Romania's trade deficit widened to EUR 1.63 billion in April 2020 from EUR 1.39 billion in the same month the previous year. Exports plunged 47 percent from a year earlier to EUR 2.93 billion, while imports tumbled 34 percent to EUR 4.57 billion. Considering the first four months of the year, the trade gap rose to EUR 6.09 billion from EUR 5.11 billion in the corresponding period of 2019.

Balance of Trade in Romania averaged -676.31 EUR Million from 1992 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 137.60 EUR Million in February of 1996 and a record low of -2542.10 EUR Million in September of 2008. This page provides - Romania Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Romania Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Institutul National de Statistica

Balance of Trade in Romania is expected to be -1000.00 EUR 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 Romania to stand at -1650.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Romania Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -1620.00 EUR Million in 2021 and -1800.00 EUR Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Romania Balance of Trade

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1633.00 -1858.30 137.60 -2542.10 1992 - 2020 EUR Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-11 07:00 AM Jan €-1.323B €-1.769B €-1.2B
2020-04-09 06:00 AM Feb €-1.277B €-1.320B €-1.23B
2020-05-11 06:00 AM Mar €-1.855M €-1.282B € -1.4B
2020-06-09 06:00 AM Apr €-1.633M €-1.858M € -1.4B
2020-07-10 06:00 AM May €-1.633B € -1.7B
2020-08-10 06:00 AM Jun € -0.4B
2020-09-09 06:00 AM Jul
2020-10-09 06:00 AM Aug


News Stream
Romanian Trade Gap Smallest in 9 Months
Romanian trade deficit narrowed to EUR 1.13 billion in June 2019 from EUR 1.30 billion in the same month the previous year. It was the smallest trade gap since September last year, as imports fell more than exports. Year-on-year, imports contracted 6.9 percent to EUR 6.69 billion, amid lower purchases from both the EU countries (-6.6 percent) and non-EU countries (-7.7 percent). Meanwhile, exports dropped by 5.5 percent to EUR 5.56 billion, as sales fell from both the EU countries (-6 percent) and non-EU countries (-3.9 percent). Considering the first six months of 2019, the trade gap widened to EUR 7.7 billion from EUR 6.3 billion in the corresponding period the prior year.
2019-08-09
Romanian Trade Gap Largest in 5 Months
Romanian trade deficit widened to EUR 1.48 billion in May 2019 from EUR 1.27 billion in the same month the previous year. It was the largest trade gap since December, as imports jumped 8.5 percent to EUR 7.75 billion, as purchases rose from both the EU (10 percent) and non EU countries (4.4 percent). Meanwhile, exports increased at a softer 6.8 percent to EUR 6.27 billion, with sales growing from both the EU (6.1 percent) and countries outside the EU (9.1 percent).
2019-07-10

Romania Balance of Trade
Romania exports mostly machinery and transport equipment, raw materials, and miscellaneous manufactured articles like textiles and footwear. Romania imports machinery and transport equipment, raw materials, chemicals and fuels. More than 70% of exports and imports are with other European Union members with Italy, Germany and France being the most important.