The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This paper reviews economic developments in Moldova during 1995-98. By 1995, the fiscal deficit had been cut to 5¾ percent of GDP and annual inflation had fallen to 24 percent. Exports and imports recovered rapidly, with the current account deficit narrowing to 81/2 percent of GDP. In 1996, the authorities adopted a three-year program to accelerate and deepen structural reforms and consolidate the stabilization effort. Performance in 1996 and 1997 was mixed. The annual inflation was further reduced to 15 percent at end-1996 and 11 percent at end-1997.