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Russian trade with Moldova in 2012

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Moldova in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Moldova totaled $2,085,961,691, up 6.85% ($133,758,804) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2012 totaled $1,608,990,089, up 8.45% ($125,374,015) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2012 totaled $476,971,602, up 1.79% ($8,384,789) from 2011.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in 2012 was $1,132,018,487, a 11.53% increase ($116,989,226) over 2011.

Moldova was Russia’s 47th largest trading partner in 2012 (up from 48th in 2011), accounting for 0.2477% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2374% in 2011).

Moldova was Russia’s 44th largest export market in 2012 (up from 46th in 2011), accounting for 0.3066% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2871% in 2011).

Moldova was Russia’s 55th largest supplier in 2012 (down from 54th in 2011), accounting for 0.1503% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1533% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 78.74% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (75.76% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.37% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (7.64% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.56% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (5.32% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.08% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (4.88% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.99% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (2.61% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.29% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.60% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $143,133,496;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $15,531,362;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $5,845,036.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $18,490,770;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $6,628,151.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,368,603 0.15 1,072,316120.89
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,478,267 0.28 4,952,468-9.58
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 740 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 112,842 0.01 60,15287.59
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 861 0.00 2,728-68.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,296,720 0.33 5,685,248-6.83
10 Cereals 1,017,616 0.06 2,705,784-62.39
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8,521,957 0.53 5,693,79949.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 171,425 0.01 17,605873.73
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2,142 0.00 902,280.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,454,861 0.46 6,756,29910.34
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,843,755 0.30 4,118,99917.60
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,387,832 0.21 5,204,378-34.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,587,559 0.35 5,663,037-1.33
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,878,120 0.37 5,489,2977.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,414,056 0.09 1,086,29330.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18,916,149 1.18 19,310,138-2.04
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,047,128 0.31 7,334,772-31.19
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,543,569 0.10 1,471,4664.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 42,592,970 2.65 36,747,93415.91
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 547,437 0.03 712,146-23.13
26 Ores, slag and ash 160 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,266,397,511 78.71 1,123,264,01512.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,549,511 0.16 3,588,944-28.96
29 Organic chemicals 1,372,483 0.09 641,636113.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,763,831 0.79 13,311,106-4.11
31 Fertilizers 16,720,054 1.04 19,707,420-15.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,138,813 0.13 1,605,00633.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,634,585 0.47 7,592,0970.56
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 2,924,019 0.18 3,009,519-2.84
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 222,745 0.01 447,478-50.22
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,279,937 0.08 1,248,5672.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,452 0.00 3,2346.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,785,829 0.42 7,029,246-3.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,843,445 0.55 8,919,467-0.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,198,118 0.63 11,788,341-13.49
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 90,332 0.01 325,950-72.29
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 137,958 0.01 89,33054.44
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 47,688-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,371,406 0.40 7,319,552-12.95
45 Cork and articles of cork 4,539 0.00 1,518199.01
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 702 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,209 0.00 3,43922.39
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,007,575 0.68 12,677,317-13.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,437,420 0.21 3,779,794-9.06
50 Silk 0 0.00 815-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 7,732 0.00 62,989-87.72
52 Cotton 725,049 0.05 1,553,407-53.33
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 58,342 0.00 47,19223.63
54 Man-made filaments 1,646,154 0.10 949,46073.38
55 Man-made staple fibers 9,726 0.00 112,556-91.36
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 336,729 0.02 443,862-24.14
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 86,800 0.01 116,125-25.25
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 101,211 0.01 78,60828.75
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 130,166 0.01 184,448-29.43
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 166,966 0.01 140,83018.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,649,591 0.35 4,508,68725.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 249,002 0.02 345,330-27.89
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 67,964 0.00 165,580-58.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 186,485 0.01 338,023-44.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 24,167 0.00 24,910-2.98
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,815 0.00 1,49321.57
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 24 0.00 224-89.29
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,924,485 0.55 9,409,327-5.15
69 Ceramic products 1,299,921 0.08 1,024,29626.91
70 Glass and glassware 4,178,058 0.26 3,603,23415.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,528,157 0.28 5,486,195-17.46
72 Iron and steel 29,745,635 1.85 14,214,273109.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,152,269 0.38 7,290,412-15.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,722,531 0.48 9,632,004-19.82
75 Nickel and articles thereof 54,846 0.00 47,63415.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,040,637 0.13 4,807,239-57.55
78 Lead and articles thereof 5,294 0.00 1,000429.40
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2,287 0.00 1713,352.94
80 Tin and articles thereof 32,252 0.00 19,07369.10
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,129,693 0.07 753,72149.88
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 548,453 0.03 877,271-37.48
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 602,157 0.04 1,028,231-41.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,679,687 1.53 43,170,457-42.83
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 14,063,537 0.87 13,392,9215.01
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 1,644,378 0.10 510,988221.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,025,924 0.37 12,654,075-52.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,216,729 0.20 2,641,81721.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8,738 0.00 94,292-90.73
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 18-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 943,389 0.06 973,875-3.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 379,889 0.02 603,973-37.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 247,393 0.02 262,939-5.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 32,552-100.00
SS Classified 1,292,584 0.08 1 524 088-15.19

