 96% of enterprises, are supplemented with notebooks (96%) and netbooks (56%). 80% of companies use

Ukrainian IT market worth €1bn

Ukrainian IT market increased by approx. 30% last year. In Euro terms its value crossed €1bn, which is comparable with the level recorded in 2005 and it represents a half of the value from 2007. In 2010 IT products and services sales bounced back. Ukraine got some economic recovery after the financial crisis and political stability after the presidential and local elections. According to the latest report by the research
07-21-2011 | Health & Medicine
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Pharmaceutical distribution in Central Europe in 2011: liberalisation of non-pha …

Pharmaceutical distribution has been liberalised further in Central Europe in 2011, with Bulgaria making the online sale of medicines legal in March. Non-pharmacy sale of OTC medicines may be still allowed in 2011 in Slovakia, which quite recently, i.e. in December 2009, liberalised online sale of pharmaceuticals. Conversely, Hungary and Romania have introduced more restrictive rules on the opening of new pharmacies, according to the latest report from PMR, a
04-06-2011 | Health & Medicine
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Polish pharmaceutical market: modest growth expected between 2011 and 2013

According to the latest PMR Publications’ report “Pharmaceutical and healthcare market in Poland 2011”, the pharmaceutical market in Poland will be worth PLN 30.9bn (€8bn) in 2011 in final prices, 4% more than a year earlier. The increase in OTC sales will exceed that of the disappointing year 2010, but this will not counterbalance the weak sales of reimbursed drugs. The sales of the latter might be at their most
03-25-2011 | Health & Medicine
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Pharmaceutical companies to invest at least 1bn euro in Russia

Because of Pharma 2020 programme regulations, designed to support local production, an increasing number of pharmaceutical companies are deciding to open their production facilities in the country. The total amount invested by pharmaceutical manufacturers in Russia could reach at least €1bn, according to estimates included in the latest report from PMR, a research and consulting company, entitled Generic and innovative drugs market in Russia and Ukraine 2011. Strong support for

55bn euro on power projects in Poland until 2025

Investment projects planned by the major power enterprises in Poland provide for the development of units with a combined capacity of 30,000 MW. However, up to 50% of the projects stand a chance of being implemented. In terms of value, nuclear power units are at the helm, overtaking coal-fired units, which are losing popularity, and gas units that are rising to power. Within the renewable energy segment, biomass-fired units have

Construction in Slovakia set to resume growth

Over the past two years, Slovak construction has been lacerated by the economic crisis. The reduction in purchasing power, the low level of business confidence, high unemployment and a scarcity of capital discouraged construction projects in the country in 2009 and 2010. Another negative factors which affected the Slovak construction industry in 2009-2010 were: o insufficient demand for construction, particularly in the subgroup of building construction o limited funding for construction, reduced access to

Polish cosmetics buyers‘ preferences – findings of a survey

Women choose specialist channels rather than general grocery stores when purchasing cosmetics and are more likely to shop specifically for cosmetics. Men, on the other hand, more often buy such items along with the large weekly shopping for the household. These are some of the findings of a consumer survey included in the latest PMR report “Retail market of cosmetics in Poland 2011. Market analysis and development forecasts for 2011–2013”. The

Challenging year ahead for the Czech construction industry

The Czech construction industry has been severely hit by the wider economic crisis experienced in 2009 and 2010. In 2009, gross domestic product contracted by more than 4%, and unemployment rose to more than 8% from 5.5% a year before. Fortunately, the economy began to recover in 2010, but the overall downturn has had an adverse effect on the construction industry. Construction output in the Czech Republic declined by 0.9%

Romanian telecoms market waiting for growth

The telecommunications market in Romania is recovering after the sharp decline experienced in 2009. Although the cumulative value of revenues of telecom operators also dropped last year, the negative dynamics were not that significant. The key question now is whether the market is able to grow this year. According to preliminary data from the latest report by the research company PMR, the value of the telecommunications market in Romania decreased
06-18-2010 | Health & Medicine
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Private healthcare market in Poland worth PLN 28bn in 2009

In 2009 the Polish private healthcare market was worth PLN 27.9bn (€6.4bn), up by ca. 8% on 2008, according to the latest report by PMR, a research and consulting company, entitled “Private healthcare market in Poland 2010. Development forecasts for 2010-2012”. Private healthcare market comprises payments for drugs and medical equipment directly from patients’ pockets, cost of rehabilitation, diagnostic tests and doctor’s appointments covered directly from patients’ pockets, subscriptions offered

Telecommunications market in Poland will grow to PLN 40bn in 2008

According do research and consulting company PMR the value of the Polish telecommunications services market will exceed PLN 40bn. The dominating trends lead to the sector more closely resembling the mature markets of Western Europe. The telecommunications services market in Poland has entered the maturity phase. The increases in value noted in the previous three years were only minimal, 2-5% annually. Despite a forecast increased dynamic in 2008 compared with 2007,