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Moldova's Jan-August trade gap widens 44% y/y - table

Moldova's Jan-August trade gap widens 44% y/y - table Source: Pixabay

CHISINAU (Moldova), October 15 (SeeNews) - Moldova's trade deficit widened by 44.3% on the year to $2.594 billion (2.235 billion euro) in the first eight months of 2021, the country's statistics bureau said on Friday.

Moldova's exports rose 18.6%, while imports surged by 32.5% during January-August the statistics office said in a statement.

In August alone, exports rose 44.2% on the year to $236 million, while imports rose 32.7% to $575 million.

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

Jan-July y/y change
Exports 1,808.7 18.6%
Imports 4,403.5 32.5%
Trade balance -2,594.8 44.3%

Source: BNS

Moldova's trade deficit narrowed by 4.3% on the year to $2.930 billion in 2020.

($=0.8618 euro)

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