US trade (export - import) with Moldova in 2015

Published or Updated: Mar 19, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Moldova in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Moldova

In 2015, US trade with Moldova was $62.9 million, down 13.55% ($9.9 million) from 2014.

US exports to Moldova in 2015 were $16.3 million, down 53.91% ($19.0 million) from 2014.

US imports from Moldova in 2015 totaled $46.6 million, up 24.44% ($9.2 million) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Moldova in 2015 was $30.4 million, a 1,277.16% increase ($28.2 million) over 2014.

Moldova was the US 172nd largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 170th in 2014), accounting for 0.0017% of US total trade (down from 0.0018% in 2014).

Moldova was the US 183rd largest export market in 2015 (down from 173rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0011% of US total exports (down from 0.0022% in 2014).

Moldova was the US 147th largest supplier in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.0020% of US total imports (up from 0.0016% in 2014).

US Exports to Moldova

The major share of US exports to Moldova in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.71% of US total exports to Moldova (52.15% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.67% of US total exports to Moldova (23.91% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.95% of US total exports to Moldova (8.76% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.20% of US total exports to Moldova (2.57% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.26% of US total exports to Moldova (1.30% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Moldova in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - an increase of $344.0 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $279.5 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $161.1 thousand;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $97.9 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $88.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $75.2 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $58.3 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $50.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $50.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Moldova in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $5,137.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4,774.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2,153.9 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,120.2 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 $1,013.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $815.8 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $714.7 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $681.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $510.6 thousand;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $414.5 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 $343.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $235.0 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $206.8 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $194.6 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $170.9 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $112.4 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $106.4 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $78.5 thousand;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $70.1 thousand;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $61.6 thousand;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $61.4 thousand;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $54.8 thousand;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $52.5 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) - a decrease of $49.2 thousand.
US exports to Moldova in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,687.0 10.38 6,824.3-75.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 298.7 1.84 1,013.3-70.52
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 106.4-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 18.1 0.11 33.8-46.41
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 70.1-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3.3 0.02 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 61.3 0.38 11.1453.65
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 408.4 2.51 350.116.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 70.5 0.43 20.0252.75
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9.2 0.06 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4.0 0.02 6.6-39.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14.0 0.09 2.9379.86
29 Organic chemicals 4.0 0.02 418.5-99.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 296.0 1.82 977.4-69.71
31 Fertilizers 59.3 0.36 29.1103.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 150.7 0.93 61.8143.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 406.8 2.50 613.6-33.70
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 27.3 0.17 88.9-69.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 24.6 0.15 10.9125.26
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 60.1 0.37 85.5-29.70
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 206.8 1.27 377.6-45.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 652.2 4.01 372.774.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 40.7 0.25 50.5-19.47
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4.5 0.03 82.9-94.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.0 0.02 3.035.51
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 108.9 0.67 86.326.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 28.4 0.17 50.5-43.69
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 30.3 0.19 142.7-78.75
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 165.3 1.02 4.23,799.72
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 97.9 0.60 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.0 0.03 17.0-70.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 206.3 1.27 716.8-71.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 14.7 0.09 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 16.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 27.6-100.00
69 Ceramic products 19.8 0.12 68.4-71.03
70 Glass and glassware 62.7 0.39 124.1-49.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 25.3 0.16 74.5-66.07
72 Iron and steel 4.0 0.02 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 104.0 0.64 298.6-65.17
75 Nickel and articles thereof 56.2 0.35 66.5-15.60
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 31.0 0.19 6.8354.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 54.8-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10.1 0.06 32.0-68.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,749.0 10.76 2,564.8-31.81
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 3,419.9 21.04 4,433.2-22.86
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 914.0 5.62 5,688.8-83.93
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 705.1 4.34 940.1-25.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9.7 0.06 62.2-84.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,582.7 15.89 4,702.8-45.08
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3.0 0.02 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4.0 0.02 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 372.9 2.29 28.91,190.92
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 78.2 0.48 421.5-81.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 105.3 0.65 30.0250.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18.0 0.11 32.9-45.35
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 14.2 0.09 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 797.8 4.91 2,951.7-72.97

US Imports from Moldova

The major share of US imports from Moldova in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 45.12% of US total imports from Moldova (45.40% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 28.78% of US total imports from Moldova (27.10% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.99% of US total imports from Moldova (6.02% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.51% of US total imports from Moldova (3.17% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Moldova in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $5,783.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $3,742.6 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 $2,109.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,072.1 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Moldova in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,821.0 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 $530.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $494.1 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $411.8 thousand;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $312.9 thousand.
US imports from Moldova in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 28.8 0.06 111.3-74.13
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.1 0.01 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,296.1 13.50 513.01,127.42
10 Cereals 10.6 0.02 13.3-20.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2.9 0.01 8.3-65.11
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 126.6 0.27 108.217.05
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2.5 0.01 3.5-29.27
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3.8 0.01 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 28.4 0.06 43.1-34.08
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 139.6 0.30 38.7260.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 954.6 2.05 939.91.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 379.2 0.81 348.78.74
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,064.3 28.01 14,885.3-12.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 3.0 0.01 4.3-30.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 60.9 0.13 140.1-56.54
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12.8 0.03 3.9226.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,181.1 6.82 2,109.050.83
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.7 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) 3,792.6 8.13 4,105.5-7.62
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 236.5 0.51 185.527.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12.2 0.03 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19.9 0.04 33.5-40.67
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.5 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,698.3 10.07 955.7391.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,150.7 11.04 5,644.8-8.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,373.2 2.94 1,377.1-0.28
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,198.4 4.71 2,174.81.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.8 0.00 4.1-57.62
70 Glass and glassware 88.6 0.19 66.832.57
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16.7 0.04 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 220.8 0.47 214.72.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 48.8 0.10 58.9-17.08
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 73.0 0.16 603.7-87.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 18.7 0.04 19.0-1.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 95.5 0.20 507.3-81.17
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 2,916.7 6.25 807.6261.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 821.5 1.76 936.4-12.27
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 19.9 0.04 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 530.7 1.14 504.05.29
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce