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International accounts of the Republic of Moldova, Quarter III 2015 (preliminary data)



During the first nine months of 2015, the external sector of the Republic of Moldova was marked by the economic downswing recorded by the main CIS partners (Russian Federation and Ukraine), which had a substantial impact on exports, as well as on personal remittances.

 

Table 1. Main macroeconomic indicators of the Republic of MoldovaAll external sector indicators for Q I 2014 – Q III 2015 shown in Table 1 are calculated based on BOP statistics compiled according to BPM6.

All external sector indicators for Q I 2014 – Q II 2015 shown in Table 1 are calculated based on BOP statistics compiled according to BPM6.

 

 

2014

2015

UM

Q I

Q II

Q III

9 months

Q I

Q II

Q III

9 months

Gross domestic product in current prices

MDL million

21,469

26,226

34,027

81,722

24,423

28,527

35,890

88,840

Gross domestic product in current prices

US$ million

1,604

1,918

2,421

5,961

1,357

1,573

1,869

4,816

GDP, physical volume indices

%

103.6

104.2

105.9

104.7

104.8

102.5

96.3

100.5

Period average exchange rate

MDL/USD

13.3875

13.6771

14.0539

13.7086

17.9989

18.1309

19.1982

18.4471

Net lending (+) / net borrowing (-) (current and capital account balance)/ GDP

%

-9.3

-3.3

-3.8

-5.1

-10.2

-6.9

-5.6

-7.3

Compensation of employees and personal transfers / GDP

%

26.8

29.6

25.1

26.9

25.3

26.2

21.4

24.0

Foreign direct investment intensity (FDI assets and liabilities / GDP)

%

8.8

0.4

4.0

4.1

10.7

5.4

-0.8

4.5

 

Table 2. Main macroeconomic indicators of international investment position

 

UM

12/31/2011

12/31/2012

12/31/2013

12/31/2014

03/31/2015

06/30/2015

09/30/2015

Net international investment position

US$ million

-4,825.09

-5,085.32

-5,346.05

-5,598.15

-5,543.19

-5,644.46

-5,659.61

Stock of foreign assets / stock of foreign liabilities

%

38.4

41.1

43.0

39.9

38.6

38.1

38.0

Stock of foreign direct investment, liabilities

US$ million

3,261.06

3,466.67

3,620.97

3,613.78

3,484.96

3,548.76

3,473.38

Share of foreign investment in the stock of foreign liabilities

%

41.6

40.1

38.6

38.8

38.6

38.9

38.0

Share of loans (without intercompany loans) in the stock of foreign liabilities

%

32.5

35.0

34.5

32.9

32.3

32.0

32.5

Stock of reserve assets

US$ million

1,965.32

2,515.00

2,820.63

2,156.63

1,752.26

1,787.80

1,769.37

Stock of reserve assets / Average monthly imports of goods and services

month

4.2

5.3

5.6

4.4

3.7

4.1

4.3

 

Table 3. Main macroeconomic indicators of external debt

 

UM

12/31/2011

12/31/2012

12/31/2013

12/31/2014

03/31/2015

06/30/2015

09/30/2015

 Gross external debt

US$ million

5,358.91

6,019.82

6,674.37

6,570.25

6,398.13

6,437.40

6,498.39

Publicly and publicly guaranteed external debt

US$ million

1,521.35

1,762.57

1,774.92

1,731.05

1,651.93

1,685.18

1,716.31

Long-term external debt

US$ million

3,531.01

4,072.53

4,302.82

4,132.41

3,958.85

3,971.39

4,001.31

Share of publicly and publicly guaranteed external debt in gross external debt

%

28.4

29.3

26.6

26.3

25.8

26.2

26.4

Share of long-term external debt in gross external debt

%

65.9

67.7

64.5

62.9

61.9

61.7

61.6

Share of international organizations and foreign governments (creditors)

in the external debt in the form of loans and SDR allocations

%

47.4

48.0

44.9

43.7

42.9

43.1

43.1

Stock of reserve assets / Short-term external debt

%

107.5

129.2

118.9

88.5

71.8

72.5

70.9

 

Details on international accounts evolution (balance of payments, international investment position and external debt) can be found in analytical materials published on the official website of NBM:

International accounts for Quarter III 2015 (preliminary data) – all analytical comments

- Balance of payments for Quarter III 2015 (preliminary data)

- International investment position at the end of Quarter III 2015 (preliminary data)

- External debt at the end of Quarter III 2015 (preliminary data) 

 

Balance of payments data calculated according to BPM6 can be downloaded here:

Balance of payments (BPM6)

Statistical series on balance of payments (starting from 1995), international investment position (from 1998), and external debt (from 2000) can be found on the official website of NBM:

Balance of payments

International investment position

External debt

All external sector indicators for Q I 2014 – Q II 2015 shown in Table 1 are calculated based on BOP statistics compiled according to BPM6.

All external sector indicators for Q I 2014 – Q I 2015 shown in Table 1 are calculated based on BOP statistics compiled according to BPM6.

 

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