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Russian trade with Sweden in the 4th 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 fourth quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Sweden totaled $1,145,688,026, up 14.08% ($141,380,244) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $673,571,570, up 65.64% ($266,931,974) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $472,116,456, down 21.01% ($125,551,730) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade balance with Sweden went from a deficit of $191,028,590 in the 4th quarter of 2015, to a surplus of $201,455,114 in the 4th quarter of 2016.

Sweden was Russia’s 28th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.8408% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7680% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Sweden was Russia’s 28th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 36th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.8034% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4933% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Sweden was Russia’s 28th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 19th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.9004% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.2365% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 67.25% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (51.03% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.22% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (39.10% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.81% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (3.25% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.56% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (3.73% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th 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) - an increase of $245,297,889;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $9,147,653;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $4,580,206;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $3,386,970;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,897,380;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,055,381.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $2,223,669.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 38,837 0.01 2,262,506-98.28
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2 0.00 3-33.33
10 Cereals 276,253 0.04 604,102-54.27
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 881-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4 0.00 87-95.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 105,082 0.02 65016,066.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 16,195 0.00 7,001131.32
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,574,934 0.68 1,187,964285.11
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 230,993 0.03 98,731133.96
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 452,712,574 67.21 207,414,685118.26
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 113,869,749 16.91 113,579,6020.26
29 Organic chemicals 30,463,596 4.52 21,315,94342.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 71,055 0.01 79,841-11.00
31 Fertilizers 6,618,952 0.98 7,271,677-8.98
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 163,748 0.02 178,055-8.04
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 304,297 0.05 1,227,745-75.21
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 23 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 52,057 0.01 11,686345.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 627,935 0.09 530,85318.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17,697,520 2.63 14,800,14019.58
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 100 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17,079,126 2.54 15,023,74513.68
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 150,123 0.02 110,21036.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 28,545 0.00 18,43754.82
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 6,178 0.00 816657.11
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 899,214 0.13 500,11579.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 529-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 106-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 540,546 0.08 448,44920.54
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 90,704 0.01 54,84265.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 261,256 0.04 267,894-2.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 196,575 0.03 26,532640.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,998-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,172,181 0.17 849,97237.91
69 Ceramic products 2,786 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 1,186,142 0.18 1,581,362-24.99
72 Iron and steel 6,088,278 0.90 6,227,232-2.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 763,663 0.11 644,25218.53
74 Copper and articles thereof 78,619 0.01 86,045-8.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,718,977 1.44 5,138,77189.13
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 505,403 0.08 70,808613.77
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 87,552 0.01 48,03782.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,702,089 0.25 1,006,83969.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,603,559 0.24 1,910,281-16.06
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 1,505,709 0.22 706,987112.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 579,411 0.09 240,158141.26
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 9,992-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 351,783 0.05 494,593-28.87
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 308 0.00 0
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 1,120,090 0.17 580,03493.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 24,830 0.00 17,68540.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 91 0.00 18405.56
SS Classified 0 0.00 705-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 51.12% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (63.55% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.14% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (18.41% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.90% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.84% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.82% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (4.37% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.28% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.36% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 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 $6,419,616;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $4,354,523;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $2,453,297;
  • 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 $2,431,289;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,125,979;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,645,385;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,589,950.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th 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 $122,377,589;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $9,245,005;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,696,240;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $3,460,753.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
01 Live animals 6,734 0.00 7,298-7.73
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 326,626 0.07 695,035-53.01
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 45,364 0.01 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
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 566,823 0.12 781,183-27.44
10 Cereals 655,014 0.14 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 909,999 0.19 978,896-7.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,942 0.00 7,4336.85
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 20,512,161 4.34 14,092,54545.55
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 98,836 0.02 34,726184.62
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 326,160 0.07 421,696-22.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 538,686 0.11 359,43149.87
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,908,814 0.40 2,282,665-16.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 704,738 0.15 524,72534.31
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,146,607 0.45 2,205,101-2.65
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,822,037 0.39 2,498,092-27.06
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 564,913 0.12 655,423-13.81
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,045,344 0.22 560,80386.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,011,767 0.21 858,38617.87
26 Ores, slag and ash 581,401 0.12 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,850,175 0.39 2,243,456-17.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 868,597 0.18 1,138,087-23.68
29 Organic chemicals 2,526,385 0.54 2,829,021-10.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 31,256,078 6.62 31,662,291-1.28
31 Fertilizers 1,018,886 0.22 50,9961,897.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 18,183,556 3.85 21,644,309-15.99
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,656,992 1.83 4,302,469101.21
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 5,536,623 1.17 6,922,579-20.02
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,314,698 0.70 3,534,213-6.21
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 573,453 0.12 287,60799.39
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 13-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,784,411 1.65 6,139,02626.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25,432,356 5.39 26,322,464-3.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,093,939 0.87 5,210,555-21.43
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 379 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,052,096 0.65 620,807391.63
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 314,280 0.07 79,787293.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,097,044 0.23 855,94028.17
45 Cork and articles of cork 837 0.00 1,107-24.39
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,287,345 1.33 6,892,719-8.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21,993,817 4.66 23,379,254-5.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 283,357 0.06 897,849-68.44
52 Cotton 20,244 0.00 21,298-4.95
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,066 0.00 199435.68
54 Man-made filaments 21,510 0.00 9,885117.60
55 Man-made staple fibers 259,745 0.06 233,85811.07
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 951,979 0.20 941,1391.15
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 69,281 0.01 63,2859.47
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 29,119 0.01 33,585-13.30
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,594,818 0.34 1,658,661-3.85
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 82,067 0.02 49,72565.04
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16,717 0.00 12,55433.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 46,022 0.01 35,52529.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 195,705 0.04 136,91642.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 224,898 0.05 217,0253.63
65 Headgear and parts thereof 216,176 0.05 200,9817.56
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 13,105 0.00 1449,000.69
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 113-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 361,624 0.08 274,88531.55
69 Ceramic products 296,579 0.06 210,97540.58
70 Glass and glassware 1,271,123 0.27 785,50761.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 680 0.00 2,026-66.44
72 Iron and steel 9,939,047 2.11 8,349,09719.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,734,844 2.91 11,608,86518.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 345,588 0.07 226,45052.61
75 Nickel and articles thereof 42,372 0.01 19,455117.79
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 928,139 0.20 568,82763.17
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,359 0.00 5,916-26.32
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 184,574 0.04 159,61815.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,034,661 2.34 8,581,36428.59
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,815,375 1.23 5,369,3838.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 104,518,531 22.14 110,214,771-5.17
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 45,247,306 9.58 167,624,895-73.01
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 17,401 0.00 155,914-88.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 77,655,482 16.45 86,900,487-10.64
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 189,818 0.04 781,285-75.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13,723,837 2.91 14,159,209-3.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,852 0.00 6,452-55.80
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 76,429 0.02 52314,513.58
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 3,507,890 0.74 4,324,680-18.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 558,378 0.12 194,188187.55
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 622,779 0.13 1,257,100-50.46
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 38-100.00
SS Classified 389,066 0.08 273 81642.09
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia