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Russian trade in goods with Moldova in Q1 2021

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 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Moldova was $344,799,114, down 9.47% ($36,056,557) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2021 were $264,253,942, down 7.98% ($22,913,190) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2021 were $80,545,172, down 14.03% ($13,143,367) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $183,708,770, a 5.05% decrease ($9,769,823) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

Moldova was Russia’s 56th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 54th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.2231% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2679% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Moldova was Russia’s 48th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 49th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.2864% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3227% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Moldova was Russia’s 63rd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 61st in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.1293% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1762% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 55.82% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (63.61% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.77% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (13.52% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.07% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (7.89% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.34% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (6.28% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.86% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (2.54% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.69% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (2.19% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.44% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.14% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,559,908;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,319,738;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,605,642;
  • 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 $1,568,919;
  • 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) - an increase of $1,457,969;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,427,900;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,080,649;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $915,590;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $875,477;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $826,739;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $806,508.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 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 $35,130,248;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $5,367,882;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,824,496;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $829,740.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
01 Live animals 55,888 0.02 12,999329.94
02 Meat and edible meat offal 66,189 0.03 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 173,327 0.07 101,76370.32
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 423,570 0.16 510,873-17.09
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 132,224 0.05 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 24 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 316,707 0.12 2,141,203-85.21
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 12,170 0.00 32,537-62.60
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,638,587 0.62 1,459,24312.29
10 Cereals 172,864 0.07 98,55075.41
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,535,939 0.96 1,729,43146.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 197,508 0.07 182,1138.45
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 273 0.00 6,293-95.66
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,494,436 0.94 1,667,69749.57
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 683,270 0.26 913,742-25.22
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 869,340 0.33 947,097-8.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,643,957 1.00 2,026,39730.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,000,898 1.14 2,669,43112.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 418,483 0.16 184,922126.30
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,189,152 2.34 5,273,56217.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 646,165 0.24 1,475,905-56.22
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 425,059 0.16 406,2444.63
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 864,547 0.33 828,0484.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 25,611 0.01 47,980-46.62
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 147,485,936 55.81 182,616,184-19.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,023,518 0.39 793,16629.04
29 Organic chemicals 102,005 0.04 46,026121.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,001,513 2.65 6,126,03614.29
31 Fertilizers 13,113,999 4.96 18,481,881-29.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 680,588 0.26 659,1973.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,119,259 0.80 2,192,831-3.36
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 1,154,682 0.44 943,26122.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 100,177 0.04 38,507160.15
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 151,841 0.06 99,33152.86
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 124 0.00 1,740-92.87
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,216,496 1.60 2,610,85461.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,183,767 2.34 3,864,02960.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,175,717 1.20 2,960,5737.27
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 183,549 0.07 131,12539.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 37,038 0.01 26,50939.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 58 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,282,806 1.24 2,633,09224.67
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,657 0.00 3,368-50.80
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 231 0.00 12584.80
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 905 0.00 5,315-82.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,239,956 1.23 3,270,027-0.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 581,591 0.22 365,71359.03
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 6,809 0.00 878675.51
52 Cotton 140,336 0.05 199,899-29.80
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 136 0.00 3,620-96.24
54 Man-made filaments 29,433 0.01 59,178-50.26
55 Man-made staple fibers 20,915 0.01 97,697-78.59
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 208,501 0.08 90,186131.19
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 165,541 0.06 170,323-2.81
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 19,662 0.01 17,21714.20
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 74,512 0.03 74,1340.51
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,427,686 0.92 2,060,84117.80
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 353,353 0.13 143,643145.99
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 138,631 0.05 139,237-0.44
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 79,238 0.03 93,214-14.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 112,030 0.04 94,61718.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 14,564 0.01 16,880-13.72
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 168 0.00 421-60.10
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 10,019 0.00 17,055-41.25
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,007,198 0.76 1,343,86349.36
69 Ceramic products 567,239 0.21 748,425-24.21
70 Glass and glassware 3,117,089 1.18 2,751,41213.29
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,392,998 0.91 935,029155.93
72 Iron and steel 3,083,148 1.17 3,732,986-17.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,467,512 1.69 1,907,604134.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,208,876 0.46 522,474131.38
75 Nickel and articles thereof 112,753 0.04 75,72748.89
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 760,162 0.29 572,59332.76
79 Zinc and articles thereof 246 0.00 1,767-86.08
80 Tin and articles thereof 780 0.00 89,650.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 26,087 0.01 32,831-20.54
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 147,308 0.06 172,627-14.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 390,991 0.15 268,46245.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,256,607 3.50 7,828,70718.24
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 8,938,450 3.38 7,369,53121.29
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 0.00 150,110-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,961,664 1.12 1,881,01557.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 889,806 0.34 808,37410.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,428 0.00 18,522-76.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9,495 0.00 8,9086.59
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 894,708 0.34 795,22012.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 280,837 0.11 134,309109.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,066,531 0.40 949,76912.29
SS Classified 43,894 0.02 292 899-85.01

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 69.88% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (71.18% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 13.22% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (9.80% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.49% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (5.88% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.44% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (4.59% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.75% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (3.31% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.99% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (1.29% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,292,079;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,130,811;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $850,804;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $697,400;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $658,262;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $369,717;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $251,426;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $248,611;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $244,264.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $11,129,143;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $898,884;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $766,289;
  • 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 $720,056;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $652,114;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $567,256;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $489,948;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $446,768;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $437,632;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $284,500.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 113,937 0.14 180,405-36.84
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,001,787 1.24 757,52332.25
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,037 0.01 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 652,114-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,908,293 2.37 1,250,03152.66
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 46,803,668 58.11 57,932,811-19.21
10 Cereals 128,453 0.16 37,187245.42
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 89,609 0.11 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,050,437 1.30 1,289,924-18.57
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 275,484 0.34 462,863-40.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 1,185-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 10,425-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 856,895 1.06 915,994-6.45
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 852 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,049,627 5.03 3,198,82326.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 500,264 0.62 573,008-12.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16,549 0.02 61,863-73.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 52 0.00 4,406-98.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,695,208 2.10 2,461,497-31.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 37,869 0.05 28,06434.94
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5,781 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 4,860-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 35,782 0.04 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 757,766 0.94 1,204,534-37.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,114 0.00 407,685.00
52 Cotton 779,219 0.97 1,346,475-42.13
54 Man-made filaments 216,939 0.27 439,197-50.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 260,481 0.32 11,8702,094.45
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 143,186 0.18 216,981-34.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,850,535 6.02 3,558,45636.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,638,899 2.03 1,792,262-8.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 971,984 1.21 274,584253.98
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,789,196 2.22 1,537,77016.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 421-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,165 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 14,496 0.02 13,7975.07
70 Glass and glassware 896,527 1.11 1,334,159-32.80
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19,496 0.02 14213,629.58
72 Iron and steel 725,731 0.90 1,624,615-55.33
73 Articles of iron or steel 708,388 0.88 338,671109.17
74 Copper and articles thereof 601,224 0.75 531,16313.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 373,013 0.46 657,513-43.27
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 111,681 0.14 92,26821.04
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 146,398 0.18 287,712-49.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19,099 0.02 189,944-89.94
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 88,748 0.11 578,696-84.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,781,323 3.45 1,650,51268.51
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 2,686,434 3.34 3,406,490-21.14
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 1,947 0.00 6,890-71.74
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 559,181 0.69 447,51524.95
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 7,843 0.01 47,188-83.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 6,646-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 60,350 0.07 267,190-77.41
SS Classified 755,225 0.94 2 001 855-62.27
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia