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Russian trade in goods with Moldova in Q2 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 second quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Moldova was $286,598,538, down 21.58% ($78,874,852) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $198,483,917, down 28.30% ($78,358,165) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $88,114,621, down 0.58% ($516,687) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2020 was $110,369,296, a 41.36% decrease ($77,841,478) over the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Moldova was Russia’s 61st largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 60th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2349% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2283% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Moldova was Russia’s 55th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 50th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2839% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2747% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Moldova was Russia’s 62nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 64th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.1692% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1494% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 55.47% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (53.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.02% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (15.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.98% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (8.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.56% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (8.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.08% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (5.53% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.13% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (2.60% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.24% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,774,661;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $1,327,702;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $1,141,316;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $981,983.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd 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 $38,283,722;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $13,849,100;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $7,538,689;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,622,118;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3,396,646;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $1,672,240;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,459,086;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,140,281;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,121,161;
  • 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 $1,073,613;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $945,923;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $868,494;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $856,847;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $750,589.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
01 Live animals 0 0.00 5,231-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 23,101 0.01 61,153-62.22
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 627,022 0.32 593,5665.64
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 241,191-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 595,191 0.30 732,985-18.80
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 79 0.00 13,515-99.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,600,193 0.81 1,271,05525.89
10 Cereals 67,150 0.03 317,248-78.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 943,490 0.48 1,889,413-50.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 126,622 0.06 159,271-20.50
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 294-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,204,110 0.61 1,207,972-0.32
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 591,726 0.30 536,35910.32
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 707,006 0.36 1,072,678-34.09
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,412,209 0.71 1,837,323-23.14
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,586,773 1.30 2,364,4309.40
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 254,600 0.13 255,049-0.18
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,313,798 2.68 5,804,024-8.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 751,512 0.38 4,148,158-81.88
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 334,564 0.17 348,005-3.86
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 683,150 0.34 1,198,864-43.02
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 53,630 0.03 84,926-36.85
26 Ores, slag and ash 309 0.00 8,626-96.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 110,035,420 55.44 148,319,142-25.81
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,361,298 0.69 379,315258.88
29 Organic chemicals 216,093 0.11 164,65831.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,728,981 1.88 4,597,475-18.89
31 Fertilizers 8,607,483 4.34 22,456,583-61.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 839,997 0.42 1,156,657-27.38
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,588,610 0.80 2,709,771-41.37
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 1,043,350 0.53 1,025,3071.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 56,489 0.03 44,13128.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,105,552 1.06 777,850170.69
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 86 0.00 12,536-99.31
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,558,420 1.29 2,621,648-2.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,401,375 2.22 5,541,656-20.58
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,315,379 0.66 2,774,465-52.59
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 102,048 0.05 254,872-59.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 24,068 0.01 107,401-77.59
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 60,238-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,551,365 1.29 3,301,954-22.73
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 11,799-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 146 0.00 318-54.09
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,533 0.00 5,818-39.27
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,438,514 1.73 3,270,9855.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 225,776 0.11 619,134-63.53
52 Cotton 133,485 0.07 239,399-44.24
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 8,983 0.00 12,719-29.37
54 Man-made filaments 30,514 0.02 60,234-49.34
55 Man-made staple fibers 12,927 0.01 28,483-54.62
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 113,757 0.06 141,242-19.46
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 140,573 0.07 310,786-54.77
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 17,743 0.01 16,7026.23
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 27,934 0.01 51,582-45.85
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,760,195 0.89 1,694,4983.88
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 62,726 0.03 339,155-81.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 60,750 0.03 114,658-47.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 43,463 0.02 133,450-67.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 37,185 0.02 256,799-85.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,792 0.00 88,333-90.05
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 411 0.00 987-58.36
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,030 0.00 10,014-79.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,586,221 0.80 2,133,587-25.65
69 Ceramic products 544,519 0.27 620,622-12.26
70 Glass and glassware 2,008,593 1.01 3,680,833-45.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 855,675 0.43 1,929,288-55.65
72 Iron and steel 2,680,809 1.35 10,219,498-73.77
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,691,890 1.36 2,867,702-6.13
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,466,472 0.74 325,156351.01
75 Nickel and articles thereof 303,410 0.15 429,499-29.36
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,466,520 1.24 691,859256.51
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,759-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,908 0.00 2,697-29.25
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 22,600-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 85,420 0.04 144,825-41.02
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 107,186 0.05 175,345-38.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 275,784 0.14 416,132-33.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,975,275 4.02 12,597,393-36.69
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 6,679,698 3.37 6,961,724-4.05
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 21,536-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,951,811 0.98 2,808,658-30.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 380,501 0.19 898,746-57.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 906 0.00 9,944-90.89
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 9,624-100.00
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 916,084 0.46 521,49875.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 46,943 0.02 240,720-80.50
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 877,882 0.44 928,932-5.50
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,475 0.00 0
SS Classified 35,249 0.02 316 815-88.87

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 75.30% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (68.33% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.40% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (10.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.36% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (7.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.45% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (4.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.91% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (4.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $11,374,354;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $565,328;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $291,028.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,941,645;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,854,125;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,451,360;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $670,115;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $660,047;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $636,913;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $576,842;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $574,213;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $533,398;
  • 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 $463,493;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $354,481;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $343,424;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $304,003;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $274,544.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 140,887 0.16 811,002-82.63
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,508,522 1.71 1,669,174-9.62
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 94,320 0.11 181,560-48.05
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 340,226 0.39 917,068-62.90
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 60,341,417 68.48 48,967,06323.23
10 Cereals 76,194 0.09 141,072-45.99
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 402,472 0.46 1,062,519-62.12
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 258,488 0.29 313,349-17.51
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 719 0.00 4,693-84.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 36,915 0.04 47,686-22.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 420,841 0.48 2,274,966-81.50
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,067 0.02 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,718,442 3.09 4,169,802-34.81
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 1,356-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,782,035 2.02 1,491,00719.52
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 16,686-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,400 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 752 0.00 24,686-96.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,131,753 2.42 2,768,666-23.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 100 0.00 686-85.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,410 0.01 29,344-71.34
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 12,173-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 248 0.00 2,458-89.91
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 650,931 0.74 560,37016.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 16,226 0.02 10,41855.75
52 Cotton 321,057 0.36 595,601-46.10
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 343,424-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 62,625-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 136,367 0.15 156,142-12.66
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,795,871 3.17 3,099,874-9.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 130,198 0.15 386,044-66.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 128,341 0.15 262,819-51.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,208,313 1.37 1,432,031-15.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 6,763-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 38,278-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 1,287,851 1.46 722,52378.24
72 Iron and steel 73,771 0.08 78,460-5.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 684,567 0.78 539,82226.81
74 Copper and articles thereof 401,763 0.46 975,976-58.83
75 Nickel and articles thereof 683,829 0.78 943,423-27.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 112,761 0.13 122,609-8.03
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 355,360 0.40 709,841-49.94
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 66,806 0.08 67,731-1.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 181,664 0.21 715,062-74.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,496,575 2.83 4,438,220-43.75
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 2,924,006 3.32 3,387,499-13.68
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 70,598 0.08 45,74554.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 21,184-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,028,068 1.17 986,1964.25
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 14,833 0.02 181,296-91.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 113,337 0.13 296,480-61.77
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 296-100.00
SS Classified 1,948,320 2.21 2 537 540-23.22
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia