Disinfo: The Republic of Moldova exports most of the products to the Russian Federation


80-90% of Moldovan exports go to the Russian Federation.


This pro-Kremlin narrative aims to show Moldova as a country dependent on Russia. This type of narrative is used in reference to other countries, too - see a similar example here.

According to the National State Office of the Republic of Moldova, in 2018 Moldova exported goods worth US $ 2.7 billion.

See below the top 10 countries where Moldova exported most goods in December 2018:

  1. Romania - 792 306,86 thousand US dollars;
  2. Italy - 309,657.64 thousand US dollars;
  3. Germany - 219,902.82 thousand US dollars;
  4. The Russian Federation - 218,622.36 thousand US dollars;
  5. Turkey - 106 276,63 thousand US dollars;
  6. Poland - 98,100,68 thousand US dollars;
  7. Belarus - 87,234.60 thousand US dollars;
  8. Ukraine - 80 301.72 thousand US dollars;
  9. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - USD 78 816.81 thousand US dollars;
  10. Switzerland - 61,183.87 thousand US dollars.

Therefore, according to official data, in 2018, the Russian Federation reached the fourth place in the top of the countries after the destination of Moldovan exports, after Romania, Italy and Germany.


  • Reported in: Issue157
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Moldavian, Russian
  • Country: Moldova, Russia
  • Keywords: Trade


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