Russian foreign trade
reports and reviews

Russian trade in goods with Moldova in Q3 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 third quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Moldova totaled $357,692,647, up 0.58% ($2,046,376) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $263,593,090, down 1.15% ($3,075,981) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $94,099,557, up 5.76% ($5,122,357) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $169,493,533, a 4.61% decrease ($8,198,338) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Moldova was Russia’s 59th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 55th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2156% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2067% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Moldova was Russia’s 54th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 49th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2551% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2377% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Moldova was Russia’s 60th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 58th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1504% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1486% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 49.74% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (55.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.85% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (14.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.46% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (7.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.12% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (9.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.66% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (4.90% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.52% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (3.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.27% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $6,229,620;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $4,167,381;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $1,903,499;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,217,931;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $966,061;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $888,605.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $15,766,418;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $2,447,334;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,614,136;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,489,913;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,040,860.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 111 0.00 9,789-98.87
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 59,419 0.02 72,443-17.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 568,437 0.22 519,1609.49
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 106,700 0.04 54,98294.06
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 13,096 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,270,159 0.48 1,410,314-9.94
10 Cereals 85,607 0.03 127,029-32.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,448,954 0.55 1,049,18938.10
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 115,088 0.04 154,059-25.30
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 448-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,387,943 0.53 1,013,47736.95
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 554,368 0.21 364,55052.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,862,402 1.84 695,021599.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,126,561 0.81 1,237,95671.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,622,852 1.00 1,892,03838.63
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 176,414 0.07 130,44035.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,330,785 2.40 6,003,8525.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,808,263 1.82 3,590,33233.92
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 236,737 0.09 361,697-34.55
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 790,582 0.30 630,09225.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 115,612 0.04 93,27323.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 130,984,901 49.69 146,751,319-10.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 356,360 0.14 564,655-36.89
29 Organic chemicals 241,699 0.09 190,64226.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,495,581 1.71 4,224,9926.40
31 Fertilizers 23,087,797 8.76 16,858,17736.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 798,846 0.30 859,837-7.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,336,526 0.89 2,150,9648.63
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 951,963 0.36 899,0135.89
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 64,993 0.02 43,36249.88
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 63,810 0.02 97,281-34.41
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,288 0.00 5,481-3.52
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,625,468 1.00 2,580,0051.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,882,514 2.23 6,923,374-15.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,492,150 1.32 3,350,5744.23
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 255,012 0.10 208,22522.47
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,681 0.00 27,810-68.78
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10,126 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,692,580 1.78 3,726,51925.92
45 Cork and articles of cork 97 0.00 11,686-99.17
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 68 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,941 0.00 5,962-50.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,096,788 1.55 4,470,097-8.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 492,248 0.19 1,052,193-53.22
52 Cotton 110,609 0.04 189,129-41.52
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,341 0.00 7,081-81.06
54 Man-made filaments 61,785 0.02 46,22133.67
55 Man-made staple fibers 29,580 0.01 4,317585.20
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 232,648 0.09 161,30444.23
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 247,756 0.09 42,042489.31
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9,506 0.00 17,854-46.76
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 104,457 0.04 52,89997.46
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,912,197 0.73 8,69821,884.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 277,064 0.11 2,724,398-89.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 109,460 0.04 87,93924.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 97,805 0.04 52,47186.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 124,497 0.05 115,5757.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 13,741 0.01 7,81675.81
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 929 0.00 1,023-9.19
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 12,546 0.00 2062,630.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,045,016 1.16 3,307,867-7.95
69 Ceramic products 1,031,765 0.39 1,074,971-4.02
70 Glass and glassware 3,123,540 1.18 2,875,8318.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,910,026 0.72 1,587,99720.28
72 Iron and steel 6,522,957 2.47 8,137,093-19.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,055,400 1.16 2,318,99631.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,011,714 0.38 627,78561.16
75 Nickel and articles thereof 383,153 0.15 443,343-13.58
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 768,420 0.29 594,50429.25
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,726-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,677 0.00 5,330-68.54
80 Tin and articles thereof 387 0.00 7,753-95.01
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 101,124 0.04 160,679-37.06
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 118,195 0.04 196,878-39.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 324,627 0.12 574,314-43.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,134,042 4.60 12,511,856-3.02
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 8,084,882 3.07 7,466,9268.28
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 30,051 0.01 2,847955.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,901,330 1.10 4,391,243-33.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 889,835 0.34 793,03212.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 26,392 0.01 10,712146.38
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 904,321 0.34 594,14152.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 183,490 0.07 49,424271.26
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 981,589 0.37 750,90830.72
SS Classified 86,709 0.03 251 819-65.57

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.16% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (68.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 12.39% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (13.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.69% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (4.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.55% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (6.46% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.16% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (3.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.61% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (0.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4,954,586;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,686,997;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,440,616;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,267,603;
  • 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 $1,244,763;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,018,899;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $915,683;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $464,338;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $390,552;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $334,856.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $7,730,188;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1,100,385;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $467,570;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $294,581.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 110 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 933,253 0.99 2,033,638-54.11
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,975,420 2.10 1,855,5996.46
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,807,834 1.92 892,151102.64
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 42,360,245 45.02 50,090,433-15.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 27,293 0.03 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,192 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 193,553 0.21 196,210-1.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 903-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 22,496 0.02 57,845-61.11
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,111,747 1.18 917,13221.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,295,355 6.69 4,854,73929.67
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 239,351-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 448,765 0.48 586,515-23.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 69,764-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 10,856-100.00
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 0 0.00 7,008-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 30,103 0.03 60,075-49.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,492,817 2.65 2,157,96115.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 176 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 57,805 0.06 70,071-17.51
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 83,781 0.09 5,5281,415.58
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,979 0.00 42,732-93.03
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,509,692 1.60 242,089523.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 31 0.00 30,456-99.90
52 Cotton 1,311,994 1.39 1,396,840-6.07
54 Man-made filaments 782,834 0.83 318,496145.79
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 63,788 0.07 139,440-54.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 169,773 0.18 308,556-44.98
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,127,914 3.32 3,422,495-8.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,113,898 4.37 3,993,2933.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 124,565 0.13 7,8781,481.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,963,069 2.09 2,095,929-6.34
65 Headgear and parts thereof 513 0.00 256100.39
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 18,801 0.02 0
69 Ceramic products 25,675 0.03 37,276-31.12
70 Glass and glassware 1,099,745 1.17 80,8461,260.30
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 340 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 4,954,586 5.27 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 495,083 0.53 483,4962.40
74 Copper and articles thereof 570,302 0.61 574,048-0.65
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,181,716 1.26 1,153,0012.49
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 132,713 0.14 20,508547.13
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 599,299 0.64 543,48710.27
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 222,521 0.24 294,742-24.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 962,317 1.02 735,97330.75
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,272,831 3.48 2,882,27913.55
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 3,384,756 3.60 2,139,99358.17
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 9,113 0.01 27,052-66.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 35 0.00 71,875-99.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,318,149 2.46 631,152267.29
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 55,901 0.06 523,471-89.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,973 0.01 10,153-31.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 348,467 0.37 207,38868.03
SS Classified 3,424,239 3.64 2 456 22139.41
Share the publication on:
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia