The budget deficit for 2023 is estimated at 18.3 billion lei. This was announced by the Minister of Finance Dumitru Budianschi.
The Minister noted that the delay in the publication of the draft budget was due to discussions on the platform of donors, as well as the IMF Mission, reports bani.md
“In the budget, we had to cover expenses of more than 18.327 billion lei, or 6% of GDP. And we had to make sure that we had the necessary sources of funding. In this sense, we had an IMF Mission in October and we also had an event with the donors’ platform, and we provided ourselves with all the resources that we had budgeted,” the Finance Minister explained.
According to the Minister, to cover the deficit, 15 billion lei will be allocated from loans: 12 billion lei from external loans, 2.8 billion lei from internal loans and 3 billion lei from assets and change of the budget balance.