Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Moldova in 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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Moldova totaled $1,217,202,755, up 4.87% ($56,490,826) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2017 were $864,505,975, down 5.21% ($47,510,955) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2017 totaled $352,696,780, up 41.82% ($104,001,781) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in 2017 was $511,809,195, a 22.84% decrease ($151,512,736) over 2016.

Moldova was Russia’s 61st largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 56th in 2016), accounting for 0.2084% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2481% in 2016).

Moldova was Russia’s 52nd largest export market in 2017 (down from 49th in 2016), accounting for 0.2421% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3195% in 2016).

Moldova was Russia’s 63rd largest supplier in 2017 (up from 65th in 2016), accounting for 0.1554% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1364% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 60.11% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (68.18% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.11% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (11.98% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.68% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (7.06% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.68% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (5.11% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.74% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (2.03% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.21% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.54% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.57% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.15% in 2016).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $7,446,553;
  • 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 $6,867,733;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6,529,210;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $4,363,423;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,816,296;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,930,006;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $2,594,314.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2017 over 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 $102,137,075.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 862 0.00 243,000.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 743,828 0.09 708,3795.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,902,875 0.22 2,368,559-19.66
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 207,792 0.02 34,276506.23
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 387,327 0.04 390,155-0.72
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 50,352 0.01 41612,003.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,421,000 0.74 5,085,92326.25
10 Cereals 2,335,808 0.27 1,334,40375.05
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,698,167 0.66 6,397,983-10.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 392,530 0.05 129,437203.26
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 82 0.00 279-70.61
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,655,097 0.65 5,861,124-3.52
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,765,396 0.32 2,894,777-4.47
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,624,904 0.30 2,515,8334.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,069,985 0.70 5,365,80513.12
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,843,743 0.91 6,845,34214.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 777,863 0.09 768,0371.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 23,466,519 2.71 19,103,09622.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,758,915 0.43 1,719,064118.66
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,124,156 0.13 999,86012.43
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,831,509 0.33 1,853,81052.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 164,345 0.02 176,091-6.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 519,519,943 60.09 621,657,018-16.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,503,537 0.17 2,692,543-44.16
29 Organic chemicals 774,698 0.09 942,758-17.83
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,990,609 1.97 15,775,9987.70
31 Fertilizers 50,924,820 5.89 43,478,26717.13
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,754,423 0.32 2,631,0794.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,328,915 0.96 7,202,36915.64
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 3,457,465 0.40 3,114,34611.02
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 97,003 0.01 93,0214.28
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 985,586 0.11 420,633134.31
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 123 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,789,422 0.79 7,008,429-3.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18,124,504 2.10 14,308,20826.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,285,558 1.31 11,620,167-2.88
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,306,489 0.15 1,136,58914.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 124,762 0.01 56,086122.45
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 232 0.00 38,740-99.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,604,696 1.11 8,042,26119.43
45 Cork and articles of cork 21,540 0.00 14,84445.11
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 478 0.00 42013.81
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 22,510 0.00 23,440-3.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,455,750 1.33 8,525,74434.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,620,176 0.30 1,922,35836.30
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 4,135-100.00
52 Cotton 888,750 0.10 802,89810.69
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 18,529 0.00 20,323-8.83
54 Man-made filaments 158,841 0.02 115,24137.83
55 Man-made staple fibers 192,232 0.02 145,66131.97
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 706,486 0.08 550,91328.24
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 55,608 0.01 1,5723,437.40
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 114,399 0.01 7,1751,494.41
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 174,095 0.02 192,119-9.38
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 405,821 0.05 477,858-15.07
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9,581,004 1.11 7,113,93534.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 553,719 0.06 454,43421.85
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 145,805 0.02 118,24423.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 555,685 0.06 423,81131.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 40,005 0.00 20,03099.73
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,575 0.00 728116.35
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,087 0.00 224,840.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,625,778 1.00 7,770,46711.01
69 Ceramic products 2,428,596 0.28 2,687,241-9.62
70 Glass and glassware 9,964,036 1.15 7,369,72235.20
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,642,193 0.65 4,622,04422.07
72 Iron and steel 4,299,798 0.50 3,413,19825.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,250,584 0.72 5,967,1954.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,719,647 0.31 1,183,119129.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,773,653 0.21 10,84816,250.05
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,178,709 0.25 1,398,06855.84
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,588 0.00 1,32595.32
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8,400 0.00 3,926113.96
80 Tin and articles thereof 12,945 0.00 9,21240.52
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 501,765 0.06 750,983-33.19
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 387,723 0.04 359,8967.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 971,067 0.11 926,0834.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 26,277,919 3.04 19,748,70933.06
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 21,743,744 2.52 14,876,01146.17
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 166,689 0.02 121,26637.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,624,617 0.88 9,746,176-21.77
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 1,934,708 0.22 2,014,816-3.98
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 103,082 0.01 64,50759.80
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6,041 0.00 66,535-90.92
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 1,514,017 0.18 1,278,61218.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 215,422 0.02 215,889-0.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,578,123 0.30 1,363,81889.04
SS Classified 1,064,196 0.12 286 224271.81

