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Russian trade with Moldova in the 2nd 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 second quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Moldova

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Moldova was $221,255,360, down 12.11% ($30,485,292) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2016 were $172,166,095, down 18.04% ($37,904,822) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $49,089,265, up 17.81% ($7,419,530) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $123,076,830, a 26.91% decrease ($45,324,352) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Moldova was Russia's 60th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 57th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2033% of Russia's total trade (up from 0.1846% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Moldova was Russia's 52nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 51st in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2591% of Russia's total exports (up from 0.2295% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Moldova was Russia's 67th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 65th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1158% of Russia's total imports (up from 0.0930% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 59.17% of Russia's total exports to Moldova (70.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.54% of Russia's total exports to Moldova (8.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.20% of Russia's total exports to Moldova (6.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.00% of Russia's total exports to Moldova (4.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.52% of Russia's total exports to Moldova (2.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.46% of Russia's total exports to Moldova (3.49% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.85% of Russia's total exports to Moldova (1.39% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $3,400,965;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,496,019;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,073,189;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,035,338;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $975,071;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $773,796;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $685,544.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd 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 $45,356,180;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,724,868;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $766,905;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $765,500;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $549,419.
Russia's exports to Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 174,936 0.10 89,30595.89
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 646,998 0.38 815,400-20.65
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 27,987 0.02 8,537227.83
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,110,115 0.64 1,095,8761.30
10 Cereals 328,387 0.19 116,071182.92
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 984,426 0.57 666,03247.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 28,884 0.02 35,402-18.41
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 45 0.00 163-72.39
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 135-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,233,131 0.72 1,405,036-12.23
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 780,459 0.45 434,16979.76
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 730,584 0.42 624,73716.94
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,227,959 0.71 1,192,8862.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,562,389 0.91 1,507,1553.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 162,946 0.09 150,8438.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,021,216 2.34 3,335,67220.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 411,027 0.24 760,167-45.93
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 232,585 0.14 259,445-10.35
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 446,407 0.26 300,35848.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 51,386 0.03 92,115-44.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 101,826,016 59.14 147,182,196-30.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 568,290 0.33 379,97549.56
29 Organic chemicals 229,644 0.13 121,73588.64
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,607,230 2.10 2,571,89240.26
31 Fertilizers 9,200,696 5.34 5,799,73158.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 975,985 0.57 597,31363.40
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,673,601 0.97 1,321,54826.64
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 759,531 0.44 751,1341.12
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 29,691 0.02 29,0692.14
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 90,110 0.05 107,416-16.11
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,232,119 1.30 2,074,6847.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,462,945 2.59 2,966,92650.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,924,577 1.70 1,949,50650.02
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 334,525 0.19 122,683172.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21,673 0.01 37,244-41.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,984,118 1.15 1,527,29629.91
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 7,715-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 52 0.00 64-18.75
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,567 0.00 243544.86
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,999,737 1.16 2,549,156-21.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 356,155 0.21 451,117-21.05
52 Cotton 182,871 0.11 166,4709.85
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 3,589-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 21,413 0.01 15,83435.23
55 Man-made staple fibers 83,786 0.05 79,6115.24
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 179,489 0.10 93,39192.19
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 671 0.00 67,023-99.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,714 0.00 1813,056.91
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 56,406 0.03 30,66983.92
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 465,267 0.27 92650,144.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,921,977 1.12 2,120,190-9.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 126,344 0.07 122,5803.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 26,157 0.02 30,675-14.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 113,602 0.07 173,045-34.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,141 0.00 13,845-41.20
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 104 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 1-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,987,016 1.15 1,844,6537.72
69 Ceramic products 891,459 0.52 578,88354.00
70 Glass and glassware 2,269,010 1.32 1,495,21451.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,287,315 0.75 1,063,84221.01
72 Iron and steel 1,400,804 0.81 2,167,709-35.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,547,162 0.90 3,272,030-52.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 345,975 0.20 517,974-33.21
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,211 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 379,691 0.22 642,087-40.87
79 Zinc and articles thereof 846 0.00 2,228-62.03
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,263 0.00 6,186-63.42
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 126,722 0.07 146,885-13.73
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 113,971 0.07 201,590-43.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 314,631 0.18 376,759-16.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,677,445 2.72 5,442,945-14.06
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 2,846,189 1.65 2,486,18414.48
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 13,237 0.01 151,146-91.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,296,724 1.33 1,223,53587.71
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 501,953 0.29 615,575-18.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13,787 0.01 6,476112.89
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 6,426-100.00
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 345,161 0.20 667,070-48.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 73,423 0.04 120,350-38.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 98,029 0.06 42,001133.40
SS Classified 0 0.00 636,992-100.00

Russia's Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.90% of Russia's total imports from Moldova (40.38% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.12% of Russia's total imports from Moldova (16.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.41% of Russia's total imports from Moldova (16.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.33% of Russia's total imports from Moldova (8.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.03% of Russia's total imports from Moldova (8.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.34% of Russia's total imports from Moldova (1.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $7,571,310;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,283,957;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,473,792;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1,183,919;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1,105,906;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $1,087,226;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $535,009;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $405,469;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $311,012;
  • 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 $283,514;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $182,356;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $166,546.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,873,595;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $948,611;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $708,354;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $686,814;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $653,060;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $553,419;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $510,917;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $324,103;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $308,066;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $250,416;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $171,940;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $171,743;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $151,493.
Russia's imports from Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 927,842 1.89 392,833136.19
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,087,226 2.21 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 388,658 0.79 2,262,253-82.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 15,416,504 31.41 7,845,19496.51
10 Cereals 8,114 0.02 36,239-77.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,235 0.02 50,733-77.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 411,707 0.84 922,624-55.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 21,296 0.04 92,676-77.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 60,529 0.12 212,022-71.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,558,258 3.17 84 4661,744.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,675,919 3.41 492,000240.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,061,499 6.24 3,769,853-18.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 426-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 355,663 0.72 663,729-46.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 770,150 1.57 1,020,566-24.54
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 63,335 0.13 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 25,609 0.05 62,026-58.71
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,951 0.02 2,612280.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,599,319 3.26 2,547,930-37.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 114 0.00 6380.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23,632 0.05 11,99097.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 19,250-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,384 0.01 39,254-86.28
45 Cork and articles of cork 31,118 0.06 45,271-31.26
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 614,018 1.25 478,35828.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,862 0.01 3,44541.13
52 Cotton 998,553 2.03 1,651,613-39.54
54 Man-made filaments 14,186 0.03 127,279-88.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 411,999 0.84 965,418-57.32
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9,998 0.02 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,445,056 7.02 3,039,58713.34
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 403,906 0.82 221,55082.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 91,476 0.19 213,758-57.21
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,697,919 3.46 592,013186.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 3,611-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 9,503-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 232,749 0.47 404,689-42.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 23,784 0.05 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,742,206 3.55 1,431,19421.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,154,477 2.35 1,119,1243.16
75 Nickel and articles thereof 762 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 22,351 0.05 50,335-55.60
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 523,859 1.07 357,31346.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 218,195 0.44 92,200136.65
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 425,501 0.87 597,244-28.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,245,819 10.69 2,961,86277.11
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 3,197,187 6.51 2,913,6739.73
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 20,142 0.04 20,698-2.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 121,021 0.25 29,643308.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 312,643 0.64 999,457-68.72
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 340,299 0.69 377,549-9.87
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 303,235 0.62 627,338-51.66
SS Classified 0 0.00 1,807,271-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia