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    Part I Statistics and main indicators

    Part I of the Fishery and Aquaculture Country Profile is compiled using the most up-to-date information available from the FAO Country briefs and Statistics programmes at the time of publication. The Country Brief and the FAO Fisheries Statistics provided in Part I may, however, have been prepared at different times, which would explain any inconsistencies.

    Country briefPrepared: June 2019

    The Republic of Moldova is an independent state with a land area of 33 700 km2. Its primary waterway is the Dniester River that flows for 645 km before entering the Black Sea. Fisheries and aquaculture activities are spread along the natural waterways of the Dniester and Prut rivers as well as in man-made reservoirs. There is no documented or registered list of lakes, but the unsatisfactory water quality is one of the main causes of increased production costs, low aquaculture profitability and the increased price of fresh fish.

    In 2017, Moldova’s total fishery production was 12100 tonnes with almost all production coming from aquaculture. Carps represent most of this aquaculture output.

    In 2017, imports of fish and fishery products were valued at USD 48.8 million and exports only USD 40 000. Fish consumption was estimated at 11.6 kg in 2017. The fishery and aquaculture sector contribute 0.03 percent to GDP (2010). Employment in aquaculture sector provides around 1978 jobs (2017).
    General geographic and economic indicators

    Key statistics

    Country area33 850km2FAOSTAT. Official data, 2013
    Land area32 880km2FAOSTAT. Official data, 2013
    Inland water area970km2Computed. Calculated, 2013
    Population - Est. & Proj.3.376millionsFAOSTAT. Official data, 2019
    GDP (current US$)11 444millionsWorld Bank. 2018
    GDP per capita (current US$)3 227US$World Bank. 2018
    Agriculture, forestry, and fishing, value added10.08% of GDPWorld Bank. 2018

    Source: FAO Country Profile

    FAO Fisheries statistics

    Updated 2019The Profile

    This country profile provides statistics and indicators produced through FAO’s Statistics programmes, supplemented with information derived from national and other sources and valid at the time of compilation.

    Full text of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Country Profile available at /fishery/docs/DOCUMENT/fcp/en/FI_CP_MD.pdf

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