Economic Trivia

Moldova's economy relies heavily on its agriculture sector, featuring fruits, vegetables, wine, and tobacco.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2018): Romania, Russia, and Germany
Top 3 Exported Goods (2018): Electrical Machinery, Oil Seeds, and Cereals

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Sugar; Vegetable Oil; Food Processing; Agricultural Machinery

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $25,888,275,719 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $7,301 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 140/196 (2018)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 3.045% (2018)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $7,295,939,232 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 40.5% (2018)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 6.568% (2018)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.441% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,186,710,000) (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 1,254,712 (2018)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 32.183% (2018)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 16.626% (2018)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 51.192% (2018)
Unemployment Rate 3.411% (2018)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $6,363,182,782 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $3,440,576,854 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 74.904% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $231,960,000 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,431,730,000 (2018)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Moldova’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank