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Russian trade with Sweden in 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 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Sweden was $3,891,840,451, down 9.23% ($395,793,029) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2016 were $2,223,803,434, down 8.66% ($210,793,227) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2016 were $1,668,037,017, down 9.98% ($184,999,802) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Sweden in 2016 was $555,766,417, a 4.44% decrease ($25,793,425) over 2015.

Sweden was Russia’s 28th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 25th in 2015), accounting for 0.8320% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.8147% in 2015).

Sweden was Russia’s 29th largest export market in 2016 (up from 30th in 2015), accounting for 0.7789% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.7086% in 2015).

Sweden was Russia’s 25th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 24th in 2015), accounting for 0.9152% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.0144% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 68.44% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (64.82% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.55% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (27.02% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.61% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.63% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.37% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.61% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.14% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.40% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.01% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (0.85% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $37,642,036;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $13,451,697;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $6,987,042.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2016 over 2015 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) - a decrease of $159,577,393;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $55,911,755;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $20,243,752;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $10,582,418;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $7,796,489.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 46,193-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,094,009 0.05 5,042,611-78.30
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3 0.00 250.00
10 Cereals 1,570,164 0.07 604,102159.92
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 28,935 0.00 6,904319.10
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 1,962,107-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6 0.00 87-93.10
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 105,853 0.00 444,329-76.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 32,909 0.00 24,40134.87
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 19,652,705 0.88 12,665,66355.17
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 497,253 0.02 614,866-19.13
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,521,563,414 68.42 1,577,475,169-3.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 337,060,613 15.16 496,638,006-32.13
29 Organic chemicals 65,862,153 2.96 67,291,413-2.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 168,111 0.01 79,841110.56
31 Fertilizers 32,432,027 1.46 40,228,516-19.38
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,688 0.00 21,970-78.66
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 527,262 0.02 515,7852.23
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 396,827 0.02 1,745,871-77.27
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 23 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 72,669 0.00 39,24485.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,130,287 0.10 1,933,08110.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 62,804,009 2.82 49,352,31227.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 980 0.00 449118.26
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 47,140,267 2.12 57,722,685-18.33
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 26,379 0.00 14,15886.32
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,912 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 365,141 0.02 695,531-47.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 68,291 0.00 53,12528.55
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 48,826 0.00 17,778174.64
54 Man-made filaments 108 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 10,378 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,808,026 0.17 515,311638.98
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 27 0.00 529-94.90
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 34 0.00 156-78.21
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,672,423 0.08 2,149,413-22.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 199,404 0.01 72,791173.94
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,375,799 0.06 1,329,8253.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 530,266 0.02 93,331468.16
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 356 0.00 11,796-96.98
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 45-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 117-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,840,691 0.17 4,324,718-11.19
69 Ceramic products 42,567 0.00 32,74929.98
70 Glass and glassware 3,951,181 0.18 4,318,656-8.51
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 356-100.00
72 Iron and steel 13,059,934 0.59 18,180,083-28.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,146,377 0.10 1,586,39735.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 443,024 0.02 292,12951.65
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 969-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 31,609,852 1.42 37,443,012-15.58
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 631,128 0.03 370,33370.42
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 314,545 0.01 423,677-25.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,861,935 0.44 5,731,65372.06
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,545,876 0.29 6,762,819-3.21
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 4,475,926 0.20 7,244,274-38.21
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 1,141 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,081,449 0.09 22,325,201-90.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 37,779,505 1.70 137,46927,382.20
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,922,087 0.09 2,841,162-32.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 308 0.00 21,248-98.55
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8,946 0.00 3,665144.09
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 3,731,221 0.17 3,079,96721.14
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 94,020 0.00 65,07944.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 694 0.00 827-16.08
SS Classified 6,490 0.00 705820.57

