The trade deficit in Moldova shrank to USD 270.9 million in May of 2019 from USD 282.6 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Exports fell 5.6 percent from a year earlier to an eight-month low of USD 210.6 million, mainly due to lower shipments to CIS countries (-10 percent) and European Union countries (-7.9 percent) while sales to other countries climbed 8.5 percent. Meanwhile, imports decreased at a softer 4.8 percent to USD 481.5 million, dragged by purchases from both CIS countries (-7.9 percent) and European Union countries (-5.4 percent). Balance of Trade in Moldova averaged -205.43 USD Million from 2005 until 2019, 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 -270.00 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 -222.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Moldova Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -280.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-15 07:00 AM Balance of Trade $-217.9M $-138.2M $-200M
2019-05-15 10:00 AM Balance of Trade $-276.2M $-217.9M $-310M
2019-06-14 07:00 AM Balance of Trade $-299.6M $-276.2M $-260M
2019-07-15 07:00 AM Balance of Trade $-270.9M $-299.6M $-290M
2019-08-15 07:00 AM Balance of Trade $-270.9M $-240M
2019-09-16 07:00 AM Balance of Trade $-260M
2019-10-15 07:00 AM Balance of Trade $-280M


Moldova Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -270.90 -299.60 -40.40 -350.20 USD Million [+]
Current Account -242.01 -345.16 41.39 -345.16 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -9.90 -7.60 -1.20 -19.70 percent [+]
Imports 481.50 515.40 554.90 111.10 USD Million [+]
Exports 210.60 215.80 272.10 61.90 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -285.08 -352.07 448.87 -352.07 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.23 0.47 2.58 0.00 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 31008.00 42726.00 46234.00 11226.00 [+]
Remittances 229.39 227.16 316.09 0.02 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 51.02 45.68 244.77 -21.37 USD Million [+]
External Debt 7234.15 7302.02 7302.02 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 July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-270.90 -299.60 -40.40 -350.20 2005 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 1373.00 May/19
Australia 5745.00 May/19
Brazil 5020.00 Jun/19
Canada 762.30 May/19
China 509.76 Jun/19
Euro Area 23033.60 May/19
France -3278.00 May/19
Germany 20600.00 May/19
India -15280.00 Jun/19
Indonesia 196.00 Jun/19
Italy 5347.00 May/19
Japan 589.50 Jun/19
Mexico 1030.71 May/19
Netherlands 5579.00 May/19
Russia 11823.00 May/19
Saudi Arabia 131636.00 Mar/19
Singapore 2447.29 Jun/19
South Africa 1737.21 May/19
South Korea 4168.00 Jun/19
Spain -1605300.00 Apr/19
Switzerland 3300.00 Jun/19
Turkey -1837.83 May/19
United Kingdom -2324.00 May/19
United States -55520.00 May/19


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