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Appendix

Author(s):
Milan Cuc, Erik Lundback, and Edgardo Ruggiero
Published Date:
January 2006
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Table A1.Selected Economic and Social Indicators, 2000–04
20002001200220032004
Real economy(Percent change; unless otherwise indicated)
Gross domestic product
Real growth rate2.16.17.86.67.3
Nominal GDP (millions of dollars)1,288.81,480.31,661.81,980.62,594.7
Unemployment rate (percent)8.57.36.88.08.1
CPI inflation (period average)31.39.85.311.712.5
Average monthly wage (dollars)32.840.351.965.490.7
(Percent of GDP)
Public finance (general government)
Overall balance (cash)–3.5–0.1–1.80.70.7
Overall balance (commitments)–1.8–0.3–0.90.20.4
Public debt91.779.073.663.147.0
External sector
Current account balance (percent of GDP)–8.4–2.4–4.4–6.6–4.4
Exports of goods (percent of GDP)37.038.339.740.738.4
Imports of goods (percent of GDP)59.859.562.572.167.6
Foreign direct investment (percent of GDP)9.83.67.93.63.3
Gross official reserves (months of imports)2.52.11.91.72.1
External debt/GDP (percent)1123.6105.1100.888.764.1
Exchange rate
Regime:Managed float
Exchange rate (MDL/$) period average12.412.913.613.912.3
Social indicators (reference year)
Life expectancy, male, years: 64.5 (2003)
Life expectancy, female, years: 71.6 (2003)
Population below poverty line, percent: 26.5 (2004)
Sources: Moldovan authorities; and IMF staff estimates.

Private and public, including IMF.

Sources: Moldovan authorities; and IMF staff estimates.

Private and public, including IMF.

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