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Russian trade with Moldova in 2011

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 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Moldova totaled $1,952,202,887, up 27.67% ($423,151,295) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2011 totaled $1,483,616,074, up 33.89% ($375,525,147) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2011 totaled $468,586,813, up 11.31% ($47,626,148) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in 2011 was $1,015,029,261, a 47.72% increase ($327,898,999) over 2010.

Moldova was Russia’s 48th largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 47th in 2010), accounting for 0.2374% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2443% in 2010).

Moldova was Russia’s 46th largest export market in 2011 (down from 45th in 2010), accounting for 0.2871% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2791% in 2010).

Moldova was Russia’s 54th largest supplier in 2011 (down from 51st in 2010), accounting for 0.1533% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1839% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 75.76% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (75.46% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.64% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (8.13% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.32% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (5.85% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.88% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (5.16% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.61% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.61% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.60% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.84% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2011 over 2010 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 $287,897,184;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $17,341,805;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $15,694,862;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10,331,475;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $6,720,386;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $5,851,862.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $6,220,766;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $5,715,237.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 0 0.00 44,027-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,072,316 0.07 543,36897.35
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,952,468 0.33 5,028,211-1.51
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 60,152 0.00 88,061-31.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,728 0.00 30,629-91.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,685,248 0.38 4,943,95314.99
10 Cereals 2,705,784 0.18 1,627,27566.28
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,693,799 0.38 2,900,21496.32
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17,605 0.00 60,065-70.69
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 90 0.00 2,223-95.95
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,756,299 0.46 6,085,52811.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,118,999 0.28 4,008,2552.76
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,204,378 0.35 1,266,611310.89
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,663,037 0.38 4,583,08323.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,489,297 0.37 4,864,39412.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,086,293 0.07 1,308,232-16.96
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 19,310,138 1.30 17,261,63311.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,334,772 0.49 13,050,009-43.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,471,466 0.10 1,299,21513.26
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 36,747,934 2.48 21,053,07274.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 712,146 0.05 807,619-11.82
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,123,264,015 75.71 835,366,83134.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,588,944 0.24 4,027,451-10.89
29 Organic chemicals 641,636 0.04 527,21421.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 13,311,106 0.90 11,603,41314.72
31 Fertilizers 19,707,420 1.33 13,855,55842.23
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,605,006 0.11 1,451,44210.58
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,592,097 0.51 6,923,9689.65
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 3,009,519 0.20 2,663,81612.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 447,478 0.03 253,13676.77
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,248,567 0.08 918,51235.93
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,234 0.00 30,495-89.39
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,029,246 0.47 6,397,9229.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,919,467 0.60 7,696,63415.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,788,341 0.79 8,454,25139.44
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 325,950 0.02 403,536-19.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 89,330 0.01 82,8177.86
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 47,688 0.00 45,8913.92
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,319,552 0.49 5,322,87137.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,518 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,439 0.00 603470.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,677,317 0.85 11,591,5439.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,779,794 0.25 3,520,5487.36
50 Silk 815 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 62,989 0.00 19,535222.44
52 Cotton 1,553,407 0.10 663,536134.11
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 47,192 0.00 22,695107.94
54 Man-made filaments 949,460 0.06 597,26558.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 112,556 0.01 519,258-78.32
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 443,862 0.03 493,836-10.12
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 116,125 0.01 80,94743.46
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 78,608 0.01 58,01735.49
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 184,448 0.01 110,51466.90
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 140,830 0.01 117,49419.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,508,687 0.30 105,0764,190.88
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 345,330 0.02 287,16120.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 165,580 0.01 68,720140.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 338,023 0.02 309,1709.33
65 Headgear and parts thereof 24,910 0.00 17,28944.08
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,493 0.00 97752.81
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 224 0.00 19316.06
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9,409,327 0.63 8,258,83713.93
69 Ceramic products 1,024,296 0.07 967,9525.82
70 Glass and glassware 3,603,234 0.24 3,416,5425.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,486,195 0.37 3,102,36376.84
72 Iron and steel 14,214,273 0.96 3,882,798266.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,290,412 0.49 5,534,04031.74
74 Copper and articles thereof 9,632,004 0.65 2,911,618230.81
75 Nickel and articles thereof 47,634 0.00 4,2321,025.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,807,239 0.32 3,437,79239.84
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,000 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 17 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 19,073 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 753,721 0.05 745,7391.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 877,271 0.06 634,06038.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,028,231 0.07 654,09057.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 43,170,457 2.91 25,828,65267.14
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 13,392,921 0.90 10,013,67733.75
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 510,988 0.03 144,740253.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,654,075 0.85 18,874,841-32.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,641,817 0.18 2,289,01215.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 94,292 0.01 54,00774.59
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18 0.00 556-96.76
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 973,875 0.07 788,72023.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 603,973 0.04 248,786142.77
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 262,939 0.02 228,17915.23
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 32,552 0.00 0
SS Classified 1,524,088 0.10 603 882152.38

