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Russian trade in goods with Moldova in Q3 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 third quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Moldova was $286,224,772, down 19.98% ($71,467,875) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $207,381,823, down 21.33% ($56,211,267) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $78,842,949, down 16.21% ($15,256,608) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2020 was $128,538,874, a 24.16% decrease ($40,954,659) over the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Moldova was Russia’s 61st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 59th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2096% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2156% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Moldova was Russia’s 51st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 54th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2637% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2551% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Moldova was Russia’s 61st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 60th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.1361% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1504% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 40.73% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (49.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.83% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (16.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.21% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (9.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.56% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (10.46% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.92% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (4.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.97% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (3.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.93% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.04% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (0.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $3,319,505;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,150,724;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,107,263;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $1,023,866;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $666,136;
  • 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) - an increase of $640,111.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd 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 $46,570,229;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $8,601,499;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $3,892,019;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3,784,117;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,934,820.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 0 0.00 111-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 99,915 0.05 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 82,892 0.04 59,41939.50
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 444,735 0.21 568,437-21.76
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 55,423 0.03 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 139,022 0.07 106,70030.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22,067 0.01 13,09668.50
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,312,632 0.63 1,270,1593.34
10 Cereals 122,275 0.06 85,60742.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,472,820 1.19 1,448,95470.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 173,147 0.08 115,08850.45
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 981 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,252,748 0.60 1,387,943-9.74
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 674,764 0.33 554,36821.72
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 970,383 0.47 4,862,402-80.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,154,351 1.04 2,126,5611.31
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,036,816 1.46 2,622,85215.78
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 196,448 0.09 176,41411.36
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,142,785 2.96 6,330,785-2.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,024,146 0.49 4,808,263-78.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 422,009 0.20 236,73778.26
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,093,831 0.53 790,58238.36
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 58,599 0.03 115,612-49.31
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 84,414,672 40.70 130,984,901-35.55
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 208,191 0.10 356,360-41.58
29 Organic chemicals 121,650 0.06 241,699-49.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,091,991 2.46 4,495,58113.27
31 Fertilizers 14,486,298 6.99 23,087,797-37.26
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,132,296 0.55 798,84641.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,270,272 1.09 2,336,526-2.84
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 1,030,854 0.50 951,9638.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 81,223 0.04 64,99324.97
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 102,617 0.05 63,81060.82
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 260 0.00 5,288-95.08
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,442,147 1.18 2,625,468-6.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,033,238 3.39 5,882,51419.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,967,071 1.43 3,492,150-15.04
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 94,141 0.05 255,012-63.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 91,774 0.04 8,681957.18
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 186 0.00 10,126-98.16
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,294,837 2.07 4,692,580-8.48
45 Cork and articles of cork 153 0.00 9757.73
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 68-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 799 0.00 2,941-72.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,509,918 1.69 4,096,788-14.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 436,892 0.21 492,248-11.25
52 Cotton 281,790 0.14 110,609154.76
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 568 0.00 1,341-57.64
54 Man-made filaments 42,795 0.02 61,785-30.74
55 Man-made staple fibers 85,484 0.04 29,580188.99
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 285,104 0.14 232,64822.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 98,153 0.05 247,756-60.38
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 18,884 0.01 9,50698.65
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 163,139 0.08 104,45756.18
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,407,830 1.16 1,912,19725.92
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 194,213 0.09 277,064-29.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 114,476 0.06 109,4604.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 137,061 0.07 97,80540.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 121,616 0.06 124,497-2.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 37,626 0.02 13,741173.82
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 80 0.00 929-91.39
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 21,474 0.01 12,54671.16
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,100,353 1.49 3,045,0161.82
69 Ceramic products 855,737 0.41 1,031,765-17.06
70 Glass and glassware 2,579,715 1.24 3,123,540-17.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,148,337 1.04 1,910,02612.48
72 Iron and steel 4,588,137 2.21 6,522,957-29.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,338,311 1.61 3,055,4009.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,212,803 0.58 1,011,71419.88
75 Nickel and articles thereof 522,607 0.25 383,15336.40
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,875,683 0.90 768,420144.10
78 Lead and articles thereof 241 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,000 0.00 1,677-40.37
80 Tin and articles thereof 875 0.00 387126.10
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 162,032 0.08 101,12460.23
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 174,550 0.08 118,19547.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 394,146 0.19 324,62721.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,800,178 6.17 12,134,0425.49
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 11,404,387 5.50 8,084,88241.06
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 14,962 0.01 30,051-50.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,293,285 1.11 2,901,330-20.96
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,756 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 865,630 0.42 889,835-2.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 25,863 0.01 26,392-2.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 11,089 0.01 0
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 1,544,432 0.74 904,32170.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 215,131 0.10 183,49017.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,087,032 0.52 981,58910.74
SS Classified 383,989 0.19 86 709342.85

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 64.71% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (58.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.45% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (12.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.53% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (9.55% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.38% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (9.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.07% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (3.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.63% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (1.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,984,515;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $485,455;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $478,576;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $392,761;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $360,539.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,821,717;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $2,773,371;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,719,139;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,184,102;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $971,672;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $948,276;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $874,726;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $734,184;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $723,660;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $706,115;
  • 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 $380,911;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $372,465;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $369,085.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 0 0.00 110-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 751,848 0.95 933,253-19.44
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,460,875 3.12 1,975,42024.57
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,073,650 1.36 1,807,834-40.61
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 42,720,784 54.18 42,360,2450.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 40,670 0.05 27,29349.01
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 4,192-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 28,573 0.04 193,553-85.24
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,916 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,596 0.01 22,496-61.79
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 405,632 0.51 1,111,747-63.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,521,984 4.47 6,295,355-44.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 0
29 Organic chemicals 60 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 76,300 0.10 448,765-83.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 765 0.00 0
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 33 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,376 0.01 30,103-72.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,544,541 1.96 2,492,817-38.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 444 0.00 176152.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 42,590 0.05 57,805-26.32
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 92,445 0.12 83,78110.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 35 0.00 2,979-98.83
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 44 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,281,260 1.63 1,509,692-15.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,168 0.00 3110,119.35
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 5 0.00 0
52 Cotton 1,704,755 2.16 1,311,99429.94
54 Man-made filaments 413,749 0.52 782,834-47.15
55 Man-made staple fibers 10 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 76,609 0.10 63,78820.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 33 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 101,309 0.13 169,773-40.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,112,429 6.48 3,127,91463.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,929,796 3.72 4,113,898-28.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 603,141 0.76 124,565384.20
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,239,409 1.57 1,963,069-36.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 513-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 18 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 18,801-100.00
69 Ceramic products 14,966 0.02 25,675-41.71
70 Glass and glassware 1,061,492 1.35 1,099,745-3.48
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 340-100.00
72 Iron and steel 132,869 0.17 4,954,586-97.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 711,099 0.90 495,08343.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 668,282 0.85 570,30217.18
75 Nickel and articles thereof 977,351 1.24 1,181,716-17.29
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 175,811 0.22 132,71332.47
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 634,322 0.80 599,2995.84
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 65,552 0.08 222,521-70.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 87,591 0.11 962,317-90.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,301,159 2.92 3,272,831-29.69
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 3,003,845 3.81 3,384,756-11.25
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 2,033 0.00 9,113-77.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 33,765 0.04 3596,371.43
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 599,010 0.76 2,318,149-74.16
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 56,203 0.07 55,9010.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 38 0.00 6,973-99.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 130,025 0.16 348,467-62.69
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 30,581 0.04 0
SS Classified 1,910,098 2.42 3 424 239-44.22
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia