New Draft Budget Law: Deficit of 36.15bn lei from 34.85bn lei in previous version

Bucharest, Feb 9 /Agerpres/ - The new Draft Budget Law, posted on Friday night on the website of the Ministry of Finance, provides for a deficit of the state budget of 36.157 billion lei, by 1.3 billion lei higher than in the version the previous one, of 34.857 billion lei.

"The state budget is set at revenues of 164,543.4 million lei, 258,735.1 million lei in terms of expenditures, commitment loans of 200,700.2 million lei, with a deficit of 36,156.8 million lei," the draft mentions.

According to the new report on the macroeconomic situation in 2019, the Gross Domestic Product is set at 1.022 billion lei, the economic growth at 5.5pct, inflation at 2.8pct, the revenues of the general consolidated budget to 342.675 billion lei (33.5pct of GDP), deficit of 26,118 billion lei, or 2.55pct of GDP, 287,000 unemployed and a monthly salary of 3,085 lei.

The draft budget published on 31 January provided for the revenues of the general consolidated budget at 341.51 billion lei, 33.4pct of GDP and 367.628 billion lei in expenditures, representing 35.9pct of GDP. AGERPRES (RO - author: Nicoleta Gherasi, editor: Florentina Cernat; EN - author/editor: Bogdan Gabaroi)

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