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Russian trade with Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2016

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 the first quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Sweden

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Sweden was $724,905,961, down 44.01% ($569,843,450) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $421,265,365, down 51.51% ($447,435,034) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $303,640,596, down 28.73% ($122,408,416) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $117,624,769, a 73.43% decrease ($325,026,618) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Sweden was Russia's 28th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 22nd in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.7450% of Russia's total trade (down from 0.9787% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Sweden was Russia's 31st largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 21st in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.6865% of Russia's total exports (down from 0.9624% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Sweden was Russia's 28th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 22nd in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.8449% of Russia's total imports (down from 1.0136% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 75.87% of Russia's total exports to Sweden (77.14% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.98% of Russia's total exports to Sweden (17.06% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.62% of Russia's total exports to Sweden (2.33% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.46% of Russia's total exports to Sweden (1.76% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.33% of Russia's total exports to Sweden (0.85% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,498,479;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $1,509,768.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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 $350,550,081;
  • 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 $81,418,671;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $7,917,127;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $4,870,795;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,891,207;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,961,226;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $1,767,517;
  • 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 $1,297,169.
Russia's exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 -100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 344,835 0.08 6.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2 0.00
10 Cereals 1,004,681 0.24
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 21,156 0.01
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 -100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2 0.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 204 0.00 -83.04
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,238,947 1.01 -15.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 35,919 0.01 244.18
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 319,578,468 75.86 -52.31
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 49,794,123 11.82 -62.05
29 Organic chemicals 3,129,252 0.74 -26.38
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,732 0.00
31 Fertilizers 3,376,439 0.80 -34.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,674 0.00 -34.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 89,273 0.02 -5.66
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 35,026 0.01 21.96
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,751 0.00 -48.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 347,510 0.08 -21.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,505,623 2.49 49.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 106 0.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,256,176 2.43 -32.20
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 26,379 0.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 82,927 0.02 -41.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 16,620 0.00 43.23
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 8,980 0.00 166.63
54 Man-made filaments 108 0.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 942,187 0.22 4,958,778.95
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 27 0.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 194,257 0.05 -69.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 11,856 0.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 324,957 0.08 -13.28
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 153,451 0.04 259.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 223 0.00 -94.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 694,087 0.16 -18.82
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 -100.00
70 Glass and glassware 640,596 0.15 385.93
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 -100.00
72 Iron and steel 2,063,971 0.49 -58.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 302,708 0.07 -0.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 211,521 0.05 9,545.28
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,791,315 1.61 -53.83
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 125,725 0.03 63,719.80
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24,148 0.01 -90.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,521,406 0.36 12,972.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,536,571 0.36 25.50
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 1,192,618 0.28 -52.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 282,421 0.07 186.96
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 24,208 0.01 -32.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 474,164 0.11 -37.69
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 -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 793,919 0.19 1.09
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 42,513 0.01 14.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 603 0.00 2,133.33

Russia's Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.66% of Russia's total imports from Sweden (51.26% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 26.24% of Russia's total imports from Sweden (25.40% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.68% of Russia's total imports from Sweden (7.83% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.47% of Russia's total imports from Sweden (7.33% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.88% of Russia's total imports from Sweden (3.90% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $8,244,850;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $3,933,239;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,807,175;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $1,115,975;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $972,239.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $48,440,928;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $26,550,871;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $12,823,597;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $10,872,367;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $8,772,034;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $5,908,969;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $4,978,777;
  • 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) - a decrease of $3,524,170;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,244,835;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,926,253;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,861,771;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1,820,866;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,388,130;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $1,349,279;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,089,809;
  • 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 $925,375.
Russia's imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
01 Live animals 7,765 0.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 324,572 0.11 19.14
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 290,852 0.10 -15.12
10 Cereals 28,245 0.01
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 604,256 0.20 763.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,426 0.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10,537,513 3.47 20.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 142,550 0.05 1,955.52
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 228,825 0.08 -21.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 359,397 0.12 55.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,074,987 0.35 -12.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 487,393 0.16 -19.18
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,302,455 0.76 -20.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 743,294 0.24 -40.03
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 505,601 0.17 -8.97
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 202,736 0.07 36.28
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 441,168 0.15 -30.28
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 -100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,536,535 0.51 13.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 564,405 0.19 -62.11
29 Organic chemicals 1,984,863 0.65 -1.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 18,466,569 6.08 -32.20
31 Fertilizers 133,484 0.04 -64.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13,615,529 4.48 -26.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,540,831 1.50 -29.08
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 5,735,358 1.89 -19.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,025,881 1.00 47.34
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 329,709 0.11 27.08
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,951,997 1.63 -18.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23,203,844 7.64 -31.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,126,461 1.03 19.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,230,157 0.41 977.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 805,687 0.27 -32.86
45 Cork and articles of cork 686 0.00 -9.50
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 -100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,940,691 2.29 130.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20,779,260 6.84 -22.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 233,299 0.08 -31.44
50 Silk 164 0.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 11,571 0.00 246.54
52 Cotton 24,691 0.01 74.19
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 11,094 0.00 17.63
54 Man-made filaments 10,254 0.00 -4.15
55 Man-made staple fibers 465,968 0.15 22.33
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 868,963 0.29 -11.43
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 99,728 0.03 -35.03
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 33,898 0.01 66.78
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,074,406 0.35 -21.76
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 73,660 0.02 911.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25,746 0.01 -3.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 16,496 0.01 17.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 115,179 0.04 -54.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 26,937 0.01 1,282.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 163,466 0.05 49.45
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,510 0.00 3,255.56
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 47 0.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 228,650 0.08 -45.31
69 Ceramic products 520,375 0.17 158.25
70 Glass and glassware 384,571 0.13 -54.80
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,605 0.00 727.32
72 Iron and steel 8,551,345 2.82 10.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,968,931 3.28 -22.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 183,114 0.06 -19.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 41,773 0.01 26.86
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 446,667 0.15 -33.04
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,110 0.00 20.78
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 301,510 0.10 0.94
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,328,619 2.08 -17.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,561,888 1.17 -6.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 63,041,369 20.76 -16.90
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 21,534,405 7.09 -69.23
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 143,053 0.05 35.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 34,289,135 11.29 -43.64
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 8,244,850 2.72
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,364,058 2.75 -27.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,644 0.00 -24.41
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 62,008 0.02 912.87
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 2,868,303 0.94 -55.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 346,083 0.11 397.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,684,308 0.55 15.43
SS Classified 20,163 0.01 -98.65
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia