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Russian trade with Sweden in 2013

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 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Sweden was $8,392,238,165, down 17.13% ($1,734,761,071) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2013 were $4,475,629,312, down 27.65% ($1,710,877,478) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2013 were $3,916,608,853, down 0.61% ($23,883,593) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Sweden in 2013 was $559,020,459, a 75.11% decrease ($1,686,993,885) over 2012.

Sweden was Russia’s 24th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 21st in 2012), accounting for 0.9964% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.2027% in 2012).

Sweden was Russia’s 26th largest export market in 2013 (down from 21st in 2012), accounting for 0.8488% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.1790% in 2012).

Sweden was Russia’s 19th largest supplier in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 1.2435% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.2420% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 80.08% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (79.88% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.41% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (14.60% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.15% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.68% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.76% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.14% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.44% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (0.83% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $37,293,390;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $34,572,562;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $18,923,820.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,356,099,236;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $364,660,256;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $30,048,749;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $24,779,363;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $23,154,232.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 333 0.00 3204.06
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,531,648 0.03 1,483,7453.23
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 199,719 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 75,172-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,249,511 0.12 4,414,12618.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 16,727 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,796,595 0.08 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,598 0.00 558,042-98.64
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 98,415 0.00 39,610148.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,126,297 0.05 112,0541,797.56
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 23,965,647 0.54 5,041,827375.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 360,320 0.01 478,269-24.66
26 Ores, slag and ash 19,603 0.00 1,606,599-98.78
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,583,856,758 80.07 4,939,955,994-27.45
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 435,811,893 9.74 800,472,149-45.56
29 Organic chemicals 34,579,587 0.77 7,025492,136.11
30 Pharmaceutical products 80,694 0.00 16449,103.66
31 Fertilizers 35,021,669 0.78 58,175,901-39.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 27,235 0.00 847,282-96.79
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,018,796 0.02 1,089,723-6.51
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 1,226,811 0.03 885,82338.49
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 442 0.00 13,639-96.76
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 48,803 0.00 77,085-36.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,729,004 0.06 2,294,95118.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 44,786,632 1.00 39,331,80013.87
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,457 0.00 1,64149.73
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 90,838 0.00 61,27548.25
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 140,109,839 3.13 102,816,44936.27
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 15,710 0.00 14,3099.79
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 274,665 0.01 25,857962.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 570,667 0.01 470,33821.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 170,532 0.00 628,722-72.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 20,722 0.00 39,887-48.05
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 839 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 113 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 239 0.00 36563.89
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,722,183 0.04 1,707,6540.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,471 0.00 2,692-8.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,788,116 0.04 1,150,84755.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,129,459 0.03 855,58432.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,402 0.00 106,449-91.17
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 440-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,864 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,625,381 0.13 6,951,336-19.07
69 Ceramic products 38,785 0.00 19,51498.75
70 Glass and glassware 610,108 0.01 757,931-19.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,187 0.00 6415,817.19
72 Iron and steel 37,112,010 0.83 61,891,373-40.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,560,994 0.03 1,363,37714.49
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,381,656 0.03 901,48153.27
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16,288,796 0.36 15,936,9922.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20,170,721 0.45 50,219,470-59.83
79 Zinc and articles thereof 526 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,959,643 0.04 1,396,64040.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 428,222 0.01 645,137-33.62
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 44,561 0.00 17824,934.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 49,694,359 1.11 36,848,38734.86
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 7,244,306 0.16 9,205,068-21.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 753,483 0.02 771,094-2.28
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 44,375 0.00 38,37315.64
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,597,768 0.15 4,235,78555.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 625 0.00 2,087-70.05
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 3,172,734 0.07 3,141,2231.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 218,183 0.00 69,871212.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,544 0.00 1271,115.75
SS Classified 199,492 0.00 27 267 802-99.27

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.43% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (62.63% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.23% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (17.90% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.66% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (7.46% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.75% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.44% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.94% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (3.03% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.50% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (0.95% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $83,557,382;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $25,255,237;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $17,378,926.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $66,247,641;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $48,610,396;
  • 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) - a decrease of $36,032,439;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $22,448,268.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 79,919 0.00 3,994,468-98.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 12,775,371 0.33 8,203,76055.73
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 536,992 0.01 1,247,578-56.96
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,475,456 0.22 5,187,88563.37
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 70,429 0.00 779,897-90.97
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 23 0.00 663-96.53
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 63,197 0.00 132,831-52.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,463,723 0.11 4,862,107-8.19
10 Cereals 30,524,637 0.78 5,269,400479.28
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,951,907 0.08 4,030,931-26.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 162,002 0.00 153,5435.51
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 164 0.00 649-74.73
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26,501,692 0.68 21,549,29322.98
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,226,820 0.03 1,737,292-29.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,156,151 0.03 1,193,114-3.10
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,391,250 0.06 2,070,76915.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14,417,888 0.37 12,886,85311.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,384,211 0.14 4,278,18825.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 24,790,847 0.63 25,994,523-4.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,551,943 0.35 11,548,28617.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,659,613 0.09 3,672,023-0.34
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 968,484 0.02 487,48698.67
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 35,897,192 0.92 18,518,26693.85
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,519,999 0.09 2081,692,207.21
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19,475,992 0.50 18,826,5763.45
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 94,524,238 2.41 10,966,856761.91
29 Organic chemicals 14,356,321 0.37 10,639,67734.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 171,030,515 4.37 182,675,291-6.37
31 Fertilizers 27,938 0.00 100,220-72.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 163,297,630 4.17 168,834,383-3.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 40,853,584 1.04 36,913,69810.67
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 35,616,255 0.91 30,638,70516.25
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 16,902,316 0.43 8,885,78590.22
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,500,079 0.06 920,050171.73
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,240 0.00 2,811-55.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 35,448,350 0.91 43,144,514-17.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 186,492,931 4.76 181,609,2472.69
40 Rubber and articles thereof 31,271,288 0.80 29,881,2284.65
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 23,673 0.00 14,50763.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,930,894 0.10 6,861,843-42.71
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 385,122 0.01 760,895-49.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,723,666 0.25 8,822,75310.21
45 Cork and articles of cork 3,347 0.00 2,67025.36
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 306 0.00 3,053-89.98
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 14,509,590 0.37 9,252,12456.82
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 197,989,012 5.06 188,473,7735.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,972,510 0.08 7,912,674-62.43
50 Silk 0 0.00 4,797-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 14,655 0.00 13,7156.85
52 Cotton 290,218 0.01 381,509-23.93
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 23,897 0.00 49,839-52.05
54 Man-made filaments 60,344 0.00 180,290-66.53
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,864,536 0.05 1,279,18545.76
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,809,214 0.07 1,281,846119.15
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 610,315 0.02 941,298-35.16
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 167,379 0.00 160,3994.35
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7,400,471 0.19 6,316,03517.17
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 161,885 0.00 45,118258.80
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,042,084 0.03 564,76084.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,103,609 0.03 1,039,6606.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,162,381 0.06 1,565,57438.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 776,842 0.02 870,904-10.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 608,535 0.02 627,134-2.97
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 26,738 0.00 3,969573.67
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,080 0.00 24,209-83.15
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,323,785 0.06 2,701,602-13.98
69 Ceramic products 5,795,706 0.15 7,013,442-17.36
70 Glass and glassware 8,061,777 0.21 9,763,594-17.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 108,868 0.00 46,939131.94
72 Iron and steel 71,979,428 1.84 77,721,907-7.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 122,262,378 3.12 115,743,8775.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,170,387 0.06 3,439,074-36.89
75 Nickel and articles thereof 443,188 0.01 221,66999.93
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,658,961 0.17 6,348,4884.89
78 Lead and articles thereof 28,388 0.00 7323,778.14
79 Zinc and articles thereof 26,542 0.00 44,960-40.97
80 Tin and articles thereof 23,749 0.00 43,038-44.82
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,322,376 0.08 2,784,29519.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 64,833,870 1.66 62,070,3214.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 28,346,464 0.72 25,720,92810.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 796,964,283 20.35 863,211,924-7.67
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 492,064,998 12.56 528,097,437-6.82
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 430,248 0.01 602,780-28.62
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 903,016,897 23.06 951,627,293-5.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,786,516 0.15 11,590,393-50.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 90,189,869 2.30 112,638,137-19.93
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 181,871 0.00 56,470222.07
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 34,375 0.00 52,080-34.00
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 44,950,473 1.15 41,224,9319.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,817,664 0.05 1,487,51022.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,510,708 0.22 11,491,176-25.94
SS Classified 2,241,194 0.06 5 453 862-58.91
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia