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Russian trade in goods with Moldova in Q1 2017

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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Moldova was $308,729,499, down 0.49% ($1,534,409) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $232,004,279, down 17.47% ($49,119,263) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $76,725,220, up 163.30% ($47,584,854) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $155,279,059, a 38.38% decrease ($96,704,117) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Moldova was Russia’s 56th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 49th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2402% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3196% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Moldova was Russia’s 48th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 40th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2784% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4587% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Moldova was Russia’s 60th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 70th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1697% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0814% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 69.10% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (79.79% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.51% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (9.35% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.18% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (4.44% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.54% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (2.47% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.01% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.08% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.64% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (0.50% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.40% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (0.92% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $2,006,031;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,976,889;
  • 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 $1,897,978;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,621,213;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,586,700;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,061,198;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $858,831;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $764,370;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $714,703.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $63,954,521;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $1,436,054.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 186,940 0.08 209,450-10.75
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 551,171 0.24 513,4887.34
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 67,613 0.03 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 41,711 0.02 132,918-68.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,284 0.00 1544,629.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,213,722 0.52 1,021,52118.82
10 Cereals 337,632 0.15 191,64276.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,615,076 0.70 1,485,5948.72
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 34,025 0.01 6,835397.81
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,014,820 0.44 1,597,439-36.47
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 759,869 0.33 491,41754.63
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 482,584 0.21 462,9824.23
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 767,306 0.33 956,222-19.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,557,499 0.67 1,231,72126.45
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 234,630 0.10 129,14281.68
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,578,219 1.97 2,991,51953.04
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 424,999 0.18 284,06649.61
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 244,682 0.11 253,267-3.39
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 211,780 0.09 533,009-60.27
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18,365 0.01 52,617-65.10
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 160,293,160 69.09 224,247,681-28.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 293,110 0.13 858,736-65.87
29 Organic chemicals 198,125 0.09 210,250-5.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,953,836 1.70 2,332,62369.50
31 Fertilizers 12,861,765 5.54 14,297,819-10.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 760,771 0.33 395,74392.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,682,176 0.73 1,154,72145.68
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 669,862 0.29 566,76918.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 12,063 0.01 12,355-2.36
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 82,049 0.04 86,972-5.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,163,947 0.93 1,785,24421.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,444,135 1.48 2,382,93744.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,911,915 1.26 2,197,21232.53
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 247,837 0.11 284,540-12.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 48,644 0.02 4,768920.22
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 35-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,053,302 0.89 1,288,93259.30
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 106 0.00 7541.33
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,873 0.00 1,037369.91
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,257,973 0.97 1,399,14261.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 348,288 0.15 341,1182.10
52 Cotton 155,522 0.07 124,25225.17
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 8,239 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 24,523 0.01 11,134120.25
55 Man-made staple fibers 94,233 0.04 16,126484.35
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 132,329 0.06 99,23933.34
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 232 0.00 361-35.73
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 18,477 0.01 6130,190.16
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 62,998 0.03 22,990174.02
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 184 0.00 8,101-97.73
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,009,032 1.30 1,003,001200.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 102,833 0.04 40,244155.52
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 25,449 0.01 9,766160.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 152,282 0.07 73,603106.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9,740 0.00 7841,142.35
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 11 0.00 142-92.25
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 183 0.00 22731.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,094,202 0.47 972,88612.47
69 Ceramic products 473,470 0.20 436,4068.49
70 Glass and glassware 2,000,037 0.86 1,411,74241.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,167,666 0.50 730,45659.85
72 Iron and steel 590,183 0.25 724,311-18.52
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,181,050 0.51 1,285,346-8.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 617,640 0.27 231,241167.10
75 Nickel and articles thereof 256,903 0.11 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 393,363 0.17 153,531156.21
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 476-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 893 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 3,133 0.00 684358.04
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 56,561 0.02 36,88853.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 35,602 0.02 91,871-61.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 106,604 0.05 52,883101.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,778,734 2.06 2,801,84570.56
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 3,751,421 1.62 1,853,443102.40
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 30,524 0.01 71,925-57.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,633,276 0.70 1,647,531-0.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 341,745 0.15 556,115-38.55
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 33,575 0.01 7,110372.22
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 265,265 0.11 161,58364.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13,078 0.01 29,612-55.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 516,150 0.22 33,6231,435.11
SS Classified 229,073 0.10 28 496703.88

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 71.07% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (45.14% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 13.80% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (17.03% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.47% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (15.80% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.84% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (5.79% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.39% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (10.09% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.00% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (1.21% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $34,964,472;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $2,409,064;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,917,002;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $1,702,646;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,133,853;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,057,795;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $971,100;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $931,800;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $861,542;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $689,680;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $669,415;
  • 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 $457,167;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $407,388;
  • 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) - an increase of $375,317.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,330,724;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $685,301;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $394,566;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $288,478;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $258,594;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $252,879.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,372,958 1.79 511,416168.46
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,865,987 2.43 163,3411,042.39
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,556,640 2.03 498,845212.05
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 43,115,820 56.20 8,151,348428.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,326 0.01 1,502254.59
10 Cereals 486,230 0.63 263,51284.52
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,760,649 2.29 1,070,96964.40
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 96,627 0.13 67,35843.45
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 30,568 0.04 92,645-67.01
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 25,126 0.03 72,209-65.20
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 787,673 1.03 653,31520.57
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,380,983 4.41 1,463,981130.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 40,349 0.05 144,049-71.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 269,197 0.35 527,791-49.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 64,690 0.08 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 32,350 0.04 25,27228.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 13,070 0.02 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,795,350 2.34 1,125,93559.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,234 0.00 7,072-82.55
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 42,576 0.06 28,33150.28
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 28,712 0.04 16,80070.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,291 0.00 8,227-60.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 19,964 0.03 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 734,513 0.96 327,125124.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,433 0.01 16,140-47.75
52 Cotton 1,764,870 2.30 793,770122.34
54 Man-made filaments 253,387 0.33 47,602432.30
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 188,718 0.25 107,64875.31
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 551 0.00 6,076-90.93
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 435 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,956,825 6.46 2,547,76194.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,557,497 2.03 423,644267.64
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 79,720 0.10 180,404-55.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,788,428 2.33 856,628108.78
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 4,584-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 104,869 0.14 220,268-52.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 150,554 0.20 835,855-81.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 868,892 1.13 970,619-10.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 110,258 0.14 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19,750 0.03 19,5031.27
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 18,693 0.02 413,259-95.48
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 65,009 0.08 317,888-79.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 601,998 0.78 382,14057.53
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,640,091 2.14 2,970,815-44.79
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 1,421,335 1.85 964,16847.42
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 2,026 0.00 14,473-86.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 366,223 0.48 654,701-44.06
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 603,845 0.79 228,528164.23
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 164 0.00 1,200-86.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 311,841 0.41 276,30712.86
SS Classified 2,310,925 3.01 665 342247.33

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