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Russian trade in goods with Moldova in Q1 2019

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 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Moldova totaled $452,638,326, up 10.45% ($42,839,156) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $358,681,799, up 11.32% ($36,471,031) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $93,956,527, up 7.27% ($6,368,125) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $264,725,272, a 12.83% increase ($30,102,906) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Moldova was Russia’s 51st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 54th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2875% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2600% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Moldova was Russia’s 47th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 45th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.3436% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3128% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Moldova was Russia’s 59th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 61st in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1771% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1604% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 72.76% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (72.55% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.55% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (10.44% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.89% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (4.79% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.84% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (5.72% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.27% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.57% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.71% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.82% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $27,140,667;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,742,835;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,385,666;
  • 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 $1,970,163;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $1,589,114;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,411,043;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,179,487.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $4,310,855;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1,601,453.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
01 Live animals 0 0.00 244-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 132,100 0.04 44729,452.57
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 513,059 0.14 471,8658.73
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 47,061 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,319,812 0.37 140,325840.54
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 19,534-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,455,030 0.41 1,207,77620.47
10 Cereals 221,845 0.06 657,082-66.24
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,229,400 0.34 1,585,532-22.46
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 228,282 0.06 313,511-27.19
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 586 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,121,649 0.31 1,020,4819.91
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 724,952 0.20 244,025197.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 837,494 0.23 645,95229.65
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,893,541 0.53 1,336,40541.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,077,326 0.58 1,919,4888.22
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 151,141 0.04 155,887-3.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,251,078 1.46 5,193,7001.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,022,584 0.56 2,089,008-3.18
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 339,856 0.09 347,550-2.21
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,397,698 0.39 1,081,22029.27
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 94,863 0.03 35,536166.95
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 287-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 260,884,313 72.73 233,743,64611.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 499,010 0.14 437,42614.08
29 Organic chemicals 117,499 0.03 161,925-27.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,534,558 1.26 4,493,6740.91
31 Fertilizers 13,129,320 3.66 17,440,175-24.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 677,540 0.19 672,5470.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,885,080 0.53 1,883,1650.10
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 757,016 0.21 654,95915.58
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 38,295 0.01 16,388133.68
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 56,795 0.02 64,213-11.55
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,906 0.00 1,264367.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,619,930 0.73 1,925,90836.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,561,152 0.99 3,708,981-3.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,788,788 0.78 2,162,24228.98
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 41,853 0.01 278,852-84.99
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13,889 0.00 12,59610.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,418,218 0.67 1,890,12727.94
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,719 0.00 14,466-81.20
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 279 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,533 0.00 2,258145.04
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,205,547 0.89 3,558,284-9.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 487,873 0.14 399,10022.24
52 Cotton 215,321 0.06 453,413-52.51
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 724 0.00 23,240-96.88
54 Man-made filaments 13,992 0.00 21,693-35.50
55 Man-made staple fibers 5,452 0.00 56,033-90.27
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 190,259 0.05 58,880223.13
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 97,484 0.03 80012,085.50
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 27,146 0.01 7,168278.71
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 58,266 0.02 63,625-8.42
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,589,436 0.44 322493,513.66
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 162,458 0.05 1,763,911-90.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 151,179 0.04 170,234-11.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 29,273 0.01 34,931-16.20
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 72,683 0.02 86,808-16.27
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,679 0.00 6,344-57.77
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 229 0.00 1,237-81.49
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5,822 0.00 2362,366.95
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,294,141 0.36 1,308,590-1.10
69 Ceramic products 582,108 0.16 443,72231.19
70 Glass and glassware 2,260,454 0.63 2,594,319-12.87
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,816,074 0.51 1,261,34443.98
72 Iron and steel 4,281,393 1.19 1,538,558178.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,752,021 0.49 1,208,37844.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 970,554 0.27 1,044,530-7.08
75 Nickel and articles thereof 170,503 0.05 338,879-49.69
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 503,957 0.14 539,662-6.62
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 395-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 32 0.00 547-94.15
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,498-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 56,985 0.02 81,954-30.47
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 204,829 0.06 67,389203.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 201,432 0.06 238,004-15.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,448,717 2.36 7,037,67420.05
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 7,042,571 1.96 5,072,40838.84
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 0 0.00 15,784-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,196,344 1.45 2,810,67884.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 444,353 0.12 498,199-10.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13,407 0.00 8,85751.37
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6,156 0.00 27,043-77.24
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 443,189 0.12 454,683-2.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 51,323 0.01 43,63317.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 826,464 0.23 698,92518.25
SS Classified 701,919 0.20 136 189415.40

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 74.15% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (71.13% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.97% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (11.41% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.94% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (5.72% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.05% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (5.06% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.81% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (3.63% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $6,884,729;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $2,015,979;
  • 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 $1,212,012;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $628,429.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,149,560;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $716,446;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $585,941;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $583,309;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $536,925;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $347,512;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $303,652;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $287,253.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
01 Live animals 0 0.00 124-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,312,586 1.40 1,040,43926.16
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 731,324 0.78 676,2298.15
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 18,869 0.02 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,443,622 1.54 2,593,182-44.33
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 58,255,075 62.00 51,370,34613.40
10 Cereals 4,397 0.00 48,025-90.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,511,129 1.61 1,858,641-18.70
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 93,799 0.10 252,906-62.91
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,374 0.00 34,025-93.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14,860 0.02 13,40110.89
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,366,362 2.52 350,383575.36
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 2,604-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,879,781 4.13 4,026,974-3.66
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 368-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 31,420 0.03 29,8005.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 594,984 0.63 882,237-32.56
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,317 0.01 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 17,323-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,973 0.01 38,589-79.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,030,551 2.16 2,240,408-9.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 371-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 12,913 0.01 17,483-26.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 31,887 0.03 29,6647.49
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 5,180-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 452,640 0.48 485,682-6.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17,437 0.02 2,645559.24
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 17,999-100.00
52 Cotton 1,217,697 1.30 1,803,638-32.49
54 Man-made filaments 133,469 0.14 168,687-20.88
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 42,314 0.05 137,902-69.32
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 242,997 0.26 50,076385.26
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,733,356 3.97 3,788,390-1.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,740,290 1.85 2,043,942-14.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 379,141 0.40 158,751138.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,876,974 2.00 1,817,8503.25
65 Headgear and parts thereof 172 0.00 3,245-94.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10,694 0.01 65,155-83.59
69 Ceramic products 11,673 0.01 59,390-80.35
70 Glass and glassware 716,473 0.76 88,044713.77
72 Iron and steel 27,752 0.03 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 353,625 0.38 890,550-60.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 546,662 0.58 1,263,108-56.72
75 Nickel and articles thereof 665,675 0.71 753,694-11.68
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 57,404 0.06 19,036201.55
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 509,654 0.54 474,5197.40
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 112,998 0.12 297,587-62.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 590,447 0.63 729,977-19.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,726,032 1.84 2,309,341-25.26
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 3,686,107 3.92 2,474,09548.99
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 17,561 0.02 16,2568.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 26,856 0.03 12,372117.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 126,452 0.13 201,877-37.36
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 77,546 0.08 131,286-40.93
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16,299 0.02 10,01262.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 253,862 0.27 217,54316.70
SS Classified 2,234,045 2.38 1 567 05142.56
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia