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Graphical analysis of money transfers from abroad in favour of individuals, July 2020



In July 2020, the total amount of net money transfers from abroad made in favour of individuals via licensed banks of the Republic of Moldova amounted to US$ 148.80 million (increasing by 29.5% as against July 2019).


Chart no. 1
Structure of net transfers of funds from abroad in favour of individuals by geographic areas July 2020 (%)

According to geographical provenance, the transfers in favour of individual are coming from the following three areas: the EU-27 (45.3 percent), CIS (16.4 percent) and the rest of the world (38.3 percent).

The transfers from the EU to individuals amounted to USD 67.41 million in July 2020, increasing by 26.5 percent compared to July 2019. This indicator is affected by Brexit, as the result of the United Kington's exit from the EU, the volume of EU transfers was lower by USD 11.24 million in July 2020. Thus, there is registered an increase of 47.9 percent compared with the volume of transfers from the EU in July 2019 and excluding those from the United Kingdom. At the same time, the Brexit led to a significant increase in the total share of transfers from other states by 8.7 percentage points.

As regards the distribution by countries of money transfers from abroad in favour of individuals, it should be mentioned the transfers from Israel with a share of 18.7  percent (USD 27.81 million) of  total transfers increasing by 41.5 percent as compared to July 2019, from Russian Federation with a share of 15.1 percent (USD 22.40 million) of the total transfers decreasing by 14.6 percent as compared to July 2019,  from Italy with a share of 14.5 percent (USD 21.54 million), from Germany with a share of 9.4 percent (USD 13.94 million), from the United Kingdom and Nord Ireland with a share of  7.6 percent (USD 11.24 million),  USA - 7.6 percent (USD 11.24 million),  France - 6.4 percent (USD 9.53 million), Republic of Ireland - 2.9 percent (USD 4.32 million), Romania - 1.7 percent (USD 2.60 million), Spain - 1.6 percent (USD 2.33 million), Czech Republic - 1.3 percent (USD 2.00 million), Portugal - 1.3 percent (USD 1.98 million), Turkey - 1.0 percent (USD 1.53 million), Poland - 0.8 percent (USD 1.20 million), Other countries - 10.1 percent (USD 15.14 million).


Chart no. 2
Currency structure of money transfers from abroad via money transfers systems in favour of individuals (%) July 2020

In the currency structure of transfers from abroad via money transfers systems in favour of individuals, transfers made in EUR - 62.4% (up by 8.8 p.p compared to July 2019), followed by transfers in USD dollars - 36.2% (down by 5.6 p.p) and those in RUB - 1.4% (down by 3.2 p.p).


During January – July 2020, the volume of total banking transfers from abroad in favour of individuals of the Republic of Moldova was USD 794.95 million, by 13.0 percent more than the same period last year ( USD 703.37 million).

Chart no. 3
Money transfers from abroad made in favour of individuals, in monthly dynamics, 2018 – July 2020 (US$ million.)

 

In July 2020, compared with the same period of the previous year, the currencies exchange rate fluctuations against the U.S. dollar contributed with 3.0 percentage points to the increase in transfers from abroad in favour of individuals,while the actual increase in transfers was 26.5 percent (eliminating the exchange rate effect by recalculating the amounts at the exchange rate for the respective period of the previous year).

Chart no. 4
The evolution of USD/EUR and USD/RUB exchange rate impact on transfers in July 2020 years (US$ mil.)

 

Chart no. 5
The evolution of USD/EUR and USD/RUB exchange rate impact on transfers in 2019 years (US$ mil.)

 

Chart no. 6
The evolution of USD/EUR and USD/RUB exchange rate impact on transfers in 2018 years (US$ mil.)

 

NOTE:

The National Bank of Moldova notes that money transfers from abroad in favour of individuals via banks do not consist solely of remittances of Moldovan citizens working abroad, but also include unilateral transfers such as:

  1. local transfers, including salary transfers in favour of resident individuals from non-residents representatives (representative offices of international financial institutions, international organisations, and representations of foreign economic agents) in the Republic of Moldova (0.8 percent of total transfers);
  2. transfers in favour of non-residents who are temporarily in the Republic of Moldova (0.2 percent of total transfers via MTS);
  3. pensions (social and maintenance) and benefits (0.9 percent of total transfers).

Money transfers from abroad in favour of individuals through Moldovan banks also include transfers of individuals made via postal offices of the State Enterprise "Poşta Moldovei" (settled through banks), both via MTS and money orders.

Note that this indicator does not include:
  a) international transfers to individuals made via SWIFT payment system with an investment purpose (with significant values), which amounted in the July 2020 to USD 1.65 million;
  b) international transfers via SWIFT payment system to non-resident individuals, clients of licensed Moldovan banks;
  c) transfers made via so-called banks in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova.


Statistical series on money transfers from abroad made in favour of individuals via banks and SE "Poşta Moldovei", as well as their currency structure, can be found on the official website of the National Bank of Moldova at:


Statistical series on money transfers from abroad made in favour of individuals via banks and SE "Poşta Moldovei", as well as their currency structure, can be found on the official website of the National Bank of Moldova at:

 

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