In January through September, Moldova's trade deficit amounted to USD 267.9 million, marking a USD 41.8 million increase compared with the same period in 2001, data from the statistics department showed. Moldova had a positive balance in trade with practically all Commonwealth of Independent States countries, including Russia. However, imports from Ukraine were almost three times higher than exports so the aggregate balance in trade with CIS countries turned out to be negative - minus USD 13 mil...

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