Economic growth of 4% or more for the third consecutive year in 2018 has corrected for the setbacks suffered during the bank-fraud related crisis in 2015. Inflation has come down and the local currency stabilised. Economic prospects are positive but cumbersome coalition building following inconclusive recent elections can delay necessary reforms.

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Main Economic Indicators201620172018201920202021
Population, 1000 persons355235493549...
GDP, real change in %
GDP per capita (EUR at PPP)460047005000...
Gross industrial production, real change in %
Unemployment rate - LFS, in %, average4.
Average gross monthly wages, EUR227268319...
Consumer prices, % p.a.
Fiscal balance in % of GDP-1.6-0.7-0.9...
Public debt in % of GDP31.829.427.5...
Current account in % of GDP-3.5-5.9-10.5-8.3-6.8-7.4
FDI inflow, EUR mn86143196...
Gross external debt in % of GDP77.067.465.0...

Basic data are continuously updated.

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MOLDOVA: Solid growth with prospects with elevated risks

Gabor Hunya
in: Moving Into the Slow Lane
wiiw Forecast Report No. Spring 2019, March 2019 , pp. 108-111
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Monthly Report No. 10/2018

Philipp Heimberger, Leon Podkaminer and Sandor Richter
wiiw Monthly Report No. 10, October 2018
46 pages including 1 Tables and 11 Figures