Moldova eyes export rise by over 18 per cent. EU stands main trading partner

Moldova's export rose by over 18 per cent last year, compared with 2016 and valued $2.4 billion, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. 

European Union continues to be Moldova's main trading partner while receiving 65 per cent of Moldova's export goods. 

The value of goods shipped to the EU was $ 1.6 billion, up 20 percent from 2016. And CIS countries reached $ 462 million worth of products.

Exports tripled in Serbia and doubled in countries as Saudi Arabia, Canada, Cyprus and Turkey. Foodstuffs, tobacco and manufactures are the main goods delivered by Moldova.

Imports grew by 20 percent and reached 4.8 billion dollars. The value of goods brought from the EU was $ 2.4 billion, and $ 1.2-billion-dollars goods were imported from the CIS.

Last year, imports from Ukraine, the United States, Japan, Greece and Slovakia increased by more than 30 percent. Moldova imported mostly fuel, cars and transport equipment.

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