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 describes economic developments in the Republic of Moldova during 1992-96. The authorities embarked on a comprehensive program of financial stabilization beginning in 1993. By 1995, the fiscal deficit had been cut to 51/2 percent of GDP and the National Bank had implemented a tight monetary policy. Output stabilized and exports and imports rose rapidly, with the current account deficit narrowing to 61/2 percent of GDP from 131/2 percent in 1993. Data for the first half of 1996 show inflation remaining low and output recovering.