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Russian trade with Moldova in 2015

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 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Moldova was $1,222,229,184, down 31.96% ($574,121,106) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2015 were $1,036,369,523, down 30.00% ($444,055,717) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2015 were $185,859,661, down 41.17% ($130,065,389) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in 2015 was $850,509,862, a 26.96% decrease ($313,990,328) over 2014.

Moldova was Russia’s 57th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 51st in 2014), accounting for 0.2322% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2294% in 2014).

Moldova was Russia’s 47th largest export market in 2015 (down from 43rd in 2014), accounting for 0.3016% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2979% in 2014).

Moldova was Russia’s 67th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 63rd in 2014), accounting for 0.1017% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1105% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 75.09% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (76.03% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.85% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (6.03% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.51% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (6.79% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.79% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (3.95% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.06% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (3.19% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.61% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.33% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $5,918,968.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2015 over 2014 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 $347,286,794;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $28,877,019;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $21,227,494;
  • 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 $6,486,543;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $4,404,553;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $3,958,384;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,883,491.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 113 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 167,986 0.02 641,019-73.79
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,731,667 0.26 4,047,260-32.51
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 27,782 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 208,103 0.02 81,929154.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 343 0.00 92,974-99.63
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,757,057 0.46 5,826,134-18.35
10 Cereals 653,806 0.06 1,045,461-37.46
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,172,224 0.50 5,206,360-0.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 313,020 0.03 376,283-16.81
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 666 0.00 1,878-64.54
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 153 0.00 29427.59
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,161,949 0.59 7,701,983-20.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,792,929 0.27 3,962,354-29.51
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,262,434 0.22 2,892,547-21.78
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,891,970 0.47 5,834,496-16.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,686,222 0.65 7,038,554-5.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 647,030 0.06 1,086,366-40.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,187,899 1.47 19,146,283-20.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,832,050 0.18 4,096,506-55.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 984,130 0.09 911,0588.02
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,662,348 0.16 30,539,367-94.56
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 222,977 0.02 348,683-36.05
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 53,011-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 777,948,951 75.06 1,125,235,745-30.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,790,822 0.17 720,698148.48
29 Organic chemicals 645,636 0.06 864,926-25.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,562,940 1.21 16,967,493-25.96
31 Fertilizers 28,491,911 2.75 22,572,94326.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,712,598 0.17 2,022,783-15.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,330,432 0.61 8,484,993-25.39
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 2,552,251 0.25 3,171,307-19.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 100,806 0.01 139,252-27.61
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 495,291 0.05 1,620,971-69.44
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6,360 0.00 726776.03
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,475,306 0.53 7,803,309-29.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,937,806 1.15 11,776,1401.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,243,232 0.89 13,126,723-29.58
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 587,419 0.06 103,330468.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 72,167 0.01 83,084-13.14
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 539 0.00 19,360-97.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,511,381 0.63 6,101,0836.73
45 Cork and articles of cork 21,747 0.00 2,008983.02
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 573 0.00 1,385-58.63
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 23,222 0.00 23,478-1.09
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,422,168 0.81 10,929,015-22.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,704,071 0.16 2,598,423-34.42
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 13,168 0.00 0
52 Cotton 441,823 0.04 939,184-52.96
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 15,689 0.00 32,278-51.39
54 Man-made filaments 50,215 0.00 41,31021.56
55 Man-made staple fibers 177,645 0.02 165,2007.53
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 432,722 0.04 476,723-9.23
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 205,430 0.02 374,472-45.14
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 20,251 0.00 115,608-82.48
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 177,935 0.02 180,748-1.56
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6,804 0.00 612,370-98.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,161,083 0.59 8,222,021-25.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 375,229 0.04 609,648-38.45
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 184,678 0.02 77,759137.50
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 462,694 0.04 433,3276.78
65 Headgear and parts thereof 26,950 0.00 41,930-35.73
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5,206 0.00 3,50448.57
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,572 0.00 481226.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,830,742 0.66 9,750,087-29.94
69 Ceramic products 2,152,368 0.21 1,053,169104.37
70 Glass and glassware 5,902,788 0.57 6,727,396-12.26
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,168,970 0.40 4,963,807-16.01
72 Iron and steel 6,772,134 0.65 27,999,628-75.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,781,589 0.75 9,939,225-21.71
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,347,877 0.23 4,464,792-47.41
75 Nickel and articles thereof 37,520 0.00 16,290130.33
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,591,419 0.15 2,003,967-20.59
78 Lead and articles thereof 755 0.00 7,309-89.67
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2,484 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 7,704 0.00 38,987-80.24
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,216,690 0.12 1,422,219-14.45
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 554,863 0.05 608,105-8.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 993,247 0.10 688,89844.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,582,133 2.37 25,838,229-4.86
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 12,662,329 1.22 19,148,872-33.87
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 378,479 0.04 2,095,864-81.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,648,673 0.64 6,756,173-1.59
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,284 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,355,892 0.52 4,612,06116.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 25,037 0.00 59,872-58.18
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6,475 0.00 1603,946.88
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 2,097,653 0.20 2,151,771-2.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 285,173 0.03 103,599175.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 217,119 0.02 208,5884.09
SS Classified 982,545 0.09 2 139 899-54.08

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 46.21% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (43.29% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.81% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (12.00% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.08% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (18.81% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.16% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (16.68% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.27% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (4.65% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.38% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (0.84% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $6,799,297;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $803,839.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $33,159,616;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $31,780,612;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $12,342,220;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $10,837,273;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $8,635,619;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $6,570,769;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $5,217,355;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4,751,154;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $4,247,375;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $3,714,388;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,684,157;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,410,545;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1,963,320;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,790,233;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,479,539;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $1,363,942;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,312,127;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $1,118,703;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $1,007,177;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $716,828;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $688,790.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,525,253 2.43 11,096,022-59.22
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 981,588 0.53 2,345,530-58.15
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 148,255 0.08 413,014-64.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,024,308 3.24 6,007,6520.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 52,669,831 28.34 45,870,53414.82
10 Cereals 996,696 0.54 192,857416.81
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 92,024 0.05 69,34432.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,959,131 1.05 12,796,404-84.69
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 21,600-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 178,580 0.10 31,959,192-99.44
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 391,092 0.21 453,354-13.73
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 212,420 0.11 901,210-76.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,776,283 2.03 8,993,638-58.01
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 65,487-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,033,000 6.47 13,345,127-9.83
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 426 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,905,311 1.03 2,219,774-14.17
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,546 0.00 28,610-80.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,418,697 1.30 2,313,9224.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 232,633 0.13 251,929-7.66
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 166,714 0.09 395,220-57.82
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 10,019-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,333 0.01 15,806-21.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,955,256 3.74 11,706,410-40.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 454 0.00 5,060-91.03
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 135,152 0.07 324,308-58.33
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 212,125 0.11 133,41559.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 120,001 0.06 86,48938.75
45 Cork and articles of cork 64,166 0.03 71,940-10.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,354,834 1.27 2,402,660-1.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19,012 0.01 84,049-77.38
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 32,973 0.02 0
52 Cotton 5,119,892 2.75 9,367,267-45.34
54 Man-made filaments 283,461 0.15 1,000,289-71.66
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 6,545-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,182,480 1.71 15,524,700-79.50
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 18,847 0.01 12,03456.61
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,784 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9,157,851 4.93 17,793,470-48.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,462,470 0.79 2,942,009-50.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,858,086 1.00 3,821,406-51.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,041,323 2.71 8,755,711-42.42
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,202 0.00 216,174-98.06
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,983 0.01 2554,991.37
69 Ceramic products 106 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 1,177,025 0.63 2,184,202-46.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,614 0.01 25,125-45.81
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 33,159,616-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,222,033 3.89 9,632,578-25.02
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,464,771 2.40 4,530,398-1.45
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,952-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 86,789 0.05 105,761-17.94
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,740,893 0.94 1,999,984-12.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 633,834 0.34 787,543-19.52
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,884,687 1.55 2,473,44216.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,468,211 9.40 20,152,368-13.32
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 10,415,265 5.60 10,326,2530.86
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 55,984 0.03 235,889-76.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 104,911 0.06 340,781-69.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,061,468 2.72 6,851,701-26.13
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 1,407,381 0.76 2,526,084-44.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,953 0.00 3,50841.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,165,795 1.17 1,884,26514.94
SS Classified 6,181,468 3.33 4 682 16432.02
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