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 67.90% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (60.48% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.55% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (11.95% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.87% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (11.53% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.21% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (6.53% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.04% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (3.47% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.62% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (1.28% in 2016).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $83,041,182;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $7,192,237;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $4,632,786;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $4,315,883;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $4,151,812;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $3,264,885;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2,369,316;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1,843,817;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,486,062;
  • 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 $1,127,797.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3,129,153;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $2,838,938;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,344,318;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,099,011;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $1,285,005;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,096,067.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,897,360 2.24 7,117,06710.96
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,712,007 1.90 7,997,012-16.07
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 276,457 0.08 217,56327.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,095,160 2.01 2,943,348141.06
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 190,238,317 53.94 107,197,13577.47
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 14,596 0.00 1,502871.77
10 Cereals 535,335 0.15 899,116-40.46
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,139 0.00 11,235-80.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,844,269 0.81 2,018,03140.94
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,315 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 891,866 0.25 146,356509.38
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 164,727 0.05 218,910-24.75
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 310,806 0.09 3,149,744-90.13
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,965,194 0.84 5,064,205-41.45
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,916 0.00 3,36176.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 19,335,509 5.48 12,143,27259.23
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,400 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 181,658 0.05 1,277,725-85.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,120,422 0.88 2,540,94122.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 202,516 0.06 179,81012.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 59,785 0.02 136,530-56.21
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 39,746 0.01 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 560 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 98,907 0.03 48,423104.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,191,040 2.04 5,704,97826.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,649 0.00 8,600-69.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 136,754 0.04 134,5421.64
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 189,242 0.05 114,26165.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 57,357 0.02 61,440-6.65
45 Cork and articles of cork 39,553 0.01 31,11827.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,030,177 0.58 3,057,192-33.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 51,080 0.01 26,81490.50
52 Cotton 6,708,457 1.90 3,443,57294.81
54 Man-made filaments 933,144 0.26 1,073,840-13.10
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 829,890 0.24 1,158,187-28.35
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 14,825 0.00 31,156-52.42
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8,140 0.00 9,998-18.58
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 17,104,316 4.85 12,788,43333.75
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,534,576 1.85 4,165,26056.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 630,864 0.18 882,292-28.50
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,965,773 2.26 6,121,95630.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,261 0.00 50,126-95.49
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 17,781 0.01 4,934260.38
69 Ceramic products 196,928 0.06 0
70 Glass and glassware 268,418 0.08 667,731-59.80
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 48,342-100.00
72 Iron and steel 42,282 0.01 1,4642,788.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,847,668 0.81 5,976,821-52.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,147,549 1.18 4,494,203-7.71
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,633,538 1.31 752616,061.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 115,870 0.03 117,032-0.99
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,392,912 0.68 1,982,37520.71
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 893,671 0.25 1,105,320-19.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,316,993 0.94 2,571,13929.01
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,640,614 4.15 16,984,932-13.80
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 10,842,833 3.07 9,715,03611.61
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 102,337 0.03 73,98538.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 94,000 0.03 160,069-41.28
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,075,886 0.59 1,735,63919.60
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 131 0.00 0
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 1,392,964 0.39 1,464,485-4.88
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,749 0.00 2,319277.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 995,375 0.28 1,288,726-22.76
SS Classified 10,243,216 2.90 8 124 64426.08
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia