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Russian trade with Moldova in 2013

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 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Moldova was $1,738,330,484, down 16.67% ($347,631,207) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2013 were $1,320,924,836, down 17.90% ($288,065,253) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2013 were $417,405,648, down 12.49% ($59,565,954) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in 2013 was $903,519,188, a 20.19% decrease ($228,499,299) over 2012.

Moldova was Russia’s 54th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 47th in 2012), accounting for 0.2064% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2477% in 2012).

Moldova was Russia’s 50th largest export market in 2013 (down from 44th in 2012), accounting for 0.2505% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3066% in 2012).

Moldova was Russia’s 62nd largest supplier in 2013 (down from 55th in 2012), accounting for 0.1325% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1503% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 71.18% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (78.74% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.73% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (7.37% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.89% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (4.56% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.05% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (3.08% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.78% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (2.99% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.41% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.29% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $19,380,524;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $5,676,300.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $326,619,451;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $13,764,919.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,570,175 0.12 2,368,603-33.71
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,740,738 0.36 4,478,2675.86
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 71,950 0.01 7409,622.97
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 77,698 0.01 112,842-31.14
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,690 0.00 8611,141.58
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,571,695 0.42 5,296,7205.19
10 Cereals 1,385,437 0.10 1,017,61636.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,404,814 0.48 8,521,957-24.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 448,730 0.03 171,425161.76
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 8,578 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 22 0.00 2,142-98.97
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,678,366 0.51 7,454,861-10.42
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,068,571 0.31 4,843,755-16.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,304,914 0.25 3,387,832-2.45
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,707,829 0.43 5,587,5592.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,940,039 0.53 5,878,12018.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,702,262 0.13 1,414,05620.38
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 20,571,489 1.56 18,916,1498.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,587,505 0.35 5,047,128-9.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,573,541 0.12 1,543,5691.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 39,829,885 3.02 42,592,970-6.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 442,471 0.03 547,437-19.17
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 160-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 939,778,060 71.15 1,266,397,511-25.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,016,551 0.15 2,549,511-20.90
29 Organic chemicals 716,484 0.05 1,372,483-47.80
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,063,445 1.14 12,763,83118.02
31 Fertilizers 36,100,578 2.73 16,720,054115.91
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,995,352 0.15 2,138,813-6.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,785,792 0.67 7,634,58515.08
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 2,918,932 0.22 2,924,019-0.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 168,124 0.01 222,745-24.52
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,946,917 0.15 1,279,93752.11
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 855 0.00 3,452-75.23
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,555,250 0.65 6,785,82926.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,104,680 0.76 8,843,44514.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 15,874,418 1.20 10,198,11855.66
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 445,588 0.03 90,332393.28
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 65,350 0.00 137,958-52.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,554,903 0.42 6,371,406-12.82
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,491 0.00 4,539-67.15
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 815 0.00 70216.10
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 20,292 0.00 4,209382.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,212,828 0.77 11,007,575-7.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,891,540 0.22 3,437,420-15.88
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 7,732-100.00
52 Cotton 1,670,179 0.13 725,049130.35
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 18,313 0.00 58,342-68.61
54 Man-made filaments 55,051 0.00 1,646,154-96.66
55 Man-made staple fibers 140,520 0.01 9,7261,344.79
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 294,228 0.02 336,729-12.62
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 245,931 0.02 86,800183.33
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 85,223 0.01 101,211-15.80
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 401,972 0.03 130,166208.81
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 48,580 0.00 166,966-70.90
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,383,806 0.56 5,649,59130.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 457,055 0.03 249,00283.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 75,275 0.01 67,96410.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 332,036 0.03 186,48578.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 63,725 0.00 24,167163.69
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 10,101 0.00 1,815456.53
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 392 0.00 241,533.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9,895,915 0.75 8,924,48510.88
69 Ceramic products 760,484 0.06 1,299,921-41.50
70 Glass and glassware 5,458,591 0.41 4,178,05830.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,772,619 0.36 4,528,1575.40
72 Iron and steel 15,980,716 1.21 29,745,635-46.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,397,396 0.56 6,152,26920.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,977,224 0.60 7,722,5313.30
75 Nickel and articles thereof 50,043 0.00 54,846-8.76
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,758,236 0.13 2,040,637-13.84
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,819 0.00 5,294-65.64
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,287-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 5,327 0.00 32,252-83.48
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,693,208 0.13 1,129,69349.88
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 634,427 0.05 548,45315.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,179,490 0.09 602,15795.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22,737,370 1.72 24,679,687-7.87
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 14,211,211 1.08 14,063,5371.05
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 2,200,654 0.17 1,644,37833.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,177,825 0.69 6,025,92452.31
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,112 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,171,513 0.39 3,216,72960.77
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 33,723 0.00 8,738285.93
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 376 0.00 0
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 766,568 0.06 943,389-18.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 205,602 0.02 379,889-45.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 188,146 0.01 247,393-23.95
SS Classified 18,465,210 1.40 1 292 5841,328.55

