Russian foreign trade
reports and reviews

Russian trade in goods with Moldova in Q2 2018

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 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Moldova totaled $308,768,908, up 44.34% ($94,850,118) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $233,727,892, up 58.86% ($86,599,104) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $75,041,016, up 12.35% ($8,251,014) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $158,686,876, a 97.52% increase ($78,348,090) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Moldova was Russia’s 62nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 66th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1807% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1531% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Moldova was Russia’s 56th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 61st in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2121% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1752% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Moldova was Russia’s 65th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 63rd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1236% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1197% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 53.44% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (47.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.28% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (18.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.86% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (10.78% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.49% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (8.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.40% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (2.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.00% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (3.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.62% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (2.27% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $54,482,027;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $5,344,487;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,982,036;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,607,423;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,986,676;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2,888,468;
  • 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 $2,408,214;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,341,374;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,094,798;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,092,998;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $936,158;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $917,926;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $899,451.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $743,650.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 3,211 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 58,858 0.03 239,561-75.43
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 478,867 0.20 387,00523.74
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 140,179-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 60,046 0.03 37,84758.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 8,747-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,117,657 0.48 1,300,740-14.08
10 Cereals 621,400 0.27 436,57242.34
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,099,978 0.47 914,71020.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 214,053 0.09 38,071462.25
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,079,730 0.46 1,823,380-40.78
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 743,314 0.32 483,55753.72
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 674,326 0.29 562,96319.78
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,354,487 0.58 1,303,5693.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,778,323 0.76 1,783,093-0.27
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 194,381 0.08 123,22057.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,237,441 2.24 4,819,3178.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,679,804 1.57 791,336365.01
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 229,050 0.10 230,929-0.81
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,414,972 1.89 432,936919.77
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 39,957 0.02 29,59835.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 124,858,436 53.42 70,376,40977.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 530,927 0.23 248,632113.54
29 Organic chemicals 94,835 0.04 189,073-49.84
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,828,194 2.07 3,735,19629.26
31 Fertilizers 16,340,428 6.99 10,995,94148.60
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,035,645 0.44 743,90639.22
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,143,875 0.92 1,907,41412.40
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 982,326 0.42 957,9032.55
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 45,814 0.02 29,60954.73
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 803,538 0.34 675,33318.98
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,311 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,600,498 1.11 1,259,124106.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,501,305 2.35 4,601,85419.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,134,356 1.34 2,039,55853.68
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 287,412 0.12 323,359-11.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30,352 0.01 27,7569.35
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,640,381 1.13 2,031,36529.98
45 Cork and articles of cork 14,528 0.01 10,15343.09
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 243 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,050 0.00 9,562-78.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,762,060 1.61 2,825,90233.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 584,826 0.25 516,69113.19
52 Cotton 404,406 0.17 284,48742.15
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5,884 0.00 8,839-33.43
54 Man-made filaments 39,027 0.02 35,9568.54
55 Man-made staple fibers 110,750 0.05 35,968207.91
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 265,294 0.11 267,338-0.76
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,910 0.00 2041,816.67
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 35,675 0.02 31,64812.72
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 45,955 0.02 27,90664.68
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9,678 0.00 13,323-27.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,532,361 1.08 2,357,6627.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 139,596 0.06 103,28235.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 52,285 0.02 38,38736.20
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 122,110 0.05 123,924-1.46
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12,827 0.01 9,65032.92
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 437 0.00 38214.40
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,092 0.00 188480.85
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,261,556 0.97 1,802,53225.47
69 Ceramic products 628,602 0.27 462,78035.83
70 Glass and glassware 2,848,328 1.22 2,559,59111.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,789,769 0.77 1,459,22222.65
72 Iron and steel 3,447,537 1.48 460,861648.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,788,357 0.77 1,576,54413.44
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,014,231 0.43 540,83887.53
75 Nickel and articles thereof 504,145 0.22 491,9492.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 512,958 0.22 394,68329.97
79 Zinc and articles thereof 16 0.00 1,053-98.48
80 Tin and articles thereof 17,916 0.01 6,460177.34
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 140,614 0.06 146,604-4.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 192,503 0.08 94,312104.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 318,934 0.14 285,54211.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,485,159 4.06 5,877,73661.37
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 6,472,464 2.77 4,064,25059.25
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 5,211 0.00 16,856-69.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,230,284 1.38 2,312,35839.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 651,610 0.28 432,76250.57
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16,538 0.01 16,682-0.86
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 430,424 0.18 228,41188.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 130,403 0.06 37,966243.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 754,851 0.32 615,02522.74
SS Classified 0 0.00 512 557-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 62.96% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (60.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 12.29% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (10.60% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.81% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (10.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.41% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (8.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.05% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (4.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $11,961,164;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $2,377,137;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $864,852;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $429,870;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $372,983;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $332,353.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,730,895;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,200,313;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,172,954;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $1,027,330;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $903,402;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $829,516;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $602,046;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $534,949;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $517,377;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $468,376.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,071,777 1.43 1,901,293-43.63
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 998,163 1.33 1,901,565-47.51
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 200,727 0.27 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 493,756 0.66 2,224,651-77.81
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 38,620,562 51.47 26,659,39844.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,354 0.01 9,270-20.67
10 Cereals 133,402 0.18 46,095189.41
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 2,139-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 726,827 0.97 859,611-15.45
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,810 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 367,203 0.49 290,48526.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 17,430 0.02 39,106-55.43
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 27,808 0.04 196,417-85.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 673,478 0.90 1,141,854-41.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 5,481-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,725,619 4.96 4,898,573-23.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 177,800 0.24 0
29 Organic chemicals 64 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 895,023 1.19 1,429,972-37.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 74,899 0.10 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 12,662-100.00
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 26,979 0.04 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 59,504 0.08 20,977183.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,730,189 3.64 1,865,33746.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,069 0.00 1621,794.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 50,151 0.07 22,152126.39
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9,792 0.01 63,570-84.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,413 0.00 0
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 6,955-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 421,616 0.56 326,11529.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18,834 0.03 0
52 Cotton 1,234,642 1.65 1,331,874-7.30
54 Man-made filaments 268,001 0.36 332,596-19.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 85,719 0.11 241,148-64.45
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 401 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 380,671 0.51 7,6884,851.50
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,571,645 6.09 2,194,508108.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 443,758 0.59 288,87853.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 247,787 0.33 175,02741.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,989,650 2.65 2,507,027-20.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 52 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,368 0.00 5,370-55.90
69 Ceramic products 39,048 0.05 37,4994.13
70 Glass and glassware 58,908 0.08 52,17112.91
73 Articles of iron or steel 818,005 1.09 694,13917.84
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,133,524 1.51 1,007,97312.46
75 Nickel and articles thereof 980,033 1.31 2,007,363-51.18
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 28,677 0.04 32,564-11.94
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 489,877 0.65 1,091,923-55.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 387,062 0.52 211,94182.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 970,367 1.29 638,01452.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,809,848 3.74 4,010,161-29.93
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 3,055,547 4.07 2,861,6806.77
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 22,547 0.03 26,293-14.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,607 0.00 24,770-93.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 720,601 0.96 290,731147.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 25 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 115 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 80,126 0.11 201,873-60.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 382 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 191,999 0.26 270,125-28.92
SS Classified 2,489,775 3.32 2 322 8267.19
Share the publication on:
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia