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Russian trade with Sweden in 2012

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Sweden in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Sweden totaled $10,126,999,236, up 10.50% ($962,461,413) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2012 totaled $6,186,506,790, up 20.66% ($1,059,438,175) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2012 were $3,940,492,446, down 2.40% ($96,976,762) from 2011.

Russia’s trade surplus with Sweden in 2012 was $2,246,014,344, a 106.13% increase ($1,156,414,937) over 2011.

Sweden was Russia’s 21st largest trading partner in 2012 (up from 22nd in 2011), accounting for 1.2027% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.1143% in 2011).

Sweden was Russia’s 21st largest export market in 2012 (up from 25th in 2011), accounting for 1.1790% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.9922% in 2011).

Sweden was Russia’s 19th largest supplier in 2012 (up from 20th in 2011), accounting for 1.2420% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.3205% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 79.88% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (80.03% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.60% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (13.18% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.14% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (3.32% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.68% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.88% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $837,676,989;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $208,383,338;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $27,263,241.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $29,641,764.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 320 0.00 136135.29
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,483,745 0.02 10,340,738-85.65
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 75,172 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,414,126 0.07 10,248,647-56.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 558,042 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 39,610 0.00 180,530-78.06
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 112,054 0.00 78,52342.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,041,827 0.08 664,506658.73
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 478,269 0.01 911,319-47.52
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,606,599 0.03 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,939,955,994 79.85 4,102,279,00520.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 800,472,149 12.94 592,088,81135.19
29 Organic chemicals 7,025 0.00 37,858-81.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 164 0.00 2,704-93.93
31 Fertilizers 58,175,901 0.94 50,510,29115.18
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 847,282 0.01 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,089,723 0.02 765,74742.31
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 885,823 0.01 794,43111.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 13,639 0.00 8,89053.42
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 77,085 0.00 52,48846.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,294,951 0.04 4,195,337-45.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 39,331,800 0.64 27,250,72844.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,641 0.00 22,861-92.82
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 61,275 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 102,816,449 1.66 95,411,1277.76
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 14,309 0.00 17,345-17.50
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 25,857 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 470,338 0.01 621,777-24.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 628,722 0.01 124,830403.66
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 39,887 0.00 328,416-87.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 920-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 36 0.00 88-59.09
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,707,654 0.03 2,339,462-27.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,692 0.00 56,512-95.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,150,847 0.02 3,781,917-69.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 855,584 0.01 1,084,803-21.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 106,449 0.00 14,823618.13
65 Headgear and parts thereof 440 0.00 15,620-97.18
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,951,336 0.11 6,742,5323.10
69 Ceramic products 19,514 0.00 141,121-86.17
70 Glass and glassware 757,931 0.01 1,717,528-55.87
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 64 0.00 926-93.09
72 Iron and steel 61,891,373 1.00 91,533,137-32.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,363,377 0.02 3,743,825-63.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 901,481 0.01 201,950346.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 15,936,992 0.26 33,295,886-52.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 50,219,470 0.81 39,996,59325.56
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,396,640 0.02 1,365,9082.25
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 645,137 0.01 145,495343.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 178 0.00 25,808-99.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 36,848,387 0.60 9,585,146284.43
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 9,205,068 0.15 9,013,0122.13
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 0 0.00 38,902-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 771,094 0.01 7,596,532-89.85
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 38,373 0.00 6,672,811-99.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,235,785 0.07 5,134,171-17.50
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,087 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 1,710-100.00
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 3,141,223 0.05 5,507,971-42.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 69,871 0.00 192,520-63.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 127 0.00 1187.63
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 4,640-100.00
SS Classified 27,267,802 0.44 179 18315,117.85

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.63% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (63.31% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.90% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (16.53% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.46% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (7.06% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.44% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (6.95% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.03% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (3.30% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2012 over 2011 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 $23,318,889;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $22,758,190;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $13,039,168.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $81,719,419;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $76,943,436;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $27,450,418.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 3,994,468 0.10 526,098659.26
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,203,760 0.21 11,085,443-26.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,247,578 0.03 501,116148.96
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,187,885 0.13 5,618,088-7.66
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 779,897 0.02 1,079,867-27.78
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 663 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 132,831 0.00 260,906-49.09
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 142,818-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,862,107 0.12 3,003,34761.89
10 Cereals 5,269,400 0.13 12,802,199-58.84
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,030,931 0.10 176,9552,177.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 153,543 0.00 114,24634.40
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 77,474-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 649 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,549,293 0.55 19,448,39610.80
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,737,292 0.04 5,868,124-70.39
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,193,114 0.03 1,497,520-20.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,070,769 0.05 2,408,576-14.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 12,886,853 0.33 14,903,666-13.53
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,278,188 0.11 9,075,582-52.86
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,994,523 0.66 29,212,849-11.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,548,286 0.29 9,843,34917.32
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,672,023 0.09 5,325,197-31.04
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 487,486 0.01 135,758259.08
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18,518,266 0.47 18,581,871-0.34
26 Ores, slag and ash 208 0.00 49324.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 18,826,576 0.48 13,958,57534.87
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,966,856 0.28 11,475,241-4.43
29 Organic chemicals 10,639,677 0.27 16,361,190-34.97
30 Pharmaceutical products 182,675,291 4.64 169,636,1237.69
31 Fertilizers 100,220 0.00 58,14672.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 168,834,383 4.28 158,866,3176.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 36,913,698 0.94 34,470,5797.09
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 30,638,705 0.78 34,903,997-12.22
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8,885,785 0.23 8,282,1427.29
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 920,050 0.02 1,421,652-35.28
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,811 0.00 14,226-80.24
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 43,144,514 1.09 39,911,4498.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 181,609,247 4.61 158,851,05714.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 29,881,228 0.76 32,997,740-9.44
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 14,507 0.00 13910,336.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,861,843 0.17 2,387,218187.44
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 760,895 0.02 2,096,070-63.70
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,822,753 0.22 8,142,3058.36
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,670 0.00 3,063-12.83
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,053 0.00 16,122-81.06
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 9,252,124 0.23 2,297,073302.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 188,473,773 4.78 265,417,209-28.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,912,674 0.20 4,595,85572.17
50 Silk 4,797 0.00 2,83569.21
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 13,715 0.00 8,84755.02
52 Cotton 381,509 0.01 336,76613.29
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 49,839 0.00 81,134-38.57
54 Man-made filaments 180,290 0.00 286,670-37.11
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,279,185 0.03 1,058,39820.86
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,281,846 0.03 1,154,80611.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 941,298 0.02 697,24135.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 160,399 0.00 223,006-28.07
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,316,035 0.16 8,250,178-23.44
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 45,118 0.00 20,779117.13
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 564,760 0.01 476,67518.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,039,660 0.03 920,52512.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,565,574 0.04 1,519,0943.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 870,904 0.02 875,527-0.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 627,134 0.02 716,964-12.53
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3,969 0.00 9,800-59.50
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 24,209 0.00 19,09626.78
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,701,602 0.07 2,418,12011.72
69 Ceramic products 7,013,442 0.18 5,897,30418.93
70 Glass and glassware 9,763,594 0.25 9,697,7350.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 46,939 0.00 26,34178.20
72 Iron and steel 77,721,907 1.97 83,547,503-6.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 115,743,877 2.94 104,995,93510.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,439,074 0.09 6,253,190-45.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 221,669 0.01 410,239-45.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,348,488 0.16 5,054,31425.61
78 Lead and articles thereof 732 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 44,960 0.00 36,13524.42
80 Tin and articles thereof 43,038 0.00 31,18238.02
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,784,295 0.07 1,325,356110.08
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 62,070,321 1.58 57,455,3868.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 25,720,928 0.65 26,017,190-1.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 863,211,924 21.91 890,662,342-3.08
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 528,097,437 13.40 533,728,540-1.06
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 602,780 0.02 917,084-34.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 951,627,293 24.15 1,033,346,712-7.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11,590,393 0.29 8,337,25239.02
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 112,638,137 2.86 89,319,24826.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 56,470 0.00 11,365396.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 52,080 0.00 54,342-4.16
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 41,224,931 1.05 37,311,52310.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,487,510 0.04 1,144,66829.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11,491,176 0.29 1,819,349531.61
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 97-100.00
SS Classified 5,453,862 0.14 3 139 43373.72
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia