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Russian trade with Moldova in 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 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Moldova was $1,160,711,929, down 5.03% ($61,517,255) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2016 were $912,016,930, down 12.00% ($124,352,593) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2016 totaled $248,694,999, up 33.81% ($62,835,338) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in 2016 was $663,321,931, a 22.01% decrease ($187,187,931) over 2015.

Moldova was Russia’s 56th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 57th in 2015), accounting for 0.2481% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2322% in 2015).

Moldova was Russia’s 49th largest export market in 2016 (down from 47th in 2015), accounting for 0.3195% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3016% in 2015).

Moldova was Russia’s 65th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 67th in 2015), accounting for 0.1364% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1017% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 68.18% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (75.09% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.98% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (7.85% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.06% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (5.51% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.11% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (4.79% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.03% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.61% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.54% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (2.06% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.15% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (0.85% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $14,986,356;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3,915,197;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,213,058;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3,097,503.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2016 over 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 $156,291,933;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,833,424;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,358,936;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,341,076.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 2 0.00 113-98.23
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 708,379 0.08 167,986321.69
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,368,559 0.26 2,731,667-13.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34,276 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 27,782-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 390,155 0.04 208,10387.48
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 416 0.00 34321.28
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,085,923 0.56 4,757,0576.91
10 Cereals 1,334,403 0.15 653,806104.10
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,397,983 0.70 5,172,22423.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 129,437 0.01 313,020-58.65
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 279 0.00 666-58.11
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 153-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,861,124 0.64 6,161,949-4.88
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,894,777 0.32 2,792,9293.65
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,515,833 0.28 2,262,43411.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,365,805 0.59 4,891,9709.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,845,342 0.75 6,686,2222.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 768,037 0.08 647,03018.70
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 19,103,096 2.09 15,187,89925.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,719,064 0.19 1,832,050-6.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 999,860 0.11 984,1301.60
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,853,810 0.20 1,662,34811.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 176,091 0.02 222,977-21.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 621,657,018 68.16 777,948,951-20.09
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,692,543 0.30 1,790,82250.35
29 Organic chemicals 942,758 0.10 645,63646.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,775,998 1.73 12,562,94025.58
31 Fertilizers 43,478,267 4.77 28,491,91152.60
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,631,079 0.29 1,712,59853.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,202,369 0.79 6,330,43213.77
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 3,114,346 0.34 2,552,25122.02
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 93,021 0.01 100,806-7.72
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 420,633 0.05 495,291-15.07
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 6,360-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,008,429 0.77 5,475,30628.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,308,208 1.57 11,937,80619.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,620,167 1.27 9,243,23225.72
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,136,589 0.12 587,41993.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 56,086 0.01 72,167-22.28
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 38,740 0.00 5397,087.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,042,261 0.88 6,511,38123.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 14,844 0.00 21,747-31.74
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 420 0.00 573-26.70
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 23,440 0.00 23,2220.94
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,525,744 0.93 8,422,1681.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,922,358 0.21 1,704,07112.81
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4,135 0.00 13,168-68.60
52 Cotton 802,898 0.09 441,82381.72
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 20,323 0.00 15,68929.54
54 Man-made filaments 115,241 0.01 50,215129.50
55 Man-made staple fibers 145,661 0.02 177,645-18.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 550,913 0.06 432,72227.31
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,572 0.00 205,430-99.23
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7,175 0.00 20,251-64.57
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 192,119 0.02 177,9357.97
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 477,858 0.05 6,8046,923.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,113,935 0.78 6,161,08315.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 454,434 0.05 375,22921.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 118,244 0.01 184,678-35.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 423,811 0.05 462,694-8.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 20,030 0.00 26,950-25.68
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 728 0.00 5,206-86.02
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 22 0.00 1,572-98.60
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,770,467 0.85 6,830,74213.76
69 Ceramic products 2,687,241 0.29 2,152,36824.85
70 Glass and glassware 7,369,722 0.81 5,902,78824.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,622,044 0.51 4,168,97010.87
72 Iron and steel 3,413,198 0.37 6,772,134-49.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,967,195 0.65 7,781,589-23.32
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,183,119 0.13 2,347,877-49.61
75 Nickel and articles thereof 10,848 0.00 37,520-71.09
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,398,068 0.15 1,591,419-12.15
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,325 0.00 75575.50
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3,926 0.00 2,48458.05
80 Tin and articles thereof 9,212 0.00 7,70419.57
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 750,983 0.08 1,216,690-38.28
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 359,896 0.04 554,863-35.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 926,083 0.10 993,247-6.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 19,748,709 2.17 24,582,133-19.66
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 14,876,011 1.63 12,662,32917.48
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 121,266 0.01 378,479-67.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,746,176 1.07 6,648,67346.59
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 53,972 0.01 5,284921.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,014,816 0.22 5,355,892-62.38
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 64,507 0.01 25,037157.65
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 66,535 0.01 6,475927.57
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 1,278,612 0.14 2,097,653-39.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 215,889 0.02 285,173-24.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,363,818 0.15 217,119528.14
SS Classified 286,224 0.03 982 545-70.87

