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Moldova's Jan-Feb trade gap narrows 2.7% y/y - table

Moldova's Jan-Feb trade gap narrows 2.7% y/y - table Giurgiulesti port, Moldova

CHISINAU (Moldova), April 15 (SeeNews) - Moldova's trade deficit narrowed by 2.7% on the year to $356.1 million (315 million euro) in the first two months of the year, the country's statistics bureau said on Monday.

Moldova's exports rose 9.1%, while imports increased by 3.7% through February, the statistics office said in a statement.

In February alone, exports grew 11.9% on the year to 214.4 million euro, while imports rose 7.4% to 459.3 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-Feb y/y change
Exports 475.7 +9.1%
Imports 831.8 +3.7%
Trade balance -356.1 -2.7%

Source: BNS

($=0.8841 euro)