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  • Octavian Armașu, Governor of the National Bank of Moldova

    1st Monday of the month: 14.00-17.00;
    Appointment: +373 22 822 606;


  • Vladimir Munteanu, First Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Moldova

    2nd Monday of the month: 14.00-17.00;
    Appointment: +373 22 822 606;


  • Cristina Harea, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Moldova

    3rd Monday of the month: 14.00-17.00;
    Appointment: +373 22 822 607;

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

    4th Monday of the month: 14.00-17.00;
    Appointment: +373 22 822 607.

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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 February 2020 was 6,41 percent.

According to the latest round of forecast, the average annual inflation rate will reach a level of 5.1 percent in 2020 and 3.6 percent in 2021.

Official exchange rates

  • USD 18.0877
  • EUR 19.9118
  • UAH 0.6461
  • RON 4.1184
  • RUB 0.2313
1 USD = 18.0877 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

20.03.2020 - Today
  • Base rate3.25%
  • Overnight deposits0.25%
  • Overnight credits6.25%

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.

National Bank will continue to use all available instruments to meet the objectives of price stability and to strengthen the banking sector that is well-capitalized and resilient.

The decision refers to the legal entities whose financial situation is temporarily affected due to the state of emergency and the economic consequences generated by COVID-19.

In February 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$ 94.64 million (increasing by 7.0% as against February 2019).

Calendar of data dissemination

31.03.2020

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 regulation comes to complement the set of acts necessary for the implementation of the new banking law, in the context of the legislation harmonization with the European standards and international instruments 

The regulation on the outsourcing of the bank's activities and operations comes to improve the banks' activity in terms of prudence and meets the European standards in this regard.

Electronic money institution licensed by National Bank.

Calendar of State Securities selling auctions shall be submitted to the National Bank with 5 calendar days before the start of the following quarter.

The Executive Board of the National Bank of Moldova (NBM) adopted on 17 March 2020 a decision that allow licensed banks to manage flexibly the payment obligations of individuals in difficulty to pay their contracted loans under the conditions of state of emergency.

The National Bank of Moldova (NBM) imposes a set of measures to prevent the COBID-19 spread and to ensure the further functionality of the financial and banking system of the country.

The reforms carried out during the last three years in the banking sector of the Republic of Moldova are appreciated positively by the IMF.

The National Bank of Moldova encourages the citizens to use cashless payment methods, such as internet applications and mobile payments, secure e-commerce payments and the cards for paying the goods and services in commercial points. These methods are more hygienic than the cash use and represent a good practice for preventing the spread of communicable diseases, including the COVID-19 virus.

Prices of precious metals

  • XAG 8.3828
  • XAU 942.1417
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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 Executive Board of the National Bank of Moldova (NBM) decided unanimously to decrease the base rate applied to the main short-term monetary policy operations by 1,0 percentage points, as from 5,5 percent to 4,5 percent annually. 

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