The trade deficit in Moldova widened 42.4 percent year-on-year to USD 281.5 million in October of 2018 from USD 197.7 million in the same month a year earlier. Imports increased 16 percent to USD 540.5 million while exports dropped 3.5 percent to USD 259 million. Considering the January to October period, the trade shortfall rose 26.1 percent to USD 2,502.9 million from USD 1,984.9 million in the same period of 2017. Balance of Trade in Moldova averaged -203.51 USD Million from 2005 until 2018, reaching an all time high of -40.40 USD Million in January of 2005 and a record low of -350.20 USD Million in December of 2013.

Balance of Trade in Moldova is expected to be -210.00 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 -265.37 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Moldova Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -197.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-07 08:40 AM Balance of Trade $-269.5M $-244.8M $-247M
2018-10-09 08:35 AM Balance of Trade $-265.4M $-269.5M $-254M
2018-11-09 10:00 AM Balance of Trade $-266.6M $-265.4M $ -212M
2018-12-10 10:00 AM Balance of Trade $-281.5M $-266.6M $-259M
2019-01-10 11:00 AM Balance of Trade $-281.5M
2019-02-15 12:00 PM Balance of Trade $ -210M
2019-03-29 03:00 PM Balance of Trade


Moldova Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -281.50 -266.60 -40.40 -350.20 USD Million [+]
Current Account -282.10 -199.63 41.39 -307.62 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -7.60 -4.20 -1.20 -19.70 percent [+]
Imports 540.50 473.90 554.90 111.10 USD Million [+]
Exports 259.00 207.30 272.10 61.90 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -244.15 -263.23 448.87 -336.86 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.47 0.02 2.58 0.00 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 46234.00 44145.00 46234.00 11226.00 [+]
Remittances 211.78 213.37 316.09 0.02 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 20.66 107.81 244.77 -21.37 USD Million [+]
External Debt 7079.14 7204.68 7204.68 1678.25 USD Million [+]

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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. . This page provides - Moldova Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Moldova Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-281.50 -266.60 -40.40 -350.20 2005 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 277.00 Oct/18
Australia 2316.00 Oct/18
Brazil 4062.09 Nov/18
Canada -1165.20 Oct/18
China 447.40 Nov/18
Euro Area 13141.70 Sep/18
France -4052.00 Oct/18
Germany 18300.00 Oct/18
India -16670.00 Nov/18
Indonesia -1819.90 Oct/18
Italy 1274.37 Sep/18
Japan -449.26 Oct/18
Mexico -2936.00 Oct/18
Netherlands 4850.00 Oct/18
Russia 19697.00 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 162782.00 Jun/18
Singapore 4520.91 Oct/18
South Africa -5549.90 Oct/18
South Korea 5139.00 Nov/18
Spain -3297100.00 Sep/18
Switzerland 2637.00 Oct/18
Turkey -456.10 Oct/18
United Kingdom -3300.00 Oct/18
United States -55488.00 Oct/18


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