Romania’s currency, RON, depreciated for the fifth day in a row against the European single currency on Wednesday, the exchange rate rising by 0.1 percent to 4.6647/EUR, the highest level since March 23 and close to all-time low, National Bank of Romania (BNR) data show.
On Tuesday, the reference exchange rate was RON 4.6587/EUR. US dollar gained 0.5 percent to 3.9701 RON.
Romania’s currency, which reached the all-time low of 4.6679/EUR on January 23, 2018, is expected to weaken by one percent versus the euro over the next year, according to a Reuters poll of 36 analysts.
The RON is considered more tightly managed by the central bank than its regional peers, which it has outperformed this year.
Analysts point out that inflation in Romania is the highest in the region and “mounting imbalances” in the budget and external positions could weigh on the RON.