US trade (export - import) with Moldova in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 20, 2018

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

US Trade with Moldova

In 2017, US trade with Moldova totaled $60.8 million, up 10.13% ($5.6 million) from 2016.

US exports to Moldova in 2017 totaled $18.0 million, up 19.33% ($2.9 million) from 2016.

US imports from Moldova in 2017 totaled $42.7 million, up 6.67% ($2.7 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Moldova in 2017 was $24.7 million, a 0.97% decrease ($0.2 million) over 2016.

Moldova was the US 175th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 171st in 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total trade (just as in 2016).

Moldova was the US 180th largest export market in 2017 (up from 183rd in 2016), accounting for 0.0012% of US total exports (up from 0.0010% in 2016).

Moldova was the US 147th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 144th in 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total imports (just as in 2016).

US Exports to Moldova

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.41% of US total exports to Moldova (70.48% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.84% of US total exports to Moldova (11.80% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.27% of US total exports to Moldova (5.97% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.93% of US total exports to Moldova (1.21% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.52% of US total exports to Moldova (1.15% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Moldova in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,579.5 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,378.1 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 $1,122.9 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $963.1 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) - an increase of $478.9 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $366.6 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $168.0 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $120.4 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $115.5 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $69.7 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $63.0 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $56.6 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Moldova in 2017 over 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 $2,635.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $248.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $161.2 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $151.8 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $145.9 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $116.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $90.3 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $61.9 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $57.9 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 $55.0 thousand.
US exports to Moldova in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 410.7 2.28 371.610.54
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,331.8 7.40 368.7261.19
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.5 0.02 120.3-97.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 26.1 0.14 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 69.7 0.39 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5.0 0.03 5.2-4.06
10 Cereals 14.6 0.08 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 31.2 0.17 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 34.6 0.19 195.8-82.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 281.0 1.56 426.9-34.17
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 103.6 0.58 255.4-59.45
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12.4 0.07 11.75.56
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5.5 0.03 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10.7 0.06 4.8122.70
29 Organic chemicals 9.3 0.05 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 504.9 2.80 138.3265.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12.5 0.07 70.5-82.22
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 412.8 2.29 409.70.76
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 13.3 0.07 21.0-36.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9.5 0.05 5.572.19
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 69.2 0.38 48.442.81
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 162.8 0.90 106.253.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 104.2 0.58 97.07.41
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.6 0.02 58.6-93.80
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9.8 0.05 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17.3 0.10 6.6162.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18.3 0.10 15.219.84
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 61.9-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8.8 0.05 53.5-83.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 16.5 0.09 9.279.45
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9.6 0.05 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 63.6 0.35 45.240.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 68.8 0.38 5.81,088.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
69 Ceramic products 174.0 0.97 6.02,800.12
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7.5 0.04 4.087.90
72 Iron and steel 4.5 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.9 0.02 93.2-96.85
75 Nickel and articles thereof 75.5 0.42 54.638.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10.0 0.06 18.8-46.88
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,111.2 17.28 1,531.7103.12
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 3,092.6 17.18 1,969.757.01
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 478.9 2.66 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 836.6 4.65 716.216.81
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,857.8 10.32 479.7287.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,300.8 18.33 5,936.8-44.40
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 28.3 0.16 21.730.55
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 122.2 0.68 6.81,706.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19.9 0.11 9.6108.48
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,026.7 5.70 1,275.6-19.51

US Imports from Moldova

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 39.17% of US total imports from Moldova (48.36% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 38.04% of US total imports from Moldova (36.45% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.72% of US total imports from Moldova (1.95% in 2016).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,922.9 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1,285.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $885.8 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $582.3 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $525.2 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 $494.0 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $344.2 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) - an increase of $205.7 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $175.8 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $143.9 thousand.

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $2,213.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1,061.8 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,054.9 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $378.7 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 $163.1 thousand.
US imports from Moldova in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 26.2-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 31.5 0.07 45.4-30.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,548.8 8.30 4,603.7-22.91
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2.2 0.01 7.5-70.29
10 Cereals 21.0 0.05 35.2-40.49
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6.1 0.01 31.0-80.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8.4 0.02 2.3262.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 164.2 0.38 58.4181.13
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8.0 0.02 17.7-54.75
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 103.8 0.24 149.3-30.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,087.0 2.54 1,013.57.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 948.9 2.22 366.6158.82
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2.3 0.01 12.0-80.81
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,792.7 25.25 13,006.6-17.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 21.1 0.05 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 12.1 0.03 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 46.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 111.8 0.26 55.6101.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,604.7 8.43 681.8428.74
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,543.8 5.95 2,706.9-6.03
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 59.9 0.14 188.0-68.15
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 143.9 0.34 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.9 0.03 3.3227.62
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 68.1 0.16 88.0-22.56
52 Cotton 10.0 0.02 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 176.5 0.41 0.725,774.05
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,053.9 7.14 4,115.7-25.80
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,942.3 18.58 7,056.512.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,810.4 4.23 1,466.223.48
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,255.3 7.61 1,969.465.30
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.5 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 12.5 0.03 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7.8 0.02 5.249.85
70 Glass and glassware 131.2 0.31 116.912.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 62.7 0.15 25.2149.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 28.6 0.07 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 60.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 75.1 0.18 90.0-16.57
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 264.8 0.62 59.0348.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8.0 0.02 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3.3 0.01 15.0-78.23
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 1,201.5 2.81 707.569.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 162.3 0.38 541.0-70.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12.3 0.03 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 22.3 0.05 14.752.05
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,205.3 2.82 680.077.23
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce