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Moldova

Official Title:
Republic of Moldova


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - Moldova
Year Exports Imports
2009 $2,668,548 $1,895,499
2010 $2,284,703 $5,010,727
2011 $1,200,705 $2,052,242
2012 $1,181,382 $3,460,776
2013 $4,126,507 $3,344,982
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Moldova
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,132,291 $47,070
02 Veg. Prod. $7,856 $85,057
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $16,577
04 Food Prod. $ $875,562
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $461,141 $2,070
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $4,170 $33
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $9,261 $468,047
09 Wood Prod. $17,321 $45,089
10 Paper Prod. $188,336 $691
11 Textiles Prod. $14,220 $1,269,436
12 Dress Access. $1 $319,501
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $27,081 $11,166
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $289
15 Base Metal Prod. $74,821 $4,536
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $150,187 $150,719
17 Vehicles and Equip. $18,175 $19
18 Specialized Inst. $ $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $5,491 $47,670
21 Antiques $ $

Capital: Chisinau
Population (million): 3.559
Total Area: 33,843km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 11.96 Leu (MDL)(2013)
National Holiday: August 27, Independence Day (1991)
Language(s): Moldovan, Russian, and Gagauz (a Turkish dialect)


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral with a 101-seat Parliament (Parlamentul). Prime Minister nominated by the President, approved by Parliament. Cabinet selected by Prime Minister, subject to approval of Parliament. Administrative units: 9 counties, 1 municipality, 1 autonomous territorial unit and 1 territorial unit. Governing coalition: Alliance for European Integration (AEI). The President and the Members of Parliament have a 4 year term.

Head of State:
President Nicolae Timofti

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Iurie Leanca (PLDM)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs & Eur. Int. (also Dep-PM): Natalia Gherman
Economy and Trade: Valeriu Lazar
Finance : Anatol Arapu

Main Political Parties:
Communist Party (PCRM) 42 seats, Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM) 32 seats, Democratic Party (PD) 15 seats, Liberal Party (PL) 12 seats

Elections:
Last parliamentary: Nov. 2010. Last presidential: March 2013.


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Moldova Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 8.17 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 2294.75 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 8.85 2.01
Inflation: (%) 4.57 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 5.2 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $4,126,507
Canadian imports from country: $3,344,982
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Moldova: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Ala Beleavschi

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Joanne Lemay


May 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17