Trade deficit rises 10.4% in euro in first 7 months
The trade deficit in the January – July 2008 period rose 8.394bn lei (1.199bn euro) compared with the same period in 2007.
The FOB exports in the first 7 months stood at 72.868bn lei (19.936bn euro), and the CIF imports stood at 119.306bn lei (32.639bn euro).
The value of the intra-community exchanges of goods in the January – July 2008 stood at 50.849bn lei (13.910bn euro), representing 69.8% of total exports and 69.1% of total imports.
The FOB-CIF trade deficit rose 22.2% in H1 2008 versus the same period in 2007 at the value expressed in lei and by 11.2% at the value expressed in euro, INS informs.
The FOB-CIF trade deficit stood at 39.538bn lei (10.793bn euro) in H1 2008, up 7.187bn lei (1.092bn euro) versus H1 2007.