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    1st Monday of the month: 14.00-17.00;
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    3rd Monday of the month: 14.00-17.00;
    Appointment: +373 22 822 608;

  • Ion Sturzu, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Moldova

    4th Monday of the month: 14.00-17.00;
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Annual inflation

The annual rate of inflationAnnual inflation rate represents the increase of consumer prices during a month this year compared with the same month last year. It is calculated as a ratio (expressed in percentage terms) between the price index during a month this year and price index during the same month last year, calculated on the same basis, minus 100. Statistical surveys on consumer prices are carried out by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). NBM sets its inflation target at the level of 5.0 percent annually, calculated based on the consumer price index (inflation rate for the last twelve months – each month of this year compared with the same month of last year), with a possible deviation of ±1.5 percentage points. (Source: Medium-term monetary policy strategy of the NBM. in January 2017 was 3.0 percent.

According to the latest round of forecast, the average annual inflation rate will reach a level of 5.2 percent in 2016 and 4.9 percent in 2017.

Official exchange rates

  • USD 20.0021
  • EUR 21.0881
  • UAH 0.7397
  • RON 4.6701
  • RUB 0.3471
1 USD = 20.0021 MDL
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There are no any obligations for the National Bank of Moldova to execute banking transactions in the foreign currency using these rates. The official foreign currency rates are fixed and used for accounting purposes only. Read more...

NBM Interest rates

27.10.2016 - Today
  • Base rate9.00%
  • Overnight deposits6.00%
  • Overnight credits12.00%

The base rate is approved as the reference rate for the main short-term monetary policy operations. The deposit and lending facility is part of a symmetrical corridor of ± 3 p.p. to the base rate.

The decision is aimed at maintaining the inflation rate close to the target of 5.0 percent over the medium-term, with a possible deviation of ± 1.5 percentage points.

According to the current projection, the annual average CPI inflation rate will record an upward trend until the third quarter of 2017, after which it will decrease and hover close to the target.

The sixth meeting of the Steering Committee of Twinning Project on strengthening the National Bank of Moldova's capacity in the field of banking regulation and supervision in the context of EU requirements took place on 31 January 2017.

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Licenced banks of the RM

Licensed banks operate in the market freely and independently from the NBM, the Government and other government authorities. The NBM licenses, supervises and regulates their activity.

The activity of the National Bank of Moldova on the foreign exchange market (foreign exchange interventions) is performed in strict compliance with the monetary and foreign exchange policy objectives.

In January 2017, the annual inflation rate was 3.0, increasing by 0.6 percentage points compared to the previous month and was below the lower limit of the range ± 1.5 percentage points from the 5.0 percent target.

The non-cash foreign exchange market of the Republic of Moldova is determined by the turnover of purchase/sale transactions of the foreign currency that have taken place on different segments of the market, except those performed by the National Bank of Moldova.

In December 2016, 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$ 93.97 million (down by 3.2% as against December 2015).

During 2016, the NBM carried out quality assessments of the banks' shareholding and applied some remedial measures on large banks to ensure a transparent ownership structure. Thus, the assets recorded an increase and the banks became more resistant, being capitalised with a high liquidity level.

In Q III 2016, the current account of the balance of payments recorded a deficit of US$ 97.16 million (down by 17.0% as compared to Q III 2015), the capital account registered a negative balance of US$ 17.42 million and the financial account recorded a net inflow of US$ 68.93 million. The international investment position remained net debit totaling US$ -5,956.69 million, while the gross external debt reached US$ 6,510.49 million..

The gross external debt of the Republic of Moldova recorded US$ 6,510.49 million as of 30.09.2016, increasing by 2.6% during Q III 2016.

Prices of precious metals

  • XAU 790.1554
  • XAG 11.5047
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The prices for gold and silver are prices expressed in Moldovan Leu for a gram of fine gold and for a gram of fine silver. More...

The international investment position of the Republic of Moldova recorded a net debit amounting to US$ 5,956.69 million as of 30.09.2016, which is 7.3% larger as compared to the end of 2015.

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