INS: Trade deficit, up by almost EUR 170 M in January

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In January 2018, the FOB-CIF commercial deficit was of EUR 775 million, EUR 169.8 million more than in the January 2017, National Institute of Statistics (INS) shows, considering that the exports and imports increased by 15.9 percent and by 17.3 percent year-on-year.

At the same time, the FOB exports amounted to EUR 5422.9 million and the CIF imports amounted to EUR 6197.9 million. Compared to December 2017, the exports increased by 20.7 percent and the imports increased by 1.5 percent in January 2018.

The Intra-EU28 trade of goods amounted to EUR 4146.2 million for dispatches and to EUR 4589.7 million for arrivals, representing 76.5 percent of total exports and 74.1 percent of total imports.

The Extra-EU28 trade of goods amounted to EUR 1276.7 million for exports and to EUR 1608.2 million for imports, representing 23.5 percent of total exports and 25.9 percent of total imports.

At the beginning of this year, important weights in the structure of exports and imports are represented by the following  groups of goods: machinery and transport equipment (48.6 percent for export and 37 percent for import) and other  manufactured goods) (32 percent for export and 30.5 percent for import, respectively). 

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