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 51.55% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (60.62% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 22.72% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (17.59% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.85% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (8.77% in 2010);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.42% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (6.81% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.25% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (2.59% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.04% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (0.45% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $35,953,292;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $11,831,477;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $11,221,954;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6,346,283;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $5,629,321;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $4,421,610;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $4,206,400;
  • 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 $3,836,425;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,061,891;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $2,968,536;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1,953,543;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,891,811;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $1,787,684;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,654,754.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $21,798,443;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $13,941,971;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4,710,821;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $4,253,361;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,694,526;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,156,428;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,720,789;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $1,483,655.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 0 0.00 5,932-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 21,212,495 4.53 9,381,018126.12
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,688,052 0.79 1,900,36894.07
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 612,399 0.13 437,39140.01
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 11,943,174 2.55 7,521,56458.79
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 104,950,595 22.40 93,728,64111.97
10 Cereals 740,592 0.16 235,263214.79
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 52,057 0.01 201,288-74.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,467,739 0.95 3,321,74434.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,069,041 0.23 5,322,402-79.91
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 512,304-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,170,765 0.46 23,969,208-90.94
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 341,195 0.07 592,864-42.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 446,657 0.10 337,47432.35
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 24,720,713 5.28 26,877,141-8.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 7,087-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 51,651,157 11.02 65,593,128-21.26
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,797,075 0.81 1,843,532105.97
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 9,704,170 2.07 13,398,696-27.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,865,455 1.04 1,896,919156.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 955-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,104,527 0.45 1,225,62071.71
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 428,112 0.09 174,126145.86
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 120,020 0.03 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 724 0.00 5,560-86.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 19,392 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,534,148 2.67 9,472,25732.32
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,835 0.00 15,896-82.17
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 176,928 0.04 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 58,848 0.01 50,16617.31
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 59,433 0.01 13,490340.57
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 133,119 0.03 346,723-61.61
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,401 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,968,843 0.42 1,092,64780.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 48,803 0.01 97,349-49.87
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 264 0.00 2,584-89.78
52 Cotton 3,347,975 0.71 2,061,24462.42
54 Man-made filaments 27,384 0.01 238,948-88.54
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,388 0.00 652,035.38
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 17,727,573 3.78 13,521,17331.11
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 940,176 0.20 730,74628.66
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 93,111-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,290,999 0.92 2,636,24562.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,156,079 0.89 2,264,26883.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,399,944 0.73 2,486,91836.71
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,243,730 2.19 4,614,409121.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,001 0.00 16,597-87.94
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 54,445 0.01 1,5723,363.42
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 1,382-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 3,118,211 0.67 4,601,866-32.24
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 706 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 91,820,422 19.60 55,867,13064.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,663,972 1.42 11,374,793-41.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,881,289 0.83 3,544,0869.51
75 Nickel and articles thereof 207,560 0.04 83,626148.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 46,766 0.01 33,75438.55
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 545,803 0.12 689,843-20.88
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 137,941 0.03 554,227-75.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,169,580 0.68 1,899,72966.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21,860,582 4.67 15,514,29940.91
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 17,175,283 3.67 13,338,85828.76
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 487,209 0.10 74,611553.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,862,282 0.40 3,583,071-48.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,767,101 1.02 4,398,5958.38
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 2,909,191 0.62 2,320,59625.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,573,905 0.34 2,253,976-30.17
SS Classified 75,588 0.02 2 579 590-97.07
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia