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Russian trade with Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2016

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 the first quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Moldova

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Moldova was $310,261,165, down 25.97% ($108,829,724) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $281,120,799, down 26.27% ($100,173,276) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $29,140,366, down 22.90% ($8,656,448) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $251,980,433, a 26.64% decrease ($91,516,828) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Moldova was Russia's 49th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 47th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3189% of Russia's total trade (up from 0.3168% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Moldova was Russia's 40th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4581% of Russia's total exports (up from 0.4224% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Moldova was Russia's 70th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 68th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0811% of Russia's total imports (down from 0.0899% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 79.79% of Russia's total exports to Moldova (85.57% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.35% of Russia's total exports to Moldova (4.59% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.44% of Russia's total exports to Moldova (2.79% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.47% of Russia's total exports to Moldova (3.46% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.08% of Russia's total exports to Moldova (0.80% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.92% of Russia's total exports to Moldova (1.17% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $6,726,115.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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 $102,008,223;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,895,655;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,514,260;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $984,674.
Russia's exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 209,450 0.07 1,493.87
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 513,488 0.18 -8.24
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 132,918 0.05 312.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 154 0.00 -46.53
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,021,521 0.36 34.19
10 Cereals 191,642 0.07 -9.38
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,485,594 0.53 65.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,835 0.00 -90.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 -100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 -100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,597,439 0.57 0.18
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 491,417 0.17 -28.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 462,982 0.16 14.16
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 956,222 0.34 39.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,231,721 0.44 4.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 129,142 0.05 -24.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,991,519 1.06 10.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 284,066 0.10 82.18
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 253,267 0.09 28.42
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 533,009 0.19 84.16
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 52,617 0.02 177.40
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 224,247,681 79.77 -31.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 858,736 0.31 144.12
29 Organic chemicals 210,250 0.07 37.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,332,623 0.83 3.24
31 Fertilizers 14,297,819 5.09 88.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 395,743 0.14 106.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,154,721 0.41 -20.88
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 566,769 0.20 8.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 12,355 0.00 -9.31
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 86,972 0.03 -54.97
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 -100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,785,244 0.64 46.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,380,194 0.85 42.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,197,212 0.78 17.54
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 284,540 0.10 34.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,768 0.00 -65.22
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 35 0.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,288,932 0.46 7.18
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 75 0.00 476.92
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,037 0.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,399,142 0.50 -5.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 341,118 0.12 -4.16
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 -100.00
52 Cotton 124,252 0.04 23.76
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 -100.00
54 Man-made filaments 11,134 0.00 283.93
55 Man-made staple fibers 16,126 0.01 1,134.76
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 99,239 0.04 19.01
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 361 0.00 -70.39
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 61 0.00 -59.60
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 22,990 0.01 41.49
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 8,101 0.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,003,001 0.36 -31.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 40,244 0.01 -61.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,766 0.00 -74.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 73,603 0.03 -25.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 784 0.00 -85.65
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 142 0.00 -44.53
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 22 0.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 972,886 0.35 -22.50
69 Ceramic products 436,406 0.16 100.23
70 Glass and glassware 1,411,742 0.50 28.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 730,456 0.26 -24.36
72 Iron and steel 724,311 0.26 -57.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,285,346 0.46 -1.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 231,241 0.08 -62.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 153,531 0.05 -38.36
78 Lead and articles thereof 476 0.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 684 0.00 -54.94
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 36,888 0.01 -89.37
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 91,871 0.03 -24.61
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 52,883 0.02 -59.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,801,845 1.00 -50.82
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 1,853,443 0.66 -15.70
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 71,925 0.03 -61.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,647,531 0.59 -18.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 556,115 0.20 -81.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7,110 0.00 550.50
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 161,583 0.06 -55.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 29,612 0.01 -67.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 33,623 0.01 5.09
SS Classified 28,496 0.01 11.58

Russia's Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 45.14% of Russia's total imports from Moldova (43.29% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 17.03% of Russia's total imports from Moldova (15.32% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.80% of Russia's total imports from Moldova (19.87% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.09% of Russia's total imports from Moldova (9.46% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.79% of Russia's total imports from Moldova (5.22% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.21% of Russia's total imports from Moldova (0.65% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,301,425;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $511,416;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $299,015;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $263,512;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $244,411;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $224,438;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $163,341;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $108,134.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,626,220;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,542,846;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,270,044;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $1,259,346;
  • 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 $1,157,436;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,042,178;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $689,537;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $522,407;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $326,666;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $320,293;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $313,763;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $278,925;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $270,329;
  • 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 $255,740;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $242,431;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $199,733;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $100,396.
Russia's imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 511,416 1.76
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 163,341 0.56
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 -100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 498,845 1.71 -75.57
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,151,348 27.97 -16.63
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,502 0.01
10 Cereals 263,512 0.90
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 -100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,070,969 3.68 29.57
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 67,358 0.23 24.11
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 92,645 0.32 21.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 72,209 0.25 247.68
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 653,315 2.24 -1.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,463,981 5.02 -46.45
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 144,049 0.49 30.13
30 Pharmaceutical products 527,791 1.81 130.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 -100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 25,272 0.09 -46.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,125,935 3.86 -31.69
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,072 0.02 2,948.28
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 28,331 0.10 -31.87
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 16,800 0.06 69.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,227 0.03 -64.85
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 327,125 1.12 49.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 16,140 0.06 1,032.63
52 Cotton 793,770 2.72 -26.00
54 Man-made filaments 47,602 0.16 227.05
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 107,648 0.37 -92.13
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6,076 0.02 33,655.56
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 -100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,547,761 8.74 104.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 423,644 1.45 -19.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 180,404 0.62 -52.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 856,628 2.94 -27.61
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,584 0.02 31.72
70 Glass and glassware 220,268 0.76 -24.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 835,855 2.87 -27.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 970,619 3.33 -24.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19,503 0.07 527.11
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 413,259 1.42 0.08
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 317,888 1.09 240.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 382,140 1.31 -38.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,970,815 10.19 -25.97
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 964,168 3.31 -54.55
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 14,473 0.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 654,701 2.25 -51.30
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 228,528 0.78 -52.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,200 0.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 276,307 0.95 -49.45
SS Classified 665,342 2.28 -31.25
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia