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Russian trade in goods with Moldova in Q3 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 third quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Moldova

In the 3rd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Moldova totaled $562,393,429, up 96.49% ($276,168,657) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2021 totaled $457,746,601, up 120.73% ($250,364,778) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2021 totaled $104,646,828, up 32.73% ($25,803,879) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2021 was $353,099,773, a 174.70% increase ($224,560,899) over the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Moldova was Russia’s 55th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (up from 61st in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.2698% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2096% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Moldova was Russia’s 50th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (up from 51st in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.3432% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2637% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Moldova was Russia’s 61st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.1394% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1361% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Moldova

The major share of Russian exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 61.63% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (40.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.69% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (17.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.63% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (13.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.21% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (10.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.03% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (5.92% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.75% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (3.97% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.20% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.81% of Russia’s total exports to Moldova (1.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd 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) - an increase of $197,596,031;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $7,809,476;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5,583,139;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,269,056;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,005,850;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,644,842;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,218,820;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,197,536;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,620,869;
  • 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 $1,562,516;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,499,533.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2021
over Q3 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 126,649 0.03 99,91526.76
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 94,483 0.02 82,89213.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 760,498 0.17 444,73571.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 55,423-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 487 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 86,775 0.02 139,022-37.58
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 20,554 0.00 22,067-6.86
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,368,145 0.30 1,312,6324.23
10 Cereals 831,481 0.18 122,275580.01
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,949,156 0.43 2,472,820-21.18
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 114,436 0.02 173,147-33.91
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 274 0.00 981-72.07
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,581,783 0.35 1,252,74826.27
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 914,314 0.20 674,76435.50
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,125,231 0.25 970,38315.96
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,243,129 0.71 2,154,35150.54
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,283,839 0.94 3,036,81641.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 413,880 0.09 196,448110.68
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,361,605 1.83 6,142,78536.12
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,767,512 0.39 1,024,14672.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 384,784 0.08 422,009-8.82
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 991,972 0.22 1,093,831-9.31
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 93,123 0.02 58,59958.92
26 Ores, slag and ash 86 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 282,010,703 61.61 84,414,672234.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,020,155 0.22 208,191390.01
29 Organic chemicals 633,784 0.14 121,650420.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,289,527 1.59 5,091,99143.16
31 Fertilizers 22,295,774 4.87 14,486,29853.91
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 979,138 0.21 1,132,296-13.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,562,984 0.56 2,270,27212.89
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 1,395,983 0.30 1,030,85435.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 199,463 0.04 81,223145.57
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 89,484 0.02 102,617-12.80
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 10,529 0.00 2603,949.62
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,771,231 0.61 2,442,14713.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,302,294 2.25 7,033,23846.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,966,117 0.87 2,967,07133.67
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 266,910 0.06 94,141183.52
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 80,322 0.02 91,774-12.48
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 17,460 0.00 1869,287.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,939,679 1.52 4,294,83761.58
45 Cork and articles of cork 69 0.00 153-54.90
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 743 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 799-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,130,787 1.12 3,509,91846.18
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 526,837 0.12 436,89220.59
52 Cotton 140,047 0.03 281,790-50.30
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 7,040 0.00 5681,139.44
54 Man-made filaments 98,322 0.02 42,795129.75
55 Man-made staple fibers 55,074 0.01 85,484-35.57
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 237,911 0.05 285,104-16.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 174,592 0.04 98,15377.88
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,541 0.00 18,884-70.66
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 197,933 0.04 163,13921.33
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3,330,934 0.73 2,407,83038.34
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 584,133 0.13 194,213200.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 251,050 0.05 114,476119.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 152,452 0.03 137,06111.23
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 203,502 0.04 121,61667.33
65 Headgear and parts thereof 46,735 0.01 37,62624.21
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 637 0.00 80696.25
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 10,864 0.00 21,474-49.41
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,446,722 0.75 3,100,35311.17
69 Ceramic products 971,290 0.21 855,73713.50
70 Glass and glassware 3,202,178 0.70 2,579,71524.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,710,853 0.81 2,148,33772.73
72 Iron and steel 3,783,728 0.83 4,588,137-17.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,344,161 1.39 3,338,31190.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 596,714 0.13 1,212,803-50.80
75 Nickel and articles thereof 582,946 0.13 522,60711.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,759,344 0.38 1,875,683-6.20
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 241-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2,101 0.00 1,000110.10
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,142 0.00 87530.51
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 155,183 0.03 162,032-4.23
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 222,427 0.05 174,55027.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 414,534 0.09 394,1465.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,383,317 4.02 12,800,17843.62
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 11,261,356 2.46 11,404,387-1.25
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 3,718 0.00 14,962-75.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,792,818 0.83 2,293,28565.39
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 140,099 0.03 6,7561,973.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,342,494 0.29 865,63055.09
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 20,134 0.00 25,863-22.15
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 12,247 0.00 11,08910.44
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 1,908,514 0.42 1,544,43223.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 160,814 0.04 215,131-25.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,239,226 0.27 1,087,03214.00
SS Classified 11,787,605 2.58 383 9892,969.78

