US trade (export - import) with Moldova in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Moldova in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Moldova

In 2013, US trade with Moldova totaled $83.1 million, up 26.94% ($17.6 million) from 2012.

US exports to Moldova in 2013 totaled $45.6 million, up 19.17% ($7.3 million) from 2012.

US imports from Moldova in 2013 totaled $37.5 million, up 37.89% ($10.3 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Moldova in 2013 was $8.1 million, a 26.77% decrease ($3.0 million) over 2012.

Moldova was the US 169th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 172nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0021% of US total trade (up from 0.0017% in 2012).

Moldova was the US 167th largest export market in 2013 (up from 169th in 2012), accounting for 0.0029% of US total exports (up from 0.0025% in 2012).

Moldova was the US 145th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 151st in 2012), accounting for 0.0016% of US total imports (up from 0.0012% in 2012).

US Exports to Moldova

The major share of US exports to Moldova in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.35% of US total exports to Moldova (29.55% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 36.49% of US total exports to Moldova (53.78% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.42% of US total exports to Moldova (2.96% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.31% of US total exports to Moldova (0.86% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.13% of US total exports to Moldova (1.70% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Moldova in 2013 over 2012 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) - an increase of $7,297.8 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) - an increase of $2,098.6 thousand;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $894.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $818.0 thousand;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $737.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $573.0 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $522.3 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $494.3 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $480.5 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $359.4 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $179.6 thousand;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $146.3 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Moldova in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $5,736.4 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $843.9 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $268.3 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $242.9 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $238.2 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $224.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $142.6 thousand.
US exports to Moldova in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13,703.1 30.05 19,439.5-29.51
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 343.5 0.75 568.0-39.53
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,252.8 2.75 358.8249.16
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15.2 0.03 17.3-12.19
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 25.9 0.06 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3.2 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 724.0 1.59 151.0379.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 480.5 1.05 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 94.4 0.21 46.7102.31
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10.9 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 15.4 0.03 2.6495.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.1 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 6.7 0.01 8.7-23.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 413.4 0.91 54.1664.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 146.2 0.32 13.11,012.99
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 670.5 1.47 547.822.39
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 49.2 0.11 31.755.38
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15.2 0.03 5.7165.63
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 117.4 0.26 104.911.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 968.8 2.12 150.9542.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 255.6 0.56 214.419.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 737.4 1.62 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 67.5 0.15 52.728.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 39.1-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 186.4 0.41 40.1364.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7.1 0.02 103.4-93.11
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 238.2-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.8 0.01 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 30.4 0.07 32.5-6.62
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 23.6 0.05 22.64.63
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19.5 0.04 15.327.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 514.4 1.13 20.12,463.66
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.5 0.01 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.5 0.01 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7.9 0.02 51.7-84.74
70 Glass and glassware 31.1 0.07 299.3-89.62
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 30.3 0.07 11.6162.41
72 Iron and steel 41.4 0.09 30.834.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 241.7 0.53 484.5-50.13
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 16.0-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 70.9 0.16 52.933.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7.4 0.02 28.2-73.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 142.9 0.31 39.1265.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10.5 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,599.4 5.70 3,443.2-24.51
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 4,755.4 10.43 2,656.878.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,526.7 3.35 1,669.4-8.54
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,008.0 2.21 485.7107.54
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 13.2 0.03 27.6-52.22
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,324.2 22.64 3,026.4241.14
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8.0 0.02 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 22.4 0.05 0.0
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 86.6 0.19 188.4-54.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 127.0 0.28 66.690.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 50.8 0.11 15.6225.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9.0 0.02 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3,574.7 7.84 3,395.15.29

US Imports from Moldova

The major share of US imports from Moldova in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 52.09% of US total imports from Moldova (50.69% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 26.91% of US total imports from Moldova (33.20% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.36% of US total imports from Moldova (7.09% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.15% of US total imports from Moldova (1.19% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Moldova in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $5,472.4 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 $1,656.9 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) - an increase of $1,215.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $620.9 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $550.6 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $441.5 thousand;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $183.3 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 $139.4 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $128.5 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Moldova in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $126.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $120.3 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $116.3 thousand.
US imports from Moldova in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 21.2-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 76.7 0.20 126.7-39.45
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 126.9-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 550.6 1.47 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 21.4 0.06 19.59.98
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 35.4 0.09 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 12.4-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 29.4 0.08 51.1-42.59
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 962.8 2.57 928.33.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 412.2 1.10 528.4-22.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5.8 0.02 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 17,434.2 46.51 11,961.745.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3.6 0.01 19.6-81.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,003.7 5.35 1,907.55.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.0 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,734.9 7.30 1,077.9153.71
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 187.6 0.50 4.44,208.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 45.2 0.12 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 38.3 0.10 27.539.42
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,010.2 2.69 1,130.5-10.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,801.3 15.47 5,672.82.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,973.6 5.26 1,352.845.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,301.4 3.47 859.851.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 2.4 0.01 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 6.3 0.02 0.0
72 Iron and steel 24.0 0.06 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 142.4 0.38 103.537.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 36.4 0.10 64.3-43.38
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 1,433.0 3.82 217.3559.62
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 51.0 0.14 13.5276.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37.0 0.10 27.833.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.0 0.01 0.0
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 247.4 0.66 108.1128.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 428.4 1.14 445.5-3.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8.7 0.02 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10.7 0.03 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 428.0 1.14 361.918.24
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce