US trade (export - import) with Moldova in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 27, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Moldova in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Moldova

In 2018, US trade with Moldova totaled $72.4 million, up 19.20% ($11.7 million) from 2017.

US exports to Moldova in 2018 were $13.4 million, down 25.72% ($4.6 million) from 2017.

US imports from Moldova in 2018 totaled $59.0 million, up 38.11% ($16.3 million) from 2017.

US trade deficit with Moldova in 2018 was $45.7 million, a 84.56% increase ($20.9 million) over 2017.

Moldova was the US 173rd largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 175th in 2017), accounting for 0.0017% of US total trade (up from 0.0015% in 2017).

Moldova was the US 191st largest export market in 2018 (down from 180th in 2017), accounting for 0.0008% of US total exports (down from 0.0012% in 2017).

Moldova was the US 139th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 147th in 2017), accounting for 0.0023% of US total imports (up from 0.0018% in 2017).

US Exports to Moldova

The major share of US exports to Moldova in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.29% of US total exports to Moldova (70.41% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.89% of US total exports to Moldova (12.84% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.05% of US total exports to Moldova (7.27% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.03% of US total exports to Moldova (0.52% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.02% of US total exports to Moldova (0.93% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Moldova in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,204.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $398.2 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $118.3 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $98.4 thousand;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $70.9 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $49.9 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Moldova in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,021.7 thousand;
  • 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 $1,671.5 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $1,513.0 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $732.8 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $478.9 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $428.1 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $273.9 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $88.7 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $84.5 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $78.0 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $69.7 thousand;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $45.5 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $44.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $42.0 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $41.7 thousand.
US exports to Moldova in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 136.8 1.02 410.7-66.69
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,253.8 9.37 1,331.8-5.86
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.5-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 26.1-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 69.7-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 14.6-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 35.9 0.27 31.215.32
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 118.3 0.88 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 34.6-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 293.7 2.20 281.04.53
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 153.5 1.15 103.648.18
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 28.7 0.21 5.5424.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 25.0 0.19 10.7133.64
29 Organic chemicals 43.9 0.33 9.3372.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 76.8 0.57 504.9-84.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11.3 0.08 12.5-9.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 368.5 2.76 412.8-10.74
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 15.1 0.11 13.313.10
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 27.3 0.20 9.5186.40
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 23.6 0.18 69.2-65.84
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 123.6 0.92 162.8-24.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 87.3 0.65 104.2-16.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6.4 0.05 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 20.0 0.15 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5.4 0.04 3.648.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 9.8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14.9 0.11 17.3-14.10
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 116.7 0.87 18.3539.05
54 Man-made filaments 70.9 0.53 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6.8 0.05 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 8.8-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 16.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 9.6-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10.1 0.08 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 21.5 0.16 63.6-66.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 27.1 0.20 68.8-60.65
69 Ceramic products 85.3 0.64 174.0-51.00
70 Glass and glassware 8.5 0.06 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19.1 0.14 7.5153.66
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 22.3 0.17 2.9658.25
75 Nickel and articles thereof 69.2 0.52 75.5-8.42
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 16.3 0.12 10.062.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 29.6 0.22 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,378.4 17.78 3,111.2-23.55
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 1,421.1 10.63 3,092.6-54.05
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 0.00 478.9-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,041.4 22.74 836.6263.56
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 344.8 2.58 1,857.8-81.44
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,279.1 9.56 3,300.8-61.25
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 14.1 0.11 28.3-50.23
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 39.5 0.30 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 37.7 0.28 122.2-69.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20.2 0.15 19.91.26
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,424.9 10.65 1,026.738.79

US Imports from Moldova

The major share of US imports from Moldova in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 37.36% of US total imports from Moldova (38.04% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.33% of US total imports from Moldova (39.17% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.03% of US total imports from Moldova (8.72% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.84% of US total imports from Moldova (0.82% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Moldova in 2018 over 2017 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 $4,352.2 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $3,524.5 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2,817.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $2,532.7 thousand;
  • 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 $2,278.5 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $1,909.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,356.1 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $399.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $338.7 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $305.2 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $214.7 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $199.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $183.5 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $179.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Moldova in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,944.9 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,067.7 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $654.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $536.9 thousand.
US imports from Moldova in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 17.4 0.03 0.0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 70.6 0.12 31.5124.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.9 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9.6 0.02 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,481.1 4.20 3,548.8-30.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11.7 0.02 2.2429.14
10 Cereals 49.1 0.08 21.0134.16
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8.0 0.01 6.130.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,825.4 4.79 8.433,560.11
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 123.9 0.21 164.2-24.53
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2.5 0.00 8.0-69.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 152.3 0.26 103.846.79
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,122.4 1.90 1,087.03.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 412.0 0.70 948.9-56.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,847.8 14.99 10,792.7-18.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 21.1-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 67.9 0.11 12.1460.32
30 Pharmaceutical products 214.7 0.36 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 78.3 0.13 111.8-29.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6.4 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,960.7 8.40 3,604.737.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.5 0.00 0.0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4.1 0.01 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,452.9 7.54 2,543.875.05
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 92.0 0.16 59.953.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 449.2 0.76 143.9212.04
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 37.1 0.06 68.1-45.51
52 Cotton 8.3 0.01 10.0-17.19
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 355.7 0.60 176.5101.57
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 19.9 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,586.6 9.46 3,053.982.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,466.8 19.42 7,942.344.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,010.0 3.40 1,810.411.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,600.9 4.41 3,255.3-20.10
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.9 0.00 2.5-22.21
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1.1 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8.6 0.01 12.5-30.79
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 31.9 0.05 131.2-75.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10.0 0.02 62.7-84.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 68.1 0.12 28.6138.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 413.8 0.70 75.1451.00
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 4,616.9 7.82 264.81,643.86
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 186.7 0.32 3.35,602.23
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 3,480.0 5.89 1,201.5189.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 39.8 0.07 162.3-75.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2.6 0.00 12.3-78.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 25.0 0.04 22.312.07
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,604.4 2.72 1,205.333.12
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce