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Russian trade with Moldova in 2014

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 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Moldova totaled $1,796,350,290, up 3.34% ($58,019,806) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2014 totaled $1,480,425,240, up 12.07% ($159,500,404) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2014 were $315,925,050, down 24.31% ($101,480,598) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in 2014 was $1,164,500,190, a 28.88% increase ($260,981,002) over 2013.

Moldova was Russia’s 51st largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 54th in 2013), accounting for 0.2294% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2064% in 2013).

Moldova was Russia’s 43rd largest export market in 2014 (up from 50th in 2013), accounting for 0.2979% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2505% in 2013).

Moldova was Russia’s 63rd largest supplier in 2014 (down from 62nd in 2013), accounting for 0.1105% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1325% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 76.03% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (71.18% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.79% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (8.73% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.03% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (7.89% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.95% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (4.05% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.19% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (2.78% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.33% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.41% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2014 over 2013 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 $185,457,685;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $12,018,912;
  • 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 $4,937,661.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $13,527,635;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $9,290,518.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 641,019 0.04 1,570,175-59.18
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,047,260 0.27 4,740,738-14.63
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 71,950-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 81,929 0.01 77,6985.45
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 92,974 0.01 10,690769.73
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,826,134 0.39 5,571,6954.57
10 Cereals 1,045,461 0.07 1,385,437-24.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,206,360 0.35 6,404,814-18.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 376,283 0.03 448,730-16.14
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,878 0.00 8,578-78.11
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 29 0.00 2231.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,701,983 0.52 6,678,36615.33
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,962,354 0.27 4,068,571-2.61
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,892,547 0.20 3,304,914-12.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,834,496 0.39 5,707,8292.22
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,038,554 0.48 6,940,0391.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,086,366 0.07 1,702,262-36.18
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 19,146,283 1.29 20,571,489-6.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,096,506 0.28 4,587,505-10.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 911,058 0.06 1,573,541-42.10
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 30,539,367 2.06 39,829,885-23.33
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 348,683 0.02 442,471-21.20
26 Ores, slag and ash 53,011 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,125,235,745 76.01 939,778,06019.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 720,698 0.05 2,016,551-64.26
29 Organic chemicals 864,926 0.06 716,48420.72
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,967,493 1.15 15,063,44512.64
31 Fertilizers 22,572,943 1.52 36,100,578-37.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,022,783 0.14 1,995,3521.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,484,993 0.57 8,785,792-3.42
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 3,171,307 0.21 2,918,9328.65
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 139,252 0.01 168,124-17.17
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,620,971 0.11 1,946,917-16.74
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 726 0.00 855-15.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,803,309 0.53 8,555,250-8.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,776,140 0.80 10,104,68016.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,126,723 0.89 15,874,418-17.31
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 103,330 0.01 445,588-76.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 83,084 0.01 65,35027.14
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 19,360 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,101,083 0.41 5,554,9039.83
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,008 0.00 1,49134.67
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,385 0.00 81569.94
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 23,478 0.00 20,29215.70
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,929,015 0.74 10,212,8287.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,598,423 0.18 2,891,540-10.14
52 Cotton 939,184 0.06 1,670,179-43.77
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 32,278 0.00 18,31376.26
54 Man-made filaments 41,310 0.00 55,051-24.96
55 Man-made staple fibers 165,200 0.01 140,52017.56
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 476,723 0.03 294,22862.03
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 374,472 0.03 245,93152.27
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 115,608 0.01 85,22335.65
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 180,748 0.01 401,972-55.03
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 612,370 0.04 48,5801,160.54
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,222,021 0.56 7,383,80611.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 609,648 0.04 457,05533.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 77,759 0.01 75,2753.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 433,327 0.03 332,03630.51
65 Headgear and parts thereof 41,930 0.00 63,725-34.20
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3,504 0.00 10,101-65.31
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 481 0.00 39222.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9,750,087 0.66 9,895,915-1.47
69 Ceramic products 1,053,169 0.07 760,48438.49
70 Glass and glassware 6,727,396 0.45 5,458,59123.24
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,963,807 0.34 4,772,6194.01
72 Iron and steel 27,999,628 1.89 15,980,71675.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,939,225 0.67 7,397,39634.36
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,464,792 0.30 7,977,224-44.03
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16,290 0.00 50,043-67.45
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,003,967 0.14 1,758,23613.98
78 Lead and articles thereof 7,309 0.00 1,819301.81
80 Tin and articles thereof 38,987 0.00 5,327631.88
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,422,219 0.10 1,693,208-16.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 608,105 0.04 634,427-4.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 688,898 0.05 1,179,490-41.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25,838,229 1.75 22,737,37013.64
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 19,148,872 1.29 14,211,21134.74
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 2,095,864 0.14 2,200,654-4.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,756,173 0.46 9,177,825-26.39
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 3,112-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,612,061 0.31 5,171,513-10.82
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 59,872 0.00 33,72377.54
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 160 0.00 376-57.45
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 2,151,771 0.15 766,568180.70
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 103,599 0.01 205,602-49.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 208,588 0.01 188,14610.86
SS Classified 2,139,899 0.14 18 465 210-88.41

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 43.29% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (55.12% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 18.81% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (16.21% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.68% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (10.08% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.00% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (10.28% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.65% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (4.17% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $30,178,180;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11,841,753;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $9,463,060;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $8,016,393;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2,435,589;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,865,403;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,239,351.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $75,613,321;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $36,325,351;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $7,812,691;
  • 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 $6,218,591;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $6,029,425;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $4,230,530;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $4,180,078;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $3,934,839;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $3,830,660;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $3,612,972;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $2,988,474;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1,846,465;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,780,926;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,341,210;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,261,066;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $979,661.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,096,022 3.51 17,125,447-35.21
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,345,530 0.74 6,176,190-62.02
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 2,952-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 413,014 0.13 690,222-40.16
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,007,652 1.90 3,572,06368.18
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 45,870,534 14.52 121,483,855-62.24
10 Cereals 192,857 0.06 96,379100.10
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 69,344 0.02 38,56279.82
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,796,404 4.05 3,333,344283.89
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 21,600 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 39,011-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 4,914-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 31,959,192 10.12 1,781,0121,694.44
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 453,354 0.14 1,185,115-61.75
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 901,210 0.29 1,237,121-27.15
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8,993,638 2.85 16,806,329-46.49
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 65,487 0.02 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,345,127 4.22 49,670,478-73.13
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 374,480-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,219,774 0.70 6,450,304-65.59
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 28,610 0.01 3,017,084-99.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,313,922 0.73 3,250,982-28.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 251,929 0.08 411,903-38.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 395,220 0.13 655,341-39.69
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10,019 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15,806 0.01 15,4012.63
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,706,410 3.71 13,047,620-10.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,060 0.00 5,440-6.99
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 324,308 0.10 346,467-6.40
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 133,415 0.04 185,685-28.15
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 86,489 0.03 192,710-55.12
45 Cork and articles of cork 71,940 0.02 7,764826.58
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,402,660 0.76 1,163,309106.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 84,049 0.03 60,12139.80
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 2,490-100.00
52 Cotton 9,367,267 2.97 13,302,106-29.58
54 Man-made filaments 1,000,289 0.32 1,979,950-49.48
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,545 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 15,524,700 4.91 19,704,778-21.21
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 12,034 0.00 78,250-84.62
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 7,779-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 17,793,470 5.63 9,777,07781.99
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,942,009 0.93 4,722,935-37.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,821,406 1.21 7,434,378-48.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,755,711 2.77 10,602,176-17.42
65 Headgear and parts thereof 216,174 0.07 48,132349.13
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 255 0.00 43,849-99.42
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 1,381-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 2,184,202 0.69 2,056,1686.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 25,125 0.01 19,69627.56
72 Iron and steel 33,159,616 10.50 21,317,86355.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,632,578 3.05 10,893,644-11.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,530,398 1.43 4,177,9538.44
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,952 0.00 3,043-2.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 105,761 0.03 34,256208.74
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,999,984 0.63 1,961,5321.96
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 787,543 0.25 599,04431.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,473,442 0.78 3,082,113-19.75
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,152,368 6.38 18,286,96510.20
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 10,326,253 3.27 16,544,844-37.59
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 235,889 0.07 575,205-58.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 340,781 0.11 343,467-0.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,851,701 2.17 7,150,442-4.18
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 2,526,084 0.80 2,818,489-10.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,508 0.00 2,00674.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,884,265 0.60 2,459,568-23.39
SS Classified 4,682,164 1.48 4 946 464-5.34
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