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Moldova's H1 trade gap widens 1.8% y/y - table

Moldova's H1 trade gap widens 1.8% y/y - table Giurgiulesti port, Moldova

CHISINAU (Moldova), August 16 (SeeNews) - Moldova's trade deficit widened by 1.8% on the year to $1.446 billion (1.293 billion euro) in the first six months of the year, the country's statistics bureau said on Friday.

Moldova's exports rose 3.5%, while imports increased by 2.6% through June, the statistics office said in a statement.

In June, exports fell by 5.5% on the year to 202.3 million euro, while imports fell by an annual 2.9% to 445.5 million euro.

Moldova's trade deficit widened by 27.1% on the year to $3.057 billion in 2018.

Details follow (in millions of U.S. dollars):

  Jan-June y/y change
Exports 1,361.4 +3.5%
Imports 2,807.4 +2.6%
Trade balance -1,446.0 +1.8%

Source: BNS

($= 0.8946 euro)

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