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 49.15% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (51.55% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 23.44% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (22.72% in 2011);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.05% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (9.42% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.59% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (9.85% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.79% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (3.25% in 2011);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.97% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (1.04% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $15,955,513;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $4,524,629;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $4,370,521;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,851,257;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $3,477,085;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,675,320;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $2,556,275;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $2,048,556;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $1,898,759;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,708,411.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $10,126,752;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $5,844,490;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $5,654,222;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,750,404;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,748,477;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $2,406,418;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1,769,803.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
02 Meat and edible meat offal 21,264,994 4.46 21,212,4950.25
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,946,586 0.62 3,688,052-20.10
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 490,454 0.10 612,399-19.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,098,684 1.28 11,943,174-48.94
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 94,823,843 19.88 104,950,595-9.65
10 Cereals 67,978 0.01 740,592-90.82
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 64,397 0.01 52,05723.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,426,807 0.72 4,467,739-23.30
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2,363 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 1,069,041-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,015,284 0.63 2,170,76538.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 766,405 0.16 341,195124.62
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 505,890 0.11 446,65713.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 19,066,491 4.00 24,720,713-22.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 67,606,670 14.17 51,651,15730.89
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,321,704 1.74 3,797,075119.16
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,955,693 1.25 9,704,170-38.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,626,345 0.97 4,865,455-4.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,475,077 0.52 2,104,52717.61
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,905,197 0.82 428,112812.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 221,403 0.05 120,02084.47
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 724-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 35,187 0.01 19,39281.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,433,241 2.40 12,534,148-8.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 19,438 0.00 2,835585.64
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 64,728 0.01 176,928-63.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 158,946 0.03 58,848170.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 126,160 0.03 59,433112.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 258,496 0.05 133,11994.18
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 2,401-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,835,025 0.38 1,968,843-6.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 54,097 0.01 48,80310.85
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,732 0.00 264934.85
52 Cotton 7,718,496 1.62 3,347,975130.54
54 Man-made filaments 344,383 0.07 27,3841,157.61
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 1,388-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 20,283,848 4.25 17,727,57314.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 609,118 0.13 940,176-35.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,999,410 1.26 4,290,99939.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,798,548 0.80 4,156,079-8.60
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,448,500 1.14 3,399,94460.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,473,927 1.78 10,243,730-17.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,623 0.00 2,00131.08
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,267 0.00 54,445-92.16
69 Ceramic products 1,050 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 2,459,465 0.52 3,118,211-21.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,582 0.00 706407.37
72 Iron and steel 92,898,294 19.48 91,820,4221.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,339,292 1.96 6,663,97240.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,526,581 0.74 3,881,289-9.14
75 Nickel and articles thereof 716,853 0.15 207,560245.37
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 37,175 0.01 46,766-20.51
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,603,578 0.34 545,803193.80
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 377,523 0.08 137,941173.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,326,532 0.70 3,169,5804.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,110,178 3.59 21,860,582-21.73
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 14,768,865 3.10 17,175,283-14.01
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 0 0.00 487,209-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 489,425 0.10 1,862,282-73.72
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,618,358 1.81 4,767,10180.79
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 2,750,736 0.58 2,909,191-5.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,472,664 0.73 1,573,905120.64
SS Classified 3,148,016 0.66 75 5884,064.70
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia