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Moldova's Jan-Oct trade gap widens 20.9% - table

Moldova's Jan-Oct trade gap widens 20.9% - table Giurgiulesti port, Moldova

CHISINAU (Moldova), December 7 (SeeNews) - Moldova's trade deficit increased by 20.9% year-on-year to $1.98 billion (1.67 billion euro) in the first ten months of 2017, the country's statistical bureau, BNS, said on Thursday.

Moldova's exports rose 17.5% on the year to $1.92 billion in the January-October period, while imports totalled $3.9 billion, up 19.2%.

In October alone, Moldova's exports rose 33.6% on the year to $268.2 million, whereas imports increased 22.5% to $465.9 million.

Moldova's trade deficit decreased 2.2% to $1.97 billion last year.

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

  Jan-Oct 2017 y/y change
Exports 1,920.0 +17.5%
Imports 3,904.7 +19.2%
Trade balance -1,984.7 +20.9%

Source: BNS

($ = 0.8457 euro)

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