Russia’s Imports from Moldova

The major share of Russian imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 60.23% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (64.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.57% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (15.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.20% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (7.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.60% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (4.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.14% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (2.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.82% of Russia’s total imports from Moldova (1.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $10,594,765;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,320,051;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,834,434;
  • 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 $1,433,437;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,409,797;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $1,050,072;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,006,352;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $897,008;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $892,940;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $863,408;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $677,322;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $674,854;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $515,874.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $441,219;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $314,208.
Russia’s imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2021
over Q3 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 437,640 0.42 751,848-41.79
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,613,971 2.50 2,460,8756.22
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 931,210 0.89 1,073,650-13.27
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 53,315,549 50.95 42,720,78424.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 40,670-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,390 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 14,853 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 188,445 0.18 28,573559.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 2,916-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 24,894 0.02 8,596189.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,082,954 1.03 405,632166.98
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,129 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,414,924 4.22 3,521,98425.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 0
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 60-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 751,154 0.72 76,300884.47
31 Fertilizers 82,845 0.08 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,300 0.01 7651,507.84
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 1,565 0.00 334,642.42
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,629 0.00 8,376-80.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,441,549 2.33 1,544,54158.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 444-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 34,377 0.03 42,590-19.28
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 11,107 0.01 92,445-87.99
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,419 0.01 3526,811.43
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 44-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 840,041 0.80 1,281,260-34.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,674 0.00 3,16815.97
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 5-100.00
52 Cotton 2,754,827 2.63 1,704,75561.60
54 Man-made filaments 413,023 0.39 413,749-0.18
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 10-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 2-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 350,740 0.34 76,609357.83
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 33-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 292,117 0.28 101,309188.34
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,031,150 4.81 5,112,429-1.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,764,230 4.55 2,929,79662.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 504,701 0.48 603,141-16.32
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,102,817 2.01 1,239,40969.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 79,789 0.08 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 18-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 66,685 0.06 0
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 14,966-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 1,212,083 1.16 1,061,49214.19
72 Iron and steel 1,542,666 1.47 132,8691,061.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,031,150 2.90 711,099326.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 866,886 0.83 668,28229.72
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,493,225 1.43 977,35152.78
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 58,039 0.06 175,811-66.99
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 749,340 0.72 634,32218.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 57,392 0.05 65,552-12.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 152,984 0.15 87,59174.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,307,511 3.16 2,301,15943.73
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 4,437,282 4.24 3,003,84547.72
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 16,449 0.02 2,033709.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13,152 0.01 33,765-61.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 803,037 0.77 599,01034.06
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 22,567 0.02 56,203-59.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 38-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 58,979 0.06 130,025-54.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 30,581-100.00
SS Classified 3,243,388 3.10 1 910 09869.80
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia