Moldovan exports in Q1 2019 grew by 8.1%, versus the same period of 2018, reaching $733 million
As InfoMarket was informed by the National Bureau of Statistics, the export of domestic goods in the first 3 months of 2019 amounted to about $.3 million (71.3% of the total), increasing by 12.6% versus the same period of the previous of the year. At the same time, the re-export of goods in January-March 2019 amounted to about $210.7 million (28.7% of the total), which is 1.8% less than the figure for the same period in 2018. At the same time, the re-export of goods after recycling (clothing, shoes, parts of shoes, chairs, wiring and cable, other products for the automotive industry, peeled nuts, chairs and other furniture, suitcases, textile products, toys, etc.) amounted to 21.3% of total exports and the classic re-export of foreign goods (drugs, cigarettes, wine distillates, whiskey, gin, vodka, liqueurs, pi of fuel, fabrics, knitted products, essential oils, perfumes, cosmetic products, vehicles, furniture, etc.) - 7.4%. According to the NBS, for the export of goods abroad during this period motor transport was used most often - 84.9% of the total, followed by sea transport - 8.2%, rail - 5.4%, air - 1.4% and postage - 0.1%. In general, Moldovan exports to the EU countries in the first quarter of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, increased by 3.6% to $470.8 million, and to the CIS countries decreased by 10.1% to $102.2 million, and to other countries - increased by 45.6% - to $160 million. The share of EU countries in the total volume of Moldovan exports decreased from 67.03% to 64.23%, the share of CIS countries decreased from 16.76% to 13.94%, while the share of other countries increased from 16.21% to 21.83%. At the same time, in January-March 2019, in comparison with the same period of 2018, Moldova increased exports to Turkey (2.3 times), Romania (+ 17.8%), Syria (61.3 times), Poland (+ 17.9%), Cyprus (5.6 times), Germany (+ 5%), Indonesia (2.6 times), Italy (+ 3%), Afghanistan (73.7 times), the Czech Republic (+ 23.7%), Canada (3.3 times), Israel (3.4 times), Switzerland (+ 8.2%), Egypt (7.1 times), South Africa ( 3.1 times), Brazil (25,931.7 times), Malaysia (+ 32.6%). At the same time, the volume of Moldovan exports to the following countries decreased: UK (-54.2%), the United Arab Emirates (-93.5%), Belarus (-17.8%), Austria (-33.7%), Bulgaria (-21 , 5%), France (-20.3%), Greece (-23.1%), Ukraine (-10.4%), Russia (-3.4%), Kazakhstan (-55.4%), Georgia (-26.8%), Lebanon (-39.5%), Slovakia (-30.7%), Saudi Arabia (-45.2%), Denmark (-80%), Estonia (-35%) , Lithuania (-13.1%), Iraq (-9.3%). // 15.05.2019 - InfoMarket.