Moldova Economic Statistics and Indicators
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Economic Indicators For: Moldova › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Moldova Leu, MDL
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed: 35
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2021
Date of Last Update: 30th June 2016
Population: 3,583,288 (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 33,851 sq km ; land: 32,891 sq km ; water: 960 sq km
Natural Resources: lignite, phosphorites, gypsum, arable land, limestone
Capital: name: Chisinau in Romanian (Kishinev in Russian) ; note: pronounced KEE-shee-now (KIH-shi-nyev) ; geographic coordinates: 47 00 N, 28 51 E ; time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time) ; daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Despite recent progress, Moldova remains one of the poorest countries in Europe. With a moderate climate and good farmland, Moldova's economy relies heavily on its agriculture sector, featuring fruits, vegetables, wine, and tobacco. Moldova also depends on annual remittances of about $1.6 billion from the roughly one million Moldovans working in Europe, Russia, and other former Soviet Bloc countries. With few natural energy resources, Moldova imports almost all of its energy supplies from Russia and Ukraine. Moldova's dependence on Russian energy is underscored by a growing $5 billion debt to Russian natural gas supplier Gazprom, largely the result of unreimbursed natural gas consumption in the separatist Transnistria region. In August 2013, work began on a new pipeline between Moldova and Romania that may eventually break Russia's monopoly on Moldova's gas supplies. The government's goal of EU integration has resulted in some market-oriented progress. Moldova experienced better than expected economic growth in 2013 due to increased agriculture production, to economic policies adopted by the Moldovan government since 2009, and to the receipt of EU trade preferences. Moldova is poised to sign an Association Agreement and a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with the EU during fall 2014, connecting Moldovan products to the world’s largest market. Still, growth has been hampered by high prices for Russian natural gas, a Russian import ban on Moldovan wine, increased foreign scrutiny of Moldovan agricultural products, and by Moldova’s large external debt. Over the longer term, Moldova's economy remains vulnerable to political uncertainty, weak administrative capacity, vested bureaucratic interests, corruption, higher fuel prices, Russian pressure, and the illegal separatist regime in Moldova's Transnistria region.
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GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Moldova in year 2015 is MDL 11.34 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for Moldova in year 2015 is MDL 121.012 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Moldova in year 2015 is US$ 6.414 Billion.
GDP Deflator for Moldova in year 2015 is 1,067.09 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for Moldova in year 2015 is MDL 34,048.14 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Moldova in year 2015 is US$ 1,804.69 .
GDP (PPP), US Dollars for Moldova in year 2015 is US$ 17.793 Billion.
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for Moldova in year 2015 is US$ 5,006.24 .
Investment (% of GDP) for Moldova in year 2015 is 19.55 %.
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for Moldova in year 2015 is 45,446.03 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for Moldova in year 2015 is 21,631.18 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).
Population for Moldova in year 2015 is 3.554 Million .
General government revenue (National Currency) for Moldova in year 2015 is MDL 43.661 Billions.
General government total expenditure (National Currency) for Moldova in year 2015 is MDL 46.394 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for Moldova in year 2015 is MDL -2.733 Billions.
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for Moldova in year 2015 is MDL 121.012 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for Moldova in year 2015 is US$ -0.426 Billion.
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Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International