US trade with Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Aug 03, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Moldova

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Moldova was $12.1 million, down 0.24% ($0.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $3.4 million, down 30.59% ($1.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $8.7 million, up 20.00% ($1.5 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $5.4 million, a 121.10% increase ($2.9 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Moldova was the US 177th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 171st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of US total trade (down from 0.0014% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Moldova was the US 183rd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 179th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0009% of US total exports (down from 0.0014% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Moldova was the US 142nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 145th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total imports (up from 0.0014% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Moldova

The major share of US exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.25% of US total exports to Moldova (88.83% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.60% of US total exports to Moldova (4.39% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.66% of US total exports to Moldova (2.72% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.06% of US total exports to Moldova (0.39% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $705.0 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $244.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $103.1 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $83.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $59.7 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $33.4 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $26.1 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $21.3 thousand;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $13.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $1,781.8 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $510.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $393.3 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $71.0 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $40.8 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $28.3 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $26.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $19.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $10.1 thousand.
US exports to Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 129.7 3.85 46.5178.86
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 79.8 2.37 20.2295.93
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.5 0.10 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 26.1 0.77 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 31.2 0.93 17.676.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 19.5-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 21.3 0.63 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 28.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2.5 0.07 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 9.3 0.28 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 249.2 7.40 5.04,912.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 40.8-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 59.6 1.77 130.6-54.37
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 4.2 0.12 3.89.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3.7 0.11 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 19.6 0.58 10.685.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9.0 0.27 19.2-52.93
39 Plastics and articles thereof 36.2 1.07 2.81,179.99
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.3 0.19 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7.6 0.23 7.60.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8.8 0.26 35.0-75.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.5 0.10 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9.6 0.28 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8.7 0.26 0.0
72 Iron and steel 4.5 0.13 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 21.1 0.63 13.259.32
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10.0 0.30 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 179.0 5.31 689.0-74.02
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 1,258.5 37.37 553.5127.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 47.5 1.41 440.8-89.22
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 268.8 7.98 165.762.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 679.7 20.18 2,461.5-72.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.6 0.17 6.8-16.64

US Imports from Moldova

The major share of US imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.02% of US total imports from Moldova (55.15% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 31.78% of US total imports from Moldova (30.46% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.89% of US total imports from Moldova (0.31% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $859.1 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $577.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $482.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $319.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $145.3 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 $87.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $86.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $68.3 thousand;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $42.1 thousand;
  • 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 $32.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $754.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $432.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $89.8 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $41.0 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) - a decrease of $29.0 thousand.
US imports from Moldova in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10.5 0.12 3.5199.04
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,404.9 16.08 545.8157.41
10 Cereals 9.0 0.10 3.1190.38
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6.1 0.07 5.315.27
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 7.8-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 12.2-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 42.1 0.48 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 208.4 2.39 140.248.68
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 244.8 2.80 99.5146.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,443.7 27.97 3,198.1-23.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10.4 0.12 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 504.6 5.78 22.52,143.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 572.1 6.55 485.117.94
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 19.3-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.3 0.05 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 504.7 5.78 937.6-46.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 879.5 10.07 560.157.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 309.6 3.54 223.038.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,074.0 12.29 496.9116.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.4 0.02 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2.7 0.03 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 50.5 0.58 24.5106.33
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 32.1 0.37 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 5.4 0.06 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 41.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17.3 0.20 4.6273.50
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 3.3 0.04 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
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 132.2 1.51 161.2-17.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 23.3 0.27 113.0-79.41
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce