Moldova’s trade deficit widened sharply to USD 361.7 million in May of 2021, from USD 173.7 in the same month of the previous year. Imports surged 71 percent year-on-year to USD 563.4 million, underpinned by a 75.8 percent increase in purchases from EU countries and a 56.3 percent hike in imports from CIS countries. Meanwhile, exports went up a slower 29.5 percent to USD 201.7 million, led by a 56.6 percent rise in sales to EU countries, while sales to CIS countries fell 10.7 percent. source: National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova

Balance of Trade in Moldova averaged -211.92 USD Million from 2005 until 2021, reaching an all time high of -40.40 USD Million in January of 2005 and a record low of -371 USD Million in March of 2021. This page provides - Moldova Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Moldova Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2021.

Balance of Trade in Moldova is expected to be -280.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Moldova to stand at -280.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Moldova Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -280.00 USD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Moldova Balance of Trade

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-361.70 -343.90 -40.40 -371.00 2005 - 2021 USD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-15 07:00 AM Feb $-294.5M $-203.1M
2021-05-17 07:00 AM Mar $-343.0M $-294.5M
2021-06-15 07:00 AM Apr $-342.9M $-371.0M $-280M
2021-07-15 07:00 AM Mai $-361.7M $-343.9M
2021-08-17 07:00 AM Jun $-361.7M
2021-09-15 07:00 AM Jul
2021-10-15 07:00 AM Aug
2021-11-17 08:00 AM Sep $ -280M


News Stream
Moldova Trade Deficit More than Doubles in May
Moldova’s trade deficit widened sharply to USD 361.7 million in May of 2021, from USD 173.7 in the same month of the previous year. Imports surged 71 percent year-on-year to USD 563.4 million, underpinned by a 75.8 percent increase in purchases from EU countries and a 56.3 percent hike in imports from CIS countries. Meanwhile, exports went up a slower 29.5 percent to USD 201.7 million, led by a 56.6 percent rise in sales to EU countries, while sales to CIS countries fell 10.7 percent.
2021-07-15
Moldova Trade Deficit Widens in February
Moldova's trade gap widened to USD 294.5 million in February of 2021 from USD 239.5 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Exports fell 7.5 percent from a year earlier to USD 227.0 million, while imports jumped 7.6 to USD 521.5 million.
2021-04-15
Moldova Trade Gap Widens in January
Moldova's trade gap widened to USD 203.1 million in January of 2021 from USD 160.3 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Exports fell 9.5 percent from a year earlier to USD 198.6 million, while imports increased 5.8 to USD 401.7 million.
2021-03-18
Moldova Trade Gap Widens in December
Moldova's trade gap widened to USD 348.9 million in December of 2020 from USD 321.4 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Exports were little changed from a year earlier at USD 218.3 million while imports rose 5.1 percent to USD 567.2 million. Considering full 2020, the country's trade gap narrowed to USD 2930.5 million from USD 3063.3 million, as exports tumbled 10.6 percent and imports declined 7.3 percent as global trade was disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-02-17

Moldova Balance of Trade
Moldova’s trade deficit accounts for around 40 percent of GDP as remittances fuel imports of household goods. Moldova mostly exports textiles, vegetables and fruit, beverages and electrical machinery. Moldova’s main imports are petroleum, natural gas, textile yarn, pharmaceutical products and machinery. Moldova’s main trading partners are Russia, Romania, the Ukraine, Italy, Germany, Turkey and Belarus. .