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Russian trade in goods with Moldova in Q1 2020

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 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Moldova was $380,855,671, down 15.86% ($71,782,655) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $287,167,132, down 19.94% ($71,514,667) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $93,688,539, down 0.29% ($267,988) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $193,478,593, a 26.91% decrease ($71,246,679) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Moldova was Russia’s 54th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 51st in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2679% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2875% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Moldova was Russia’s 49th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 47th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.3227% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3436% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Moldova was Russia’s 61st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 59th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.1762% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1771% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 63.61% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (72.76% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.52% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (8.55% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.89% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (5.84% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.28% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (5.89% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.54% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (2.27% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.19% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.71% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.14% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (0.73% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $5,352,561;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,591,478.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 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 $78,268,129;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3,315,329;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $881,045.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
01 Live animals 12,999 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 101,763 0.04 132,100-22.97
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 510,873 0.18 513,059-0.43
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 47,061-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,141,203 0.75 1,319,81262.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 32,537 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,459,243 0.51 1,455,0300.29
10 Cereals 98,550 0.03 221,845-55.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,729,431 0.60 1,229,40040.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 182,113 0.06 228,282-20.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6,293 0.00 586973.89
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,667,697 0.58 1,121,64948.68
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 913,742 0.32 724,95226.04
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 947,097 0.33 837,49413.09
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,026,397 0.71 1,893,5417.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,669,431 0.93 2,077,32628.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 184,922 0.06 151,14122.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,273,562 1.84 5,251,0780.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,475,905 0.51 2,022,584-27.03
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 406,244 0.14 339,85619.53
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 828,048 0.29 1,397,698-40.76
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 47,980 0.02 94,863-49.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 182,616,184 63.59 260,884,313-30.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 793,166 0.28 499,01058.95
29 Organic chemicals 46,026 0.02 117,499-60.83
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,126,036 2.13 4,534,55835.10
31 Fertilizers 18,481,881 6.44 13,129,32040.77
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 659,197 0.23 677,540-2.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,192,831 0.76 1,885,08016.33
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 943,261 0.33 757,01624.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 38,507 0.01 38,2950.55
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 99,331 0.03 56,79574.89
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,740 0.00 5,906-70.54
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,610,854 0.91 2,619,930-0.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,864,029 1.35 3,561,1528.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,960,573 1.03 2,788,7886.16
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 131,125 0.05 41,853213.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 26,509 0.01 13,88990.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,633,092 0.92 2,418,2188.89
45 Cork and articles of cork 3,368 0.00 2,71923.87
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 125 0.00 279-55.20
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,315 0.00 5,533-3.94
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,270,027 1.14 3,205,5472.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 365,713 0.13 487,873-25.04
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 878 0.00 0
52 Cotton 199,899 0.07 215,321-7.16
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,620 0.00 724400.00
54 Man-made filaments 59,178 0.02 13,992322.94
55 Man-made staple fibers 97,697 0.03 5,4521,691.95
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 90,186 0.03 190,259-52.60
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 170,323 0.06 97,48474.72
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 17,217 0.01 27,146-36.58
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 74,134 0.03 58,26627.23
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,060,841 0.72 1,589,43629.66
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 143,643 0.05 162,458-11.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 139,237 0.05 151,179-7.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 93,214 0.03 29,273218.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 94,617 0.03 72,68330.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16,880 0.01 2,679530.09
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 421 0.00 22983.84
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 17,055 0.01 5,822192.94
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,343,863 0.47 1,294,1413.84
69 Ceramic products 748,425 0.26 582,10828.57
70 Glass and glassware 2,751,412 0.96 2,260,45421.72
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 935,029 0.33 1,816,074-48.51
72 Iron and steel 3,732,986 1.30 4,281,393-12.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,907,604 0.66 1,752,0218.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 522,474 0.18 970,554-46.17
75 Nickel and articles thereof 75,727 0.03 170,503-55.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 572,593 0.20 503,95713.62
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,767 0.00 325,421.88
80 Tin and articles thereof 8 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 32,831 0.01 56,985-42.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 172,627 0.06 204,829-15.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 268,462 0.09 201,43233.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,828,707 2.73 8,448,717-7.34
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 7,369,531 2.57 7,042,5714.64
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 150,110 0.05 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,881,015 0.66 5,196,344-63.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 808,374 0.28 444,35381.92
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 18,522 0.01 13,40738.15
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8,908 0.00 6,15644.70
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 795,220 0.28 443,18979.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 134,309 0.05 51,323161.69
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 949,769 0.33 826,46414.92
SS Classified 292,899 0.10 701 919-58.27

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 71.18% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (74.15% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.80% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (9.97% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.88% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (5.94% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.59% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (3.05% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.31% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (2.81% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.29% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (0.50% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,596,863;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $751,894;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $633,245;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $617,686;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $430,946;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $369,064;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $321,063;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $305,728.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,450,368;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1,132,181;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $680,958;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $339,204;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $322,264.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 180,405 0.19 1,312,586-86.26
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 757,523 0.81 731,3243.58
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 652,114 0.70 18,8693,356.01
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,250,031 1.33 1,443,622-13.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 57,932,811 61.84 58,255,075-0.55
10 Cereals 37,187 0.04 4,397745.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,289,924 1.38 1,511,129-14.64
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 462,863 0.49 93,799393.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,185 0.00 2,374-50.08
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 10,425 0.01 14,860-29.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 915,994 0.98 2,366,362-61.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,198,823 3.41 3,879,781-17.55
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 31,420-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 573,008 0.61 594,984-3.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 8,317-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 61,863 0.07 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,406 0.00 7,973-44.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,461,497 2.63 2,030,55121.22
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 12,913-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 28,064 0.03 31,887-11.99
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,860 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,204,534 1.29 452,640166.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 40 0.00 17,437-99.77
52 Cotton 1,346,475 1.44 1,217,69710.58
54 Man-made filaments 439,197 0.47 133,469229.06
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 11,870 0.01 42,314-71.95
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 216,981 0.23 242,997-10.71
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,558,456 3.80 3,733,356-4.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,792,262 1.91 1,740,2902.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 274,584 0.29 379,141-27.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,537,770 1.64 1,876,974-18.07
65 Headgear and parts thereof 421 0.00 172144.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 10,694-100.00
69 Ceramic products 13,797 0.01 11,67318.20
70 Glass and glassware 1,334,159 1.42 716,47386.21
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 142 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 1,624,615 1.73 27,7525,754.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 338,671 0.36 353,625-4.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 531,163 0.57 546,662-2.84
75 Nickel and articles thereof 657,513 0.70 665,675-1.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 92,268 0.10 57,40460.73
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 287,712 0.31 509,654-43.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 189,944 0.20 112,99868.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 578,696 0.62 590,447-1.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,650,512 1.76 1,726,032-4.38
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 3,406,490 3.64 3,686,107-7.59
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 6,890 0.01 17,561-60.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 26,856-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 447,515 0.48 126,452253.90
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 47,188 0.05 77,546-39.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,646 0.01 16,299-59.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 267,190 0.29 253,8625.25
SS Classified 2,001,855 2.14 2 234 045-10.39
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia