US trade with Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 04, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Moldova

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Moldova totaled $18.2 million, up 33.21% ($4.5 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $5.1 million, up 141.62% ($3.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $13.1 million, up 13.57% ($1.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $8.1 million, a 14.77% decrease ($1.4 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Moldova was the US 168th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 169th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total trade (up from 0.0017% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Moldova was the US 176th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 188th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of US total exports (up from 0.0006% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Moldova was the US 139th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 138th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0022% of US total imports (down from 0.0024% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Moldova

The major share of US exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 78.33% of US total exports to Moldova (53.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.82% of US total exports to Moldova (11.95% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.37% of US total exports to Moldova (19.79% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.39% of US total exports to Moldova (5.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.20% of US total exports to Moldova (1.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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) - an increase of $1,667.1 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 $501.7 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $371.7 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $277.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $188.3 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $103.5 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $36.9 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $24.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $23.5 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $21.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $121.7 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $80.7 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $47.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $22.5 thousand.
US exports to Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 49.2 0.97 96.6-49.06
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 55.6 1.10 177.3-68.66
10 Cereals 14.6 0.29 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13.3 0.26 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 139.5 2.75 141.0-1.04
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3.0 0.06 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 134.2 2.65 97.437.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 114.1 2.25 110.82.93
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 3.7 0.07 8.1-54.77
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5.8 0.11 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 12.9 0.25 7.475.10
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 38.4 0.76 14.9157.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 36.5 0.72 11.8209.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6.5 0.13 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.2 0.06 7.6-58.66
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.2 0.08 6.2-31.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5.8 0.11 28.3-79.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.9 0.06 83.7-96.49
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16.7 0.33 28.1-40.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 734.2 14.50 362.5102.55
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 869.0 17.16 367.3136.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 51.2 1.01 30.070.82
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 391.8 7.74 114.2243.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,920.9 37.93 253.8656.94
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 103.5 2.04 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 334.1 6.60 145.7129.21

US Imports from Moldova

The major share of US imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 44.89% of US total imports from Moldova (41.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 34.58% of US total imports from Moldova (44.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.41% of US total imports from Moldova (2.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $999.5 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $643.5 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $342.9 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $310.0 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $161.4 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $158.6 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $125.7 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 $124.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $67.8 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $65.6 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $52.8 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $39.7 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,187.1 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 $106.8 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $92.9 thousand;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $44.7 thousand.
US imports from Moldova in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.4 0.03 30.0-88.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 334.5 2.55 1,521.6-78.02
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2.2 0.02 4.9-54.35
10 Cereals 3.4 0.03 25.2-86.64
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8.4 0.06 2.3262.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 52.8 0.40 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 21.4-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 210.8 1.60 255.5-17.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 375.8 2.86 65.9470.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,552.9 27.04 3,210.010.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 25.8-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5.7 0.04 12.5-54.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,230.4 9.36 231.0432.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 535.6 4.08 642.4-16.63
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 18.3 0.14 26.9-32.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 67.8 0.52 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 26.2 0.20 0.0
52 Cotton 8.1 0.06 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 65.6 0.50 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 962.9 7.33 923.24.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,164.0 24.08 2,520.525.53
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 595.4 4.53 436.836.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,095.3 8.34 933.917.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.7 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 6.4 0.05 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7.8 0.06 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 35.4 0.27 60.6-41.56
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 22.0 0.17 25.2-12.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14.1 0.11 37.6-62.42
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 65.1 0.50 37.274.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8.0 0.06 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3.3 0.02 10.2-68.03
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 312.3 2.38 187.966.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 23.1 0.18 116.0-80.05
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.4 0.05 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 316.3 2.41 190.665.96
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce