While Moldova’s exposure to COVID-19 has been relatively modest, its health system is underdeveloped and the fiscal resources it has at its disposal to deal with the consequences are equally modest. The World Bank, EU and WHO are all providing technical and financial support. GDP is expected to drop by 3% in 2020, and unemployment to jump to 9%. Government actions have mainly come in the form of tax allowances; handouts to business are few and far between. Preferential loans from international institutions and from Russia will cover the country’s external financial needs.

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Main Economic Indicators201720182019202020212022
Population, 1000 persons275527062663...
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)810088009400...
Gross industrial production, real change in %
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average4.
Average gross monthly wages, EUR268316368...
Consumer prices, % p.a.
Fiscal balance in % of GDP-0.6-0.8-1.4...
Public debt in % of GDP29.127.225.1...
Current account in % of GDP-5.7-10.6-9.7-9.0-9.0.
FDI inflow, EUR mn137264530...
Gross external debt in % of GDP68.067.663.1...

Basic data are continuously updated.

* Forecasts are changed beginning of March, July and November.
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Due to the unusually high level of uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we only present forecasts for 2020-2021.


Monthly Report No. 5/2020

Vasily Astrov, Alexandra Bykova, Rumen Dobrinsky, Richard Grieveson, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Gabor Hunya, Sebastian Leitner, Isilda Mara, Olga Pindyuk, Leon Podkaminer, Sandor Richter, Bernd Christoph Ströhm and Hermine Vidovic
wiiw Monthly Report No. 5, May 2020
96 pages including 27 Tables and 39 Figures



MOLDOVA: Solid growth amidst political consolidation

Gabor Hunya
in: Uncertainty in Turbulent Times
wiiw Forecast Report No. Spring 2020, March 2020 , pp. 111-114
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