US trade with Moldova in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 20, 2018

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

US Trade with Moldova

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Moldova totaled $44.8 million, up 11.31% ($4.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Moldova in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $13.2 million, up 43.02% ($4.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Moldova in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $31.6 million, up 1.86% ($0.6 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade deficit with Moldova in the first nine months of 2017 was $18.4 million, a 15.63% decrease ($3.4 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Moldova was the US 174th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 169th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0015% of US total trade (just as in the first nine months of 2016).

Moldova was the US 180th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 183rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0012% of US total exports (up from 0.0009% in the first nine months of 2016).

Moldova was the US 145th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 143rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0018% of US total imports (down from 0.0020% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Moldova

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 77.15% of US total exports to Moldova (72.31% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.11% of US total exports to Moldova (8.14% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.22% of US total exports to Moldova (10.59% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.60% of US total exports to Moldova (1.07% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.58% of US total exports to Moldova (1.77% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,390.5 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 $965.3 thousand;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $638.2 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;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $386.2 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $384.2 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $115.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $42.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Moldova in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $136.4 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $94.4 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $86.7 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $68.1 thousand;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $66.4 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 $55.0 thousand;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $49.1 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $44.8 thousand.
US exports to Moldova in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 178.9 1.35 247.0-27.57
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 227.1 1.72 237.1-4.24
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3.5 0.03 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 26.1 0.20 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
10 Cereals 14.6 0.11 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 31.2 0.24 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 0.26 129.0-73.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 139.5 1.06 275.9-49.43
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 35.2 0.27 47.3-25.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12.4 0.09 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5.5 0.04 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10.7 0.08 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 9.3 0.07 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 498.7 3.77 114.5335.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4.1 0.03 70.5-94.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 291.4 2.20 340.5-14.42
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 10.6 0.08 21.0-49.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9.5 0.07 5.572.19
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 42.5 0.32 28.947.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 122.7 0.93 80.552.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 72.7 0.55 90.8-19.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.6 0.03 58.6-93.80
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6.5 0.05 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17.3 0.13 6.6162.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18.3 0.14 15.219.84
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8.8 0.07 53.5-83.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13.0 0.10 9.241.87
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9.6 0.07 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 47.5 0.36 36.530.26
69 Ceramic products 9.8 0.07 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 7.5 0.06 0.0
72 Iron and steel 4.5 0.03 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 2.9 0.02 89.6-96.72
75 Nickel and articles thereof 58.8 0.44 54.67.81
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10.0 0.08 12.7-21.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,910.8 14.46 1,272.650.15
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 2,454.8 18.57 1,489.564.80
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 3.62 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 726.7 5.50 703.23.34
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,787.5 13.52 397.0350.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,839.6 21.48 2,821.00.66
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 28.3 0.21 3.6684.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 122.2 0.92 6.81,706.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19.9 0.15 9.6108.48
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 851.1 6.44 464.983.06

US Imports from Moldova

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 42.08% of US total imports from Moldova (48.78% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 38.06% of US total imports from Moldova (37.65% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.27% of US total imports from Moldova (2.02% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,671.1 thousand;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1,165.5 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $565.9 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $283.8 thousand;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $261.2 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 $243.9 thousand;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $175.8 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 $161.3 thousand.

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $2,287.7 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1,229.7 thousand;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $268.5 thousand;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $135.2 thousand;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $131.2 thousand.
US imports from Moldova in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 23.6 0.07 36.7-35.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,281.6 10.39 3,416.8-3.96
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2.2 0.01 4.9-54.35
10 Cereals 18.1 0.06 31.0-41.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6.1 0.02 27.1-77.42
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8.4 0.03 2.3262.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 59.9 0.19 36.265.18
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 17.7-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 69.4 0.22 102.3-32.18
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 728.9 2.31 649.612.20
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 826.4 2.62 260.5217.26
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,240.9 26.10 10,528.6-21.73
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 21.1 0.07 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 46.0-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 56.8 0.18 12.5353.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,239.6 7.09 568.5293.92
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,647.6 5.22 1,601.42.89
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 55.6 0.18 186.8-70.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 85.2 0.27 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 60.7 0.19 66.5-8.64
52 Cotton 9.1 0.03 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 0.56 0.725,774.05
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,082.3 6.60 3,312.0-37.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,669.4 17.96 5,738.5-1.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,211.2 3.84 927.330.61
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,855.0 9.04 1,689.568.99
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 9.0 0.03 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7.8 0.02 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 119.2 0.38 116.91.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 54.1 0.17 25.2115.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 7.9 0.02 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 44.2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 51.9 0.16 58.8-11.79
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 198.5 0.63 37.2433.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8.0 0.03 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 799.2 2.53 555.343.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 96.6 0.31 365.0-73.55
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12.3 0.04 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13.4 0.04 14.7-8.63
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 752.0 2.38 490.853.21
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce