Coface Panorama Focus Adriatic/Balkan Top 50 2013
For the second time, Coface publishes the Adriatic/Balkan Top 50. The companies are ranked based on their turnover in 2012. The total turnover of all the companies surveyed was 41 billion EUR (+5.6%).
Top 3 largest companies in the Adriatic/Balkan region
Compared to 2011, there was no change regarding the Top 3 companies. Although turnover decreased by 2%, Ina d.d., a Croatian oil and gas company ranks first. Number 2 and 3 increased turnover considerably: A plus of 14% was reported by Slovenian retailer Petrol. The Serbian oil and gas company Naftna Industrija Srbije increased trunover from 1.6 billion EUR to almost 2 billion EUR (+21%).
In this year’s study, Croatia ranks first when ranked after number of companies (16 with a turnover of 14.1 billion EUR, +1.5%) – although the 15 Slovenian companies still earned the highest turnover in the region (15.5 billion EUR, +9.5%). 13 companies within the Top 50 are based in Serbia (8.6 billion EUR, +6.8%). There’s no change regarding the number of Macedonian (4) and Bosnian (2) companies. The development of the net profit draws a darker picture: From 2011 to 2012 it decreased slightly (-1.2%) for the whole region. 18 out of the Top 50 companies even reported a net decrease
In 2012, the oil and gas sector reported the highest turnover in the region, followed by energy supply and retail. Whereas 2012 was successful for energy suppliers (+17%), the metal and automative industry had to face a rather sharp decline in turnover (approximately -8% for both sectors).