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.27% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (53.18% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.71% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (23.65% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.71% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (7.82% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.01% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (6.79% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.84% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (4.77% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.60% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (1.03% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $12,704,180;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,087,716;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $6,584,735;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $5,040,469.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2016 over 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 $156,891,219;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $26,176,213;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $14,001,095;
  • 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 $8,478,757;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6,173,573;
  • 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 $5,576,822.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 48,409 0.00 439,454-88.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 997,102 0.06 1,185,678-15.90
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 45,364 0.00 19,538132.18
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 42-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 18,724-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,592,947 0.10 2,095,266-23.97
10 Cereals 1,842,785 0.11 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,301,035 0.20 3,875,749-14.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 32,343 0.00 7,433335.13
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 74 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 59,895,739 3.59 47,191,55926.92
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 340,652 0.02 255,23333.47
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,092,199 0.07 1,300,508-16.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,513,521 0.09 1,586,384-4.59
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,395,706 0.32 6,714,425-19.64
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,342,706 0.14 2,820,979-16.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,097,534 0.55 10,316,038-11.81
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,756,119 0.35 6,781,930-15.13
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,137,566 0.13 2,289,669-6.64
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,053,982 0.12 1,478,01138.97
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,129,944 0.13 6,364,934-66.54
26 Ores, slag and ash 581,401 0.03 3,419,666-83.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,306,641 0.44 9,228,248-20.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,274,201 0.20 5,199,038-37.02
29 Organic chemicals 10,601,942 0.64 9,727,7858.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 115,771,706 6.94 112,443,1542.96
31 Fertilizers 1,340,799 0.08 529,647153.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 74,237,996 4.45 78,672,908-5.64
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 25,608,390 1.54 20,567,92124.51
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 20,640,737 1.24 26,217,559-21.27
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 12,844,855 0.77 11,796,0718.89
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,535,559 0.09 1,123,62536.66
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 1,496-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 27,665,864 1.66 25,961,2156.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 103,568,497 6.21 129,744,710-20.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 15,054,234 0.90 16,170,450-6.90
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 379 0.00 19,602-98.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,733,981 0.28 919,341414.93
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 358,372 0.02 126,772182.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,997,627 0.24 4,252,746-6.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,835 0.00 2,991-38.65
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 5,339-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 27,144,243 1.63 20,559,50832.03
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 84,831,602 5.09 98,832,697-14.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 891,633 0.05 2,232,680-60.06
50 Silk 164 0.00 817-79.93
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 11,571 0.00 6,96666.11
52 Cotton 86,664 0.01 85,4671.40
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 13,403 0.00 16,476-18.65
54 Man-made filaments 47,697 0.00 39,97519.32
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,895,900 0.11 1,443,77031.32
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,284,374 0.20 3,540,313-7.23
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 312,740 0.02 494,339-36.74
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 139,928 0.01 108,86928.53
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,720,031 0.34 6,287,642-9.03
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 315,212 0.02 184,52970.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 77,023 0.00 124,121-37.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 98,873 0.01 92,3087.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 613,091 0.04 807,251-24.05
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 353,244 0.02 335,5545.27
65 Headgear and parts thereof 684,911 0.04 739,332-7.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 14,694 0.00 1,0031,365.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 648 0.00 793-18.28
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,449,190 0.15 1,665,53747.05
69 Ceramic products 4,379,495 0.26 810,917440.07
70 Glass and glassware 3,270,787 0.20 3,803,476-14.01
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,930 0.00 8,7112.51
72 Iron and steel 36,872,842 2.21 33,401,51310.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 49,027,125 2.94 51,944,569-5.62
74 Copper and articles thereof 849,499 0.05 914,309-7.09
75 Nickel and articles thereof 124,469 0.01 173,654-28.32
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,683,094 0.16 2,547,2725.33
79 Zinc and articles thereof 28,660 0.00 29,801-3.83
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 7,467-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 802,199 0.05 838,018-4.27
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 35,372,150 2.12 35,036,0730.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 19,562,882 1.17 20,069,634-2.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 349,679,328 20.96 339,591,6122.97
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 168,087,511 10.08 324,978,730-48.28
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 403,273 0.02 267,98050.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 269,182,099 16.14 267,380,8300.67
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9,092,140 0.55 4,874,11786.54
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 42,092,613 2.52 48,266,186-12.79
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6,870 0.00 17,913-61.65
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 155,197 0.01 7,2522,040.06
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 12,005,995 0.72 20,484,752-41.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,758,522 0.11 715,079145.92
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,197,618 0.25 5,540,316-24.24
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 38-100.00
SS Classified 666,140 0.04 2 854 815-76.67

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