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Moldova's Jan-Sep trade gap widens 1.3% y/y - table

Moldova's Jan-Sep trade gap widens 1.3% y/y - table Giurgiulesti port, Moldova

CHISINAU (Moldova), November 15 (SeeNews) - Moldova's trade deficit widened by 1.3% on the year to $2.25 billion (2.04 billion euro) in the first nine months of the year, the country's statistics bureau said on Friday.

Moldova's exports rose 3.4%, while imports increased by 2.3% through September, the statistics office said in a statement.

In September, exports rose by 15.2% on the year to $238.8 million, while imports rose by an annual 5.9% to $501.7 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-Sep y/y change
Exports 2,026.2 +3.4%
Imports 4,272.3 +2.3%
Trade balance -2,246.1 +1.3%

Source: BNS

($= 0.9092 euro)

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