Since the beginning of the year, Moldova has imported food almost equal to its export.
In particular, imports of goods from the Food Products and Live Animals group in January-August 2019 amounted to $ 381.98 million in value terms, an increase of 5.6% compared to the same period of the previous year, at that time as exports of similar Moldovan products amounted to $ 399.3 million, an increase of 3.1%. Analysis shows that for 8 months in 2019, compared with the same period of the previous year, the import of vegetables and fruits into the country grew by 8.7% to $ 106.99 million. The import of grain and products from them increased by 6.6% to $ 54.53 million, of various food products and preparations - increased by 6.5% - up to $ 47.93 million. In January-August this year, were imported dairy products and eggs for almost $ 40.9 million, which is 8.9% more than in the same period a year earlier. Imports of products from the category "Fish, crustaceans, mollusks and aquatic invertebrates" increased by 7.7% to $ 34.59 million. Import of coffee, tea, cocoa, spices and their substitutes decreased by 0.1% to $ 31.71 million, while meat and meat products grew by 9.5% to $ 30.75 million. Import of animal feed decreased by 12.6% to $ 21.52 million, sugar, sugar products, honey - decreased by 3.4% - to $ 9.36 million, and live animals in value terms - grew by 7.4% - up to $ 3.69 million. //29.10.2019 — InfoMarket.