According to the official NBS data, in 2015 the Regional Gross Domestic Product reached MDL 21.818.768 thousand on current prices. NDR ranks second among the development regions according to the GDP and contributes to the National GDP with a share of 18,3%.
From the perspective of the economic development level, NDR is considered to be a developed region with high growth potential. The business sector is characterized by a relatively high number of enterprises, this indicator placing the Region on the third place at national level. SMEs in the NDR continue to represent the backbone of the regional economy, accounting for 98% of enterprises active in the regional economic sectors, making a vital contribution to the growth of the regional economy.
The economy of the Region is mainly based on the tertiary sector (with a high share of trade), industry (representing almost all industrial sectors, mainly manufacturing) and the agricultural sector. Tourism remains a less developed sector for the time being.