Non-residents’ direct investment in Romania totalled EUR 2,883 million, up by EUR 761 million over the level recorded in the period January-November 2014, National Bank of Romania (BNR) estimates show on Wednesday.
Of which equity (including estimated net reinvestment of earnings) amounted to EUR 2,973 million and intercompany lending recorded a net negative value of EUR 90 million.
The same central bank data reveal that at end- November 2015, the balance-of-payments current account posted a deficit of EUR 1,009 million, as compared with EUR 440 million in the same year-ago period, amid the widening of the primary income and goods deficits (by EUR 1,322 million and EUR 912 million, respectively.
Long-term external debt during January -November 2015 stood at EUR 71,581 million (78.5 percent of total external debt), down 5.6 percent from end-2014.
At the same time, the short-term external debt at end-November 2015 amounted to EUR 19,620 million (21.5 percent of total external debt), up 3.7 percent from end-2014.
In the period under review, total external debt declined by EUR 3,543 million.
Long-term external debt service ratio ran at 35.6 percent in the first 11 months of last year compared to 38.6 percent y-o-y. Also, goods and services import cover stood at 6.4 months, as compared with 6.8 months at end-2014.