Romania’s commercial deficit up 13.4 pct in H1 2015

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In the first half of 2015, the import-export commercial deficit was of EUR 3.3 billion, EUR 441.1 million higher year on year, shows data from the National Institute of Statistics.

 

During this period, exports amounted to over EUR 27 billion (up 5.9 percent) and imports amounted to EUR 30.3 billion (up 6.9 percent).

In June 2015, exports amounted to EUR 4.8 billion and imports reached EUR 5.5 billion, a commercial deficit of EUR 719.9 million being registered. Against May 2015, exports increased by 6.3 percent and imports increased by 9.0 percent.

During the first half of the year, the intra‐community trade of goods (Intra‐EU28) amounted to EUR 19.8 billion for dispatches and to EUR 23.3 billion for arrivals, representing 73.6 percent of the total exports and 76.9 percent of the total imports.

Extra‐community trade of goods (Extra‐EU28) amounted to 7.1 billion EUR for exports and to EUR 6.99 billion for imports, representing 26.4 percent of the total exports and 23.1 percent of the total imports.

During this period, important weights in the structure of exports and imports were represented by the following groups of goods: transport of equipment and vehicles (44.6 percent for export and 36.7 percent for import) and other manufactured goods (33.2 percent for export and 31.5 percent for import, respectively).

Natalia Martian

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