DESCARCĂ APLICAȚIA: iTunes app Android app on Google Play Windows Phone Store

Current account deficit, up 38.15pct, to 5.135 bln euro, six months into 2019


The balance-of-payments current account posted a deficit of 5.135 billion euro, in the first six months of this year, compared with last year's 3.717 billion euro, up 38, 15 pct, shows a press release of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) submitted to AGERPRES on Tuesday. 

Structurally, the balance of goods recorded a deficit by 1.486 billion euro higher, the balance of services registered a surplus by 104 million euro higher, the balance of primary incomes registered a deficit by 204 million euro lower, and the balance of secondary incomes recorded a surplus by 240 million euro lower. 

Between January and June 2019, the total external debt increased by 4.254 billion euro. Long-term external debt totaled 70.361 billion euro, as of June 30, 2019 (67.9 pct of total external debt), up 3.5 pct compared to December 31, 2018. The short-term external debt registered a level of 33,310. billion euro (32.1 pct of total foreign debt), up 5.9 pct as of December 31, 2018. 

Long-term external debt service ratio ran at at 19.2 pct in the period January - June 2019, against 21.2 pct in 2018.At end-June 2019, goods and services import cover stood at 4.6 months, as compared with 4.9 months at end-2018. 

At end-June 2019, the ratio of the National Bank of Romania's foreign exchange reserves to short-term external debt by remaining maturity came in at 73 pct, compared with 74.3 pct at end-2018.


Fii la curent cu cele mai noi stiri.

Urmărește pe Facebook


Help your friends know more about Romania!

Share this article on Facebook

Share this article!


Nu uitaţi să daţi "Like". În felul acesta nu veţi rata cele mai importante ştiri.