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Moldova's Jan-Sep trade gap widens 42% y/y - table

Moldova's Jan-Sep trade gap widens 42% y/y - table Source: Pixabay

CHISINAU (Moldova), November 17 (SeeNews) - Moldova's trade deficit widened by 41.8% on the year to $2.969 billion (2.61 billion euro) in the first nine months of 2021, the country's statistics bureau said on Wednesday.

Moldova's exports were 21.1% higher on the year, while imports rose by an annual 32.4% during January-September the statistics office said in a statement.

In September alone, exports rose 38.9% on the year to $294.9 million, while imports rose 31.7% to $669.7 million.

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

Jan-Sep y/y change
Exports 2,103.3 21.1%
Imports 5,072.7 32.4%
Trade balance -2,969.4 41.8%

Source: BNS

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

($=8804 euro)

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