Moldova’s trade deficit increased to USD 525.8 million in September of 2022 from USD 376.3 million a year earlier, the largest print since records started in 2005. Imports jumped 25.8 percent year-on-year to an all-time high of USD 844.4 million, mainly due to rising energy prices. Purchases were higher from the EU (33.1 percent), CIS countries (21 percent), and other countries (20.6 percent). Meanwhile, exports went up at a softer 8 percent to USD 318.6 million, mainly influenced by a vast increase in sales to CIS countries (158.7 percent), and smaller increase in the sales to EU countries (15.7 percent), while sales to other countries declined (-67.2 percent). source: National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova

Balance of Trade in Moldova averaged -224.58 USD Million from 2005 until 2022, reaching an all time high of -40.40 USD Million in January of 2005 and a record low of -525.80 USD Million in September of 2022. 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 November of 2022.

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. In the long-term, the Moldova Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -280.00 USD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Moldova Balance of Trade



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-10-17 09:00 AM Aug $-450.6M $-422.9M $-450M
2022-11-17 08:00 AM Sep $-525.8M $-450.6M $ -280M
2022-12-15 08:00 AM Oct $-525.8M


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -525.80 -450.60 USD Million Sep 2022
Exports 318.60 329.40 USD Million Sep 2022
Imports 844.40 780.00 USD Million Sep 2022
Tourist Arrivals 37054.00 36089.00 Jun 2022

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. .
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-525.80 -450.60 -40.40 -525.80 2005 - 2022 USD Million Monthly

News Stream
Moldova Trade Deficit Hits Record High
Moldova’s trade deficit increased to USD 525.8 million in September of 2022 from USD 376.3 million a year earlier, the largest print since records started in 2005. Imports jumped 25.8 percent year-on-year to an all-time high of USD 844.4 million, mainly due to rising energy prices. Purchases were higher from the EU (33.1 percent), CIS countries (21 percent), and other countries (20.6 percent). Meanwhile, exports went up at a softer 8 percent to USD 318.6 million, mainly influenced by a vast increase in sales to CIS countries (158.7 percent), and smaller increase in the sales to EU countries (15.7 percent), while sales to other countries declined (-67.2 percent).
2022-11-17
Moldova Trade Deficit Widens in August
Moldova’s trade deficit widened sharply to USD 450.6 million in August of 2022, from USD 338.6 in the corresponding month of the previous year. Exports were up by 39.40 percent year-on-year to USD 329.4 million, underpinned by higher sales to the EU (40.9 percent) and massive increase in sales to CIS countries (169.7 percent), while sales to other countries declined (30.8 percent). Meanwhile, imports jumped 35.7 percent to USD 780 million, led by soaring purchases from EU countries (46.6 percent), imports from other countries (50.9 percent) and a softer rise in purchases from CIS countries (4.3 percent).
2022-10-17