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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 April 2018 was 3.7 percent.

According to the latest round of forecast, the average annual inflation rate will reach a level of 3.3 percent in 2018 and 4.9 percent in 2019.

Official exchange rates

  • USD 16.8184
  • EUR 19.7119
  • UAH 0.6438
  • RON 4.2607
  • RUB 0.2743
1 USD = 16.8184 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.

The decision was made on the basis of the updated macroeconomic analysis and of assumptions related to the new medium-term inflation forecasting round.

Over 100 high level representatives from banks, banks associations, audit firms, Ministries as well as experts of the European Banking Authority, central banks of Netherlands and Romania, development partners and other banking sector stakeholders took part in the seminar “Banking sector reforms. The Transition from Basel I to Basel III”, organised today by the European Union High Level Advisers’ Mission to the Republic of Moldova in collaboration with the National Bank of Moldova.

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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.

Taking into account the high fluctuations, including the price collapse, the closing down of VCs exchange platforms recorded in the last months, the National Bank of Moldova reinforces its opinion expressed in the press releases of 15.02.2018 and 10.07.2017 on cryptocurrencies and investments in VCs, pointing out on high risks of losing money invested in such assets.

The Governor of the NBM, Sergiu Cioclea, and Alternate Governor for the Republic of Moldova at the EBRD, represented our country at the Annual Meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which took place on 8-10 May 2018 in Jordan.

An international consortium, consisting of three potential acquirers (one international financial institution and two foreign direct investment funds), submitted an official application to the NBM for acquiring 41.09% of shares of the C.B. "Moldova-Agroindbank" S.A., under the conditions provided for by art. 54 of the Law on the administration and transfer of public property.

In the first quarter of 2018, the total amount of money transfers from abroad made in favour of individuals of the Republic of Moldova amounted to USD 297.45 million. It should be mentioned that a share of 83.8 percent of money transfers was carried out via money transfer systems (only in USD, EUR and RUB) without opening bank accounts, while the rest - via bank transfers (in various currencies).

The Austrian official discussed with the NBM’s Governor, Sergiu Cioclea, and the Deputy Governor, Cristina Harea, the banking sector reforms, the economic situation in the Republic of Moldova, the progress registered in the implementation of the IMF’s program, and the opportunities of investment in the Moldovan commercial banks.

In March 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$ 109.71 million (increasing by 12.0% as against March 2017).

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.

Prices of precious metals

  • XAG 8.9382
  • XAU 699.6970
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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...

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