Moldova's economy relies heavily on its agricultural sector, featuring fruits, vegetables, wine and tobacco. Moldova also depends on remittances of around $1.6bn from around one million Moldovans working across Europe in Russia and other former Soviet Bloc nations.
Moldova imports much of its energy supplies from Russia and Ukraine. In August 2013, work began on a new pipeline between Moldova and Romania which could spell the end of Russia's monopoly on Moldovan gas supplies.
The government's goal of EU integration has resulted in some market-oriented progress. Moldova enjoyed better than expected growth in 2013 due to increased agriculture production, economic policies adopted by the Moldovan government since 2009, and the receipt of EU trade preferences.
Composition of GDP