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Deficit of EUR 824 M in medical and pharmaceutical products trade at end-May

Romania registered in the first five months of this year a deficit of EUR 824 million in the trade of medical and pharmaceutical products, National Institute of Stastistics (INS) data show.

During January – May 2017, the exports of medical and pharmaceutical products totaled EUR 328.6 million, up 11.9 percent compared with the same period in 2016, while imports totaled EUR 1.152 billion, down 2.5 percent.

In the first five months of 2017, FOB exports amounted to EUR 25.812 billion, up 11.1 percent year-on-year.

In the mentioned period, CIF imports totaled EUR 30.279 billion and increased by 12 percent compared to the first five months of 2016.

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