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Russian trade in goods with Moldova in Q4 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 fourth quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In the 4th quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Moldova totaled $485,821,187, up 16.81% ($69,925,503) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $381,961,835, up 30.03% ($88,213,470) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2018 were $103,859,352, down 14.97% ($18,287,967) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2018 was $278,102,483, a 62.06% increase ($106,501,437) over the 4th quarter of 2017.

Moldova was Russia’s 52nd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 56th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2600% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2488% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Moldova was Russia’s 48th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 53rd in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3068% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2856% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Moldova was Russia’s 60th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2018 (down from 59th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1666% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1900% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2018 (and in the 4th quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 67.38% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (65.03% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.56% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (10.73% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.10% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (6.92% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.88% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (8.80% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.58% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (2.41% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.96% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.96% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.89% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.14% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th 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 $66,287,354;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $9,145,266;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4,462,560;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,250,052;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,048,738;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,206,897.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 139,930 0.04 204,221-31.48
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 626,990 0.16 567,21610.54
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 535,486 0.14 107,960396.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 65,472 0.02 19,872229.47
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,264,823 0.59 2,269,317-0.20
10 Cereals 121,127 0.03 959,568-87.38
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,709,782 0.45 1,990,277-14.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 454,635 0.12 236,30092.40
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 82-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,270,005 0.33 1,516,518-16.26
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,129,530 0.30 1,159,044-2.55
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,081,102 0.28 863,69625.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,872,780 0.75 2,721,4065.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,007,447 0.79 2,486,87120.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 176,888 0.05 222,871-20.63
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,504,974 1.96 7,765,742-3.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,255,526 0.59 1,048,629115.09
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 341,611 0.09 305,98311.64
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 706,538 0.18 1,395,341-49.36
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 93,928 0.02 56,41766.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 257,268,003 67.35 190,980,64934.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 389,253 0.10 566,602-31.30
29 Organic chemicals 353,154 0.09 242,28545.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,621,409 1.21 5,517,652-16.24
31 Fertilizers 20,547,427 5.38 11,402,16180.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 428,167 0.11 374,94514.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,383,488 0.62 2,603,279-8.44
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 980,096 0.26 972,6410.77
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 39,217 0.01 21,53282.13
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 118,244 0.03 83,01742.43
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,216 0.00 526,084.62
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,189,582 0.57 1,468,45149.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,727,051 1.24 4,553,4803.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,545,777 0.93 3,699,299-4.15
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 223,767 0.06 222,4370.60
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30,109 0.01 33,733-10.74
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9,113 0.00 2323,828.02
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,306,688 0.87 2,296,44743.99
45 Cork and articles of cork 8,290 0.00 11,387-27.20
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,887 0.00 2381,533.19
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,768 0.00 5,01035.09
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,517,355 0.92 2,901,18921.24
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 645,540 0.17 546,95618.02
52 Cotton 339,367 0.09 281,75620.45
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 13,406 0.00 7671,647.85
54 Man-made filaments 35,940 0.01 34,4264.40
55 Man-made staple fibers 78,525 0.02 10,596641.08
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 122,282 0.03 113,0598.16
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 122,714 0.03 95129,072.63
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 12,698 0.00 9,69730.95
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 59,384 0.02 48,43322.61
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 749,387 0.20 204,732266.03
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,411,426 0.37 2,204,291-35.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 239,976 0.06 255,453-6.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 63,601 0.02 38,54864.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 141,639 0.04 129,3279.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 20,183 0.01 15,14833.24
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 376 0.00 675-44.30
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,189 0.00 688363.52
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,852,963 0.49 1,808,7472.44
69 Ceramic products 752,228 0.20 666,40712.88
70 Glass and glassware 2,789,050 0.73 2,585,0477.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,968,351 0.52 1,741,53213.02
72 Iron and steel 4,626,545 1.21 2,376,49394.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,724,193 0.71 1,748,15855.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 742,132 0.19 832,733-10.88
75 Nickel and articles thereof 479,739 0.13 669,587-28.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 730,701 0.19 818,909-10.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 241-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,005-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 149,258 0.04 151,266-1.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 99,223 0.03 171,889-42.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 307,383 0.08 304,2061.04
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,281,925 2.69 8,233,18724.88
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 9,156,488 2.40 9,232,879-0.83
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 88,648 0.02 100,985-12.22
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,548,300 1.71 2,085,740213.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,030,116 0.27 674,81652.65
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16,143 0.00 41,283-60.90
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 6,041-100.00
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 922,703 0.24 534,06072.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 145,440 0.04 138,3565.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 768,069 0.20 753,5361.93
SS Classified 663,969 0.17 322 566105.84

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2018 (and in the 4th quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 70.57% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (73.42% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.05% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (8.16% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.04% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (7.84% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.31% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (5.09% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.03% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (2.01% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $5,722,505;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,071,743;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $809,236;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $792,263;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $665,606;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $500,476;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $484,650.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $18,659,072;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3,406,934;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,632,862;
  • 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 $1,449,574;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,075,733;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $893,152;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $636,270.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
01 Live animals 9,107 0.01 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,701,353 2.60 2,727,737-0.97
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,506,947 1.45 1,022,29747.41
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 260,710 0.25 276,457-5.70
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,682,079 1.62 2,575,231-34.68
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 56,106,255 54.02 74,765,327-24.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 660,482 0.64 160,006312.79
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 2,315-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 296,116 0.29 290,8181.82
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 61,342-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 34,945 0.03 74,323-52.98
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,255,107 6.02 532,6021,074.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 435-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,782,405 3.64 7,189,339-47.39
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 1,400-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 515,215 0.50 595,919-13.54
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 78,045 0.08 71,8738.59
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 0 0.00 39,746-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 40,552 0.04 45,805-11.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,515,295 2.42 1,706,05947.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,044 0.00 227359.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 93,322 0.09 42,272120.77
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,577 0.00 59,307-93.97
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,188 0.00 8,136-60.82
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 688,495 0.66 627,7609.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11,625 0.01 29,715-60.88
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 15,400 0.01 0
52 Cotton 1,018,899 0.98 1,655,169-38.44
54 Man-made filaments 359,600 0.35 113,975215.51
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 281,830 0.27 327,240-13.88
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 4,531-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 102,807 0.10 17604,647.06
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,864,068 4.68 5,002,036-2.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,236,002 2.15 1,164,25992.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 217,392 0.21 149,04845.85
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,342,187 1.29 1,551,207-13.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 173 0.00 15015.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 12,411-100.00
69 Ceramic products 11,248 0.01 86,728-87.03
70 Glass and glassware 722,045 0.70 56,4391,179.34
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 42,282-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 447,344 0.43 1,523,077-70.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,008,295 0.97 1,142,914-11.78
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,137,241 1.09 1,313,074-13.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 49,722 0.05 42,82616.10
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 650,860 0.63 671,078-3.01
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 80,715 0.08 289,019-72.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,097,165 1.06 1,191,114-7.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,327,142 2.24 4,960,004-53.08
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 2,607,418 2.51 4,056,992-35.73
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 47,061 0.05 34,68435.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 29,429-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,289,926 1.24 497,663159.20
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 131-100.00
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 103,498 0.10 348,260-70.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 26,958 0.03 5,935354.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 179,684 0.17 162,66010.47
SS Classified 4,388,808 4.23 2 806 51956.38
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia