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Trade deficit increases by 5 pct in first four months of 2024

June 20, 2024

  Romania's FOB/CIF trade balance deficit stood at 9.320 billion EUR for the period 1 January - 30 April 2024, 440.1 million EUR higher (+5%) than that recorded in the corresponding period in 2023, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INS) published on Monday.In April 2024, FOB exports totalled 8.290 billion EUR and CIF imports totalled 10.962 billion EUR, resulting in a deficit of 2.672 billion EUR. Compared to April 2023, exports in April 2024 increased by 14.8% while imports increased by 17.8%.In the period from 1 January to 30 April 2024, FOB exports totalled 31.288 billion EUR, up 0.8% on the same period of the previous year, while CIF imports amounted to 40.609 billion EUR, up 1.7%.According to the INS, in the first four months of 2024, important shares in the structure of exports and imports are held by the product groups: machinery and transport equipment (47.2% for exports and 36.1% for imports) and other manufactured products (29.4% for exports and 28.4% for imports).Intra-EU27 trade exchanges in the first four months of the year was 22.736 billion EUR in exports and 29.903 billion EUR in imports, representing 72.7% of total exports and 73.6% of total imports.Extra-EU27 trade exchanges over the same period was 8.551 billion EUR in exports and 10.705 billion EUR in imports, representing 27.3% of total exports and 26.4% of total imports.  

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