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Moldova's Jan-Aug trade gap widens 2% y/y - table

Moldova's Jan-Aug trade gap widens 2% y/y - table Giurgiulesti port, Moldova

CHISINAU (Moldova), October 15 (SeeNews) - Moldova's trade deficit widened by 2% on the year to $1.787 billion (1.623 billion euro) in the first eight months of the year, the country's statistics bureau said on Tuesday.

Moldova's exports rose 2%, while imports increased by 1.8% through August, the statistics office said in a statement.

In August, exports fell by 5.8% on the year to $206 million, while imports fell by an annual 3.4% to $464.4 million.

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-August y/y change
Exports 1,787.6 +2.0%
Imports 3,370.7 +1.8%
Trade balance -1,983.1 +1.6%

Source: BNS

($= 0.9042 euro)

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