The Moldovan economy grew by 8.3% y/y in the third quarter of this year slowing down from the 21.5% y/y growth in the previous quarter, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (BNS).
In nominal terms, the quarter’s GDP was MDL69.8bn (€3.5bn).
In January-September 2021, GDP amounted to a nominal value of MDL174.1bn.
In real terms, Moldova’s economy expanded by 10.3% in January-September, fully reversing the 8.2% y/y contraction in the same period last year.
Economic growth in Q3 was mainly influenced by the better situation in agriculture, where gross value added (GVA) increased by 28.6% (contributing to GDP growth by 3.9pp) and a share of 16.7% to GDP formation. This was particularly driven by the year's rich harvest.
At the same time, the sector of services to households increased by 3.5% y/y.
In financial and insurance activities the increase was 6%, in real estate transactions 0.9%, and in information and communications only 3.4%.
In contrast, the construction sector (9.7% of total GVA formation) contracted by 9.1% y/y in terms of GVA.
In terms of utilisation, GDP growth in the third quarter of 2021 final consumption of households (contributing 9.1pp to GDP growth), increased by 11.9% y/y, accounting for 79.1% of GDP.