SKOPJE (Macedonia), September 11 (SeeNews) – Macedonia’s preliminary current account deficit halved to 106.08 million euro ($154.9 million) in the second quarter of 2009 from a revised gap of 210.14 million euro a year earlier, central bank data indicated on Friday.
In June alone, the preliminary current account deficit was slashed to 19.21 million euro from a revised gap of 100.96 million euro a year earlier, the bank said.
Macedonia’s revised current account deficit widened to 329.23 million euro in the first quarter of 2009 from a gap of 173 million euro a year earlier, the central bank said earlier.
Details follow (in millions of euro):
|Macedonia's current account
|Capital and financial account
|Direct investments (net)
|Portfolio investments (net)
|Other investments (net)
|Gross reserve assets
NOTE: Macedonia's central bank publishes monthly, quarterly and annual figures for the country's balance of payments. Data can be revised until it is included in the annual report.
($ = 0.6846 euro)