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Russian trade in goods with Moldova in Q3 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 third quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Moldova totaled $278,780,034, up 9.41% ($23,976,629) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $191,873,701, up 7.20% ($12,882,406) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $86,906,333, up 14.63% ($11,094,223) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $104,967,368, a 1.73% increase ($1,788,183) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Moldova was Russia’s 66th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 60th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1907% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2090% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Moldova was Russia’s 61st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 52nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2248% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2488% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Moldova was Russia’s 63rd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 67th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1429% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1517% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 51.04% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (56.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.77% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (15.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.01% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (9.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.40% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (7.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.12% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (3.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.50% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (2.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.63% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $6,045,429;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,267,495;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,030,837;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,027,087;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,004,147;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $853,866;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $805,367;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $740,194.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $2,347,712;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $729,283;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $601,351.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 862 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 113,104 0.06 159,357-29.02
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 397,484 0.21 688,083-42.23
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 199,809 0.10 74,221169.21
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,449 0.01 2625,414.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,637,222 0.85 1,170,33239.89
10 Cereals 602,037 0.31 386,99955.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,178,107 0.61 1,457,969-19.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 84,135 0.04 58,96442.69
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 67-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,301,397 0.68 1,391,840-6.50
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 362,926 0.19 585,569-38.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 715,666 0.37 562,57127.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,277,705 0.67 1,125,32613.54
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,198,277 1.15 1,898,98715.76
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 197,147 0.10 230,522-14.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,303,247 3.29 5,035,75225.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,493,951 0.78 640,085133.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 342,563 0.18 322,7756.13
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 791,452 0.41 507,74455.88
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 59,963 0.03 63,630-5.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 97,874,185 51.01 100,221,897-2.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 395,191 0.21 365,7718.04
29 Organic chemicals 145,216 0.08 279,474-48.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,783,923 1.97 4,513,206-16.16
31 Fertilizers 15,664,954 8.16 9,619,52562.85
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 874,586 0.46 888,906-1.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,136,044 1.11 2,094,4911.98
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 865,151 0.45 848,7631.93
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 33,798 0.02 40,778-17.12
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 145,187 0.08 87,99465.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 71 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,897,899 0.99 1,828,4383.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,525,219 2.88 4,498,13222.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,634,787 1.37 3,236,138-18.58
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 512,858 0.27 262,08895.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 14,630 0.01 11,03432.59
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,223,586 1.68 2,727,93218.17
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 7,445-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 134 0.00 11318.58
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,064 0.00 8,878-65.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,470,689 1.81 2,665,32230.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,208,245 0.63 693,17474.31
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 4,135-100.00
52 Cotton 166,985 0.09 180,562-7.52
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 684 0.00 13,138-94.79
54 Man-made filaments 63,936 0.03 61,9453.21
55 Man-made staple fibers 51,434 0.03 17,141200.06
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 193,761 0.10 148,41530.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 55,077 0.03 48111,350.52
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 54,580 0.03 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 34,727 0.02 42,635-18.55
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 187,581 0.10 3,4075,405.75
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,026,356 1.06 1,712,22518.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 92,151 0.05 120,178-23.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 43,420 0.02 24,73975.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 150,153 0.08 155,953-3.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,468 0.00 7,038-22.31
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 507 0.00 183177.05
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 29 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,939,861 2.05 3,199,66723.13
69 Ceramic products 825,937 0.43 845,420-2.30
70 Glass and glassware 2,819,363 1.47 1,788,52657.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,273,773 0.66 1,319,982-3.50
72 Iron and steel 872,262 0.45 594,29046.77
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,744,828 0.91 1,723,4701.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 728,436 0.38 263,446176.50
75 Nickel and articles thereof 355,214 0.19 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 571,756 0.30 518,29410.31
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,347 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5,449 0.00 816567.77
80 Tin and articles thereof 3,353 0.00 6,265-46.48
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 147,335 0.08 306,656-51.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 85,917 0.04 69,70323.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 274,712 0.14 340,543-19.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,386,895 3.85 6,382,74815.73
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 4,695,197 2.45 4,211,98111.47
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 18,324 0.01 9,23398.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,593,243 0.83 2,091,268-23.81
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 53,972-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 504,476 0.26 378,64333.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11,543 0.01 29,975-61.49
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 66,535-100.00
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 486,281 0.25 368,47831.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 26,020 0.01 46,661-44.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 693,410 0.36 578,16319.93
SS Classified 0 0.00 43 831-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 63.25% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (63.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.07% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (11.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.67% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (10.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.36% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (5.46% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.17% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (2.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.48% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (1.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $11,450,870;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,904,008;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,746,615;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $1,469,885;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $1,202,843;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $716,301;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $402,634;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $361,534.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $1,991,406;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $1,481,800;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,254,574;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,002,663;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $774,949;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $516,584;
  • 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 $345,949;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $334,343;
  • 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 $309,186;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $294,305;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $287,937.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,895,373 2.18 2,183,310-13.19
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,922,159 2.21 3,913,565-50.88
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 738,644 0.85 669,76610.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 45,617,257 52.49 34,166,38733.52
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 32,527 0.04 72,202-54.95
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 213,935 0.25 23,356815.97
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 31,378 0.04 24,15529.90
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14,941 0.02 1,496,741-99.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 502,906 0.58 1,019,490-50.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 3,361-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,861,428 4.44 4,155,733-7.08
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 141,309 0.16 322,881-56.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 825,333 0.95 463,79977.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 65,953 0.08 71,022-7.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,773 0.02 58,530-74.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 560 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 19,056 0.02 17,9905.93
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,824,295 2.10 1,421,66128.32
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,026 0.00 1,170-12.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 29,752 0.03 22,03835.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 37,652 0.04 40,765-7.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 45,930 0.05 16,509178.21
45 Cork and articles of cork 12,634 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 341,786 0.39 1,116,735-69.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,932 0.01 3193,953.92
52 Cotton 1,956,545 2.25 486,660302.04
54 Man-made filaments 233,186 0.27 483,175-51.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 72,783 0.08 272,897-73.33
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9,743 0.01 6,84542.34
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,950,947 5.70 3,046,93962.49
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,523,845 4.05 1,777,23098.28
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 227,070 0.26 308,766-26.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,119,110 2.44 2,453,453-13.63
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,111 0.00 50,126-95.79
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 350-100.00
69 Ceramic products 70,688 0.08 0
70 Glass and glassware 54,940 0.06 120,959-54.58
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 24,558-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 1,464-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 479,899 0.55 1,734,473-72.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,127,770 1.30 974,23015.76
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,202,843 1.38 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20,731 0.02 20,2522.37
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 611,218 0.70 449,44935.99
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 327,700 0.38 238,71837.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 885,866 1.02 718,35823.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,027,241 4.63 5,029,904-19.93
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 2,502,826 2.88 2,848,775-12.14
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 39,334 0.05 20,79989.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 39,801 0.05 39,0471.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 921,267 1.06 204,966349.47
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 238,986 0.27 548,172-56.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,650 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 250,748 0.29 328,826-23.74
SS Classified 2,802,946 3.23 2 341 23419.72

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