US trade with Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 20, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Moldova

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Moldova totaled $16.0 million, up 6.95% ($1.0 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $4.8 million, down 18.14% ($1.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $11.2 million, up 23.11% ($2.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $6.4 million, a 97.68% increase ($3.2 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Moldova was the US 174th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 172nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total trade (down from 0.0016% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Moldova was the US 180th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 176th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0012% of US total exports (down from 0.0015% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Moldova was the US 147th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 145th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total imports (up from 0.0016% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Moldova

The major share of US exports to Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 51.81% of US total exports to Moldova (67.58% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 33.87% of US total exports to Moldova (13.72% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.95% of US total exports to Moldova (2.55% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.84% of US total exports to Moldova (1.43% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $973.2 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $941.3 thousand;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $158.2 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 $157.6 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $107.3 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $96.9 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;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $52.2 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $25.3 thousand;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $16.7 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $14.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $2,654.5 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $635.1 thousand;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $139.7 thousand;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $120.3 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $66.8 thousand;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $61.9 thousand;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $18.1 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $17.6 thousand.
US exports to Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 231.8 4.84 124.586.15
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,104.7 23.08 131.6739.52
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 120.3-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 69.7 1.46 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5.0 0.11 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 66.8-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 141.5 2.96 151.0-6.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 68.4 1.43 208.1-67.15
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 11.7-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 6.2 0.13 23.8-73.92
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8.4 0.18 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 121.4 2.54 69.275.48
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 2.7 0.06 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 26.6 0.56 19.536.58
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 40.1 0.84 25.756.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 31.5 0.66 6.2408.35
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3.3 0.07 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 61.9-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.5 0.07 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 16.1 0.34 8.784.48
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 68.8 1.44 5.81,088.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
69 Ceramic products 164.2 3.43 6.02,636.78
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16.7 0.35 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,200.4 25.08 259.1363.30
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 637.8 13.33 480.232.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 109.9 2.30 13.0748.49
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 70.3 1.47 82.7-15.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 461.2 9.64 3,115.8-85.20
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 18.1-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 175.6 3.67 810.7-78.34

US Imports from Moldova

The major share of US imports from Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 38.00% of US total imports from Moldova (32.38% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.95% of US total imports from Moldova (46.95% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.81% of US total imports from Moldova (1.72% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,251.9 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $954.9 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $264.0 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) - an increase of $250.1 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $167.9 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $120.4 thousand;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $82.2 thousand;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $73.9 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $60.4 thousand;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $58.7 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 $44.4 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $919.7 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 $209.3 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $110.2 thousand.
US imports from Moldova in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 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 7.9 0.07 8.7-9.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 267.2 2.39 1,186.9-77.49
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
10 Cereals 2.9 0.03 4.3-32.87
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 104.3 0.93 22.2370.68
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8.0 0.07 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 34.4 0.31 47.0-26.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 358.1 3.20 363.9-1.58
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 122.5 1.10 106.215.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2.3 0.02 6.9-66.69
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,551.8 22.83 2,478.02.98
29 Organic chemicals 12.1 0.11 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 55.1 0.49 43.127.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,365.1 12.21 113.21,105.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 896.1 8.02 1,105.4-18.94
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.3 0.04 1.2257.25
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 58.7 0.53 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10.9 0.10 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7.4 0.07 21.5-65.51
52 Cotton 0.9 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 971.6 8.69 803.720.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,272.9 20.33 1,318.072.45
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 599.2 5.36 538.811.21
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 400.3 3.58 279.943.02
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3.5 0.03 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 11.9 0.11 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 8.6 0.08 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 20.7 0.19 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 16.5-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23.2 0.21 31.2-25.60
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 66.3 0.59 21.8203.43
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 402.3 3.60 152.2164.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 65.8 0.59 176.0-62.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8.9 0.08 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 453.3 4.05 189.2139.54
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce