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  • Sergiu Cioclea, Governor of the National Bank of Moldova

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

  • 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 March 2018 was 4.7 percent.

According to the latest round of forecast, the average annual inflation rate will reach a level of 3.7 percent in 2018 and 4.7 percent in 2019.

Official exchange rates

  • USD 16.5181
  • EUR 20.1711
  • UAH 0.6287
  • RON 4.3347
  • RUB 0.2681
1 USD = 16.5181 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

05.12.2017 - Today
  • Base rate6.50%
  • Overnight deposits3.50%
  • Overnight credits9.50%

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.

According to the new monetary policy framework, the Executive Board has assessed, at today's meeting, the validity of the forecast approved at the end of January, as well the risks of forecast that derives from the domestic and external macroeconomic indicators recorded over the last 6 weeks.

The delegation of the Republic of Moldova, headed by the Minister of Finance, Mr. Octavian Armasu, and the Governor of the NBM, Mr. Sergiu Cioclea, made a visit to Washington to attend the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and of the World Bank Group, which took place on 16-22 April 2018.

In March 2018, weighted average loan interest rate on new loans extended in domestic currency recorded 9.35 percent, having decreased by 1.68 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

Calendar of data dissemination

27.04.2018

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.

In March 2018, the monetary baseincreased by MDL 1,854.2 million (5.0 percent) compared to the previous month, and amounted to MDL 39,039.9 million. The increase of the monetary base was determined by the growth of one of its counterparts, namely, net domestic assets, which increased by MDL 1,887.4 million (40.1 percent), whereas net foreign assets decreased by MDL 33.2 million (0.1 percent).

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

In 2017, the current account of the balance of payments recorded a deficit of US$ 616.94 million, which deteriorated 2.2 times as compared to 2016. The capital account registered a deficit of US$ 30.41 million and the financial account recorded a net capital inflow of US$ 569.77 million.

In  2017, the current account of the balance of payments recorded a deficit of US$ 616.94 million. The capital account registered a deficit of US$ 30.41 million and the financial account recorded a net capital inflow of US$ 569.77 million. The international investment position amounted to US$ -3,954.33 million in 2017, while the gross external debt of the Republic of Moldova reached US$ 6,973.70 million

The international investment position of the Republic of Moldova recorded a net debit of US$ 3,954.33 million as of 31.12.2017, 30.3 % larger as compared to the end of 2016.

The gross external debt of the Republic of Moldova reached US$ 6,973.70 million at the end of 2017, increasing by 11.6% as compared to the end of 2016.

The meeting of establishing the Central Securities Depository (CSD) was held today, 29 March 2018. During the meeting, the decision to establish the CSD was adopted, the governing bodies were designated and the establishing acts were approved.

The officials highlighted the privileged relationship between the NBM and the NBR and the support of Romania offered to the Republic of Moldova at international level, especially within the IMF and World Bank constituencies.

Prices of precious metals

  • XAG 8.8131
  • XAU 704.9148
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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...

In February 2018, 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$ 93.48 million (increasing by 18.3% as against February 2017).

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