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

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

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
Total area

33,851 km2 (2006)

Capital

Chisinau (Kishinev) (2009)

Currency

Moldovan lei (MDL) (2009)

Government type

republic (2009)

Languages

Moldovan (official, virtually the same as the Romanian language), Russian, Gagauz (a Turkish dialect)

Religions

Eastern Orthodox 98%, Jewish 1.5%, Baptist and other 0.5% (2000)

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
N/A N/A 3.64 million 3.55 million 3.55 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
23.4% 40.4% 44.6% 47.7%
Population median age

35 years (2010)

Population growth rate

-0.1% (2011)

Life expectancy

69 years (2010)

Adult literacy

98% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

12.47% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

33.03 (2010)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:3
Civil Liberties:3 (2011)

(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

38% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

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)

N/A

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