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 55.12% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (49.15% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 16.21% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (11.05% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.28% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (8.59% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.08% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (23.44% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.17% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (3.79% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $26,660,012;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $5,583,610;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $3,777,667;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $3,229,604;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $2,128,249;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1,985,878;
  • 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) - an increase of $1,775,979;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $1,635,567;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,614,379;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,554,352.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $71,580,431;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $17,936,192;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $7,947,224;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $4,139,547;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $3,493,294;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $2,526,621;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,260,162;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,609,261;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,467,916.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
02 Meat and edible meat offal 17,125,447 4.10 21,264,994-19.47
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,176,190 1.48 2,946,586109.60
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,952 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 690,222 0.17 490,45440.73
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,572,063 0.86 6,098,684-41.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 121,483,855 29.10 94,823,84328.12
10 Cereals 96,379 0.02 67,97841.78
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 38,562 0.01 64,397-40.12
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,333,344 0.80 3,426,807-2.73
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 2,363-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 39,011 0.01 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,914 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,781,012 0.43 3,015,284-40.93
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,185,115 0.28 766,40554.63
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,237,121 0.30 505,890144.54
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16,806,329 4.03 19,066,491-11.85
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 49,670,478 11.90 67,606,670-26.53
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 374,480 0.09 8,321,704-95.50
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,450,304 1.55 5,955,6938.30
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,017,084 0.72 4,626,345-34.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,250,982 0.78 2,475,07731.35
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 411,903 0.10 3,905,197-89.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 655,341 0.16 221,403195.99
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15,401 0.00 35,187-56.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,047,620 3.13 11,433,24114.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,440 0.00 19,438-72.01
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 64,728-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 346,467 0.08 158,946117.98
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 185,685 0.04 126,16047.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 192,710 0.05 258,496-25.45
45 Cork and articles of cork 7,764 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,163,309 0.28 1,835,025-36.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 60,121 0.01 54,09711.14
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,490 0.00 2,732-8.86
52 Cotton 13,302,106 3.19 7,718,49672.34
54 Man-made filaments 1,979,950 0.47 344,383474.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 19,704,778 4.72 20,283,848-2.85
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 78,250 0.02 609,118-87.15
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7,779 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9,777,077 2.34 5,999,41062.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,722,935 1.13 3,798,54824.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,434,378 1.78 5,448,50036.45
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,602,176 2.54 8,473,92725.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 48,132 0.01 2,6231,735.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 43,849 0.01 4,267927.63
69 Ceramic products 1,381 0.00 1,05031.52
70 Glass and glassware 2,056,168 0.49 2,459,465-16.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19,696 0.00 3,582449.86
72 Iron and steel 21,317,863 5.11 92,898,294-77.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,893,644 2.61 9,339,29216.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,177,953 1.00 3,526,58118.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,043 0.00 716,853-99.58
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 34,256 0.01 37,175-7.85
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,961,532 0.47 1,603,57822.32
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 599,044 0.14 377,52358.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,082,113 0.74 3,326,532-7.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,286,965 4.38 17,110,1786.88
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 16,544,844 3.96 14,768,86512.03
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 575,205 0.14 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 343,467 0.08 489,425-29.82
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,150,442 1.71 8,618,358-17.03
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 2,818,489 0.68 2,750,7362.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,006 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,459,568 0.59 3,472,664-29.17
SS Classified 4,946,464 1.19 3 148 01657.13

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia