Imports to Moldova in January-May 2019, increased by 3.8%, reaching $2 billion 362.2 million versus the same period of 2018

Imports to Moldova in January-May 2019, increased by 3.8%, reaching $2 billion 362.2 million versus the same period of 2018

As InfoMarket was informed in the National Bureau of Statistics, the majority of goods were imported into the country by road - 83.1% of the total. Railway transport accounted for 4.7% of total imports, air transport 2.5%, sea transport 2.2%, mail dispatches 0.2%, and fixed transport installations (gas pipelines, power grids) 6.7% of the total imports. In particular, the volume of imports to Moldova of products from the EU in the first 5 months of 2019, compared with the same period in 2018, increased by 1.3% - to $1 billion 165 million, from the CIS countries - grew by 12.4 % - up to $599.1 million. Imports of goods from other countries increased by 0.9% - to $598.1 million. The share of EU countries in total Moldovan imports decreased from 50.53% to 49.32%, the share of CIS countries increased from 23.42% to 25.36%, while the share of other states decreased from 26.05% to 25.32%. According to the NBS, in January-May 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, imports from the following countries increased: Russia (+ 8.9%), Ukraine (+ 9.7%), Romania (+5, 5%), Turkey (+ 11.7%), Belarus (+ 35.5%), Czech Republic (+ 34.7%), Italy (+ 3%), Germany (+ 1.8%), Vietnam (+ 21.4%), Kazakhstan (3.2 times), Slovakia (+ 22.8%), Switzerland (+ 19.2%), Uzbekistan (2.2 times), Turkmenistan (2166.6 times), India (+ 14.6%), Egypt (+ 47.1%), Morocco (1.7 times), Lithuania (+ 25.5%), the Faroe Islands (3.3 times), Croatia (in 2 times), Finland (+ 23%), Ecuador (+ 13.2%), Pakistan (+ 49.2%), Slovenia (+ 9.4%), Spain (+ 2.1%), Taiwan (+ 8%), Malaysia (+ 14.4%), North Macedonia (+ 20.5%), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2 times), Portugal (+ 8.1%), Tunisia (1.5 times), Sweden (+ 4.3%). At the same time, imports to Moldova from the following countries decreased: from Austria (-17.5%), Bulgaria (-28%), Japan (-23.6%), Hungary (-9.4%), China (-2%), USA (-8.9%), France (-3.8%), Serbia (-22.7%), Poland (-2.6%), Israel (-20.9%), Brazil (-28.2%), Denmark (-21.3%), Belgium (-7.2%), Holland (-4.5%), Iceland (-24.7%), Mexico (-29.8%), Greece (-8.6%), South Korea (-4.9%), Bangladesh (-14%), Great Britain (-2.7%), Canada (-23.2%), South Africa (-28.9 %). // 15.07.2019 - InfoMarket.

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