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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 August 2018 was 3.2 percent.

According to the latest round of forecast, the average annual inflation rate will reach a level of 3.2 percent in 2018 and 4.9 percent in 2019.

Official exchange rates

  • USD 16.8255
  • EUR 19.7926
  • UAH 0.5996
  • RON 4.2484
  • RUB 0.2524
1 USD = 16.8255 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 taken following the deliberations of the Executive Board on macroeconomic developments and risk assessment of the medium-term inflation forecast deviation.

On 11 September 2018, the Governor of the National Bank of Moldova (NBM), Mr. Sergiu Cioclea, and the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Cristina Harea, held a meeting with the new Lithuanian Ambassador to Moldova, Kęstutis Kudzmanas.

The interview was conducted based on the questions addressed by media institutions and news sites of the Republic of Moldova, one question per institution, following the NBM’s call for questions.

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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.

In July 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$ 115.73 million (increasing by 9.9% as against July 2017).

The National Bank of Moldova (NBM) comes with clarifications in connection with a series of articles that appeared in the local press regarding the decision of the European Central Bank (ECB) to discontinue production and issuance of the €500 banknote by the end of this year.

On the days 28, 29 and 30 August 2018, declared public holidays, the National Bank of Moldova will ensure the economic activity continuity of the individuals and legal entities, undertaking the necessary measures to carry out transactions in normal regime through the Automatic Interbank Payment System.

The decision was taken after it was found that the bank is able to ensure transparency of its shareholders, following the acquisition of 72.19 percent of the bank’s share capital by the VB Investment Holding B.V., a company owned by Banca Transilvania from Romania, in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). 

The National Bank of Moldova (NBM) announces the pre-selection of graphic design specialists to execute graphic designs of jubilee and commemorative coins and banknotes to be issued by the central bank.

Prices of precious metals

  • XAG 7.6978
  • XAU 650.7657
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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...

Pursuant to art. 63 par. (7) of the Law on Banking Activity no. 202 of 06.10.2017, the NBM, as the competent authority, identifies banks that are systemically important institutions (hereinafter O-SIIs).

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