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 60.48% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (46.21% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.95% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (14.08% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.53% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (17.81% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.53% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (9.16% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.47% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (5.27% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.28% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (1.38% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $54,527,304;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $7,015,424;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $3,630,582;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $2,937,324;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2,702,790;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2,591,814;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1,287,922;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1,080,633;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $790,379.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,325,829;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $3,080,960;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $2,024,293;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $1,676,320;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,250,278;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,245,212;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $975,794;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $877,069.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,117,067 2.86 4,525,25357.27
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,997,012 3.22 981,588714.70
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 217,563 0.09 148,25546.75
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,943,348 1.18 6,024,308-51.14
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 107,197,135 43.10 52,669,831103.53
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,502 0.00 0
10 Cereals 899,116 0.36 996,696-9.79
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,235 0.00 92,024-87.79
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,018,031 0.81 1,959,1313.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 146,356 0.06 178,580-18.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 218,910 0.09 391,092-44.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,149,744 1.27 212,4201,382.79
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,064,205 2.04 3,776,28334.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,361 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,143,272 4.88 12,033,0000.92
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 426-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,277,725 0.51 1,905,311-32.94
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 5,546-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,540,941 1.02 2,418,6975.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 179,810 0.07 232,633-22.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 136,530 0.05 166,714-18.11
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 48,423 0.02 12,333292.63
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,704,978 2.29 6,955,256-17.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,600 0.00 4541,794.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 134,542 0.05 135,152-0.45
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 114,261 0.05 212,125-46.14
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 61,440 0.02 120,001-48.80
45 Cork and articles of cork 31,118 0.01 64,166-51.50
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,057,192 1.23 2,354,83429.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 26,814 0.01 19,01241.04
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 32,973-100.00
52 Cotton 3,443,572 1.38 5,119,892-32.74
54 Man-made filaments 1,073,840 0.43 283,461278.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,158,187 0.47 3,182,480-63.61
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 31,156 0.01 18,84765.31
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9,998 0.00 4,784108.99
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,788,433 5.14 9,157,85139.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,165,260 1.67 1,462,470184.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 882,292 0.35 1,858,086-52.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,121,956 2.46 5,041,32321.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 50,126 0.02 4,2021,092.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,934 0.00 12,983-62.00
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 106-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 667,731 0.27 1,177,025-43.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 48,342 0.02 13,614255.09
72 Iron and steel 1,464 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,976,821 2.40 7,222,033-17.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,494,203 1.81 4,464,7710.66
75 Nickel and articles thereof 752 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 117,032 0.05 86,78934.85
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,982,375 0.80 1,740,89313.87
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,105,320 0.44 633,83474.39
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,571,139 1.03 2,884,687-10.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,984,932 6.83 17,468,211-2.77
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 9,715,036 3.91 10,415,265-6.72
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 73,985 0.03 55,98432.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 160,069 0.06 104,91152.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,735,639 0.70 5,061,468-65.71
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 1,464,485 0.59 1,407,3814.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,319 0.00 4,953-53.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,288,726 0.52 2,165,795-40.50
SS Classified 8,124,644 3.27 6 181 46831.44

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