Source
Central bank

National Bank of Moldova

International Reserves

US$ 2.689 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2014)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 8 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

14 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
6.6% 7.4% 7.5% 4.8% 3.0% 7.8% -6.0% 7.1%
2011 2012 2013 2014*       6.8
6.8% -0.7% 8.9% 3.5%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 2,298 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$3,927 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
N/A N/A 0.01% 0.02% 0.02%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 13.8% 
  • industry: 19.9% 
  • services: 66.2% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
7.7% 4.6% 4.6% 5.5%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
6.7% 5.6% 5.2% 5.6%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
26.9% 24.1% 24.5% 24.4% 24.5%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-2.5% -2.4% -2.2% -1.8% -2.5%

*Estimate  

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: B3

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2012*
N/A N/A US$65.28 million 

 *2012 Estimate  

Largest companies in Moldova

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -484 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-5.917% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

44.1% (2013)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.01% (2012)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.02% (2012)

Total exports

US$2 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

foodstuffs, textiles, machinery

Total imports

US$5.493 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

mineral products and fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals, textiles

Exports - major partners

Russia 26.3%, Romania 17.2%, Italy 7.7%, Ukraine 5.9%, Turkey 5.3%, Germany 4.7%, GB 4.4% (2012 est.)

Imports - major partners

Russia 14.3%, Romania 13.1%, Ukraine 12%, China 8.7%, Germany 7.2%, Turkey 6.9%, Italy 6.3% (2012 est.)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$288 million US$175 million US$231 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$21 million US$20 million US$28 million  
Value of cross-border M&A; by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 78 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 81 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 23 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 19 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 13 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 80 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 150 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 95 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 174 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 165 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 91 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

82

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 110 Score: 57.3 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+2

Total area

33,851 estimate

Capital

Chisinau (Kishinev) 

Currency

Moldovan lei (MDL)

Government type

republic 

Languages

Moldovan 58.8% (official; virtually the same as the Romanian language), Romanian 16.4%, Russian 16%, Ukrainian 3.8%, Gagauz 3.1% (a Turkish language), Bulgarian 1.1%, other 0.3%, unspecified 0.4%    note: percentages represent language usually spoken (2004 est.) 

Religions

Orthodox 93.3%, Baptist 1%, other Christian 1.2%, other 0.9%, atheist 0.4%, none 1%, unspecified 2.2% (2004 est.)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
N/A 3.644 million 3.564 million 3.559 million 3.554 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
23.4% 40% 46% 45%
Population median age

35.7 years (2014 estimate) 

Population growth rate

-0.0% (2013 estimate)

Life expectancy

70.12 years (2014 estimate)

Adult literacy

99% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

2.8% (2008)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

30.6 (2011)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 3
Civil Liberties: 3 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

138.09% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

48.8% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

N/A

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

1.4 (2010)

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