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Russian trade in goods with Sweden in Q1 2017

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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Sweden totaled $1,018,280,679, up 40.60% ($294,023,711) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $611,478,267, up 45.37% ($190,847,168) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $406,802,412, up 33.98% ($103,176,543) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $204,675,855, a 74.93% increase ($87,670,625) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Sweden was Russia’s 27th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 28th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.7921% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7460% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Sweden was Russia’s 31st largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.7337% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.6864% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Sweden was Russia’s 27th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 28th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.8997% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.8482% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 75.81% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (75.98% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.59% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (16.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.80% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.47% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.18% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.47% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.13% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.33% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $143,853,763;
  • 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 $34,674,298;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $11,158,648;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1,889,003.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $4,188,758.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 91,638 0.01 344,835-73.43
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2 0.00 20.00
10 Cereals 295,242 0.05 1,004,681-70.61
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 21,156-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3 0.00 250.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 368,315 0.06 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 19,300 0.00 2049,360.78
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,127,950 1.00 4,238,94744.56
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 123,805 0.02 35,919244.68
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 463,432,231 75.79 319,578,46845.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 84,468,421 13.81 49,794,12369.64
29 Organic chemicals 14,287,900 2.34 3,129,252356.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 10,732-100.00
31 Fertilizers 4,609,863 0.75 3,376,43936.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 4,674-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 226,155 0.04 89,273153.33
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 69 0.00 35,026-99.80
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 56,939 0.01 7,751634.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 450,186 0.07 347,51029.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,549,873 1.56 10,505,623-9.10
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 338 0.00 106218.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,958,174 1.79 10,256,1766.84
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 28,158 0.00 26,3796.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 35,524 0.01 82,927-57.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,192 0.00 16,620-26.64
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 8,980-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 108-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 986,248 0.16 942,1874.68
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 346 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 27-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 503,249 0.08 194,257159.06
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 60,368 0.01 11,856409.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 305,220 0.05 324,957-6.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 87,096 0.01 153,451-43.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 223-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 732,054 0.12 694,0875.47
70 Glass and glassware 949,468 0.16 640,59648.22
72 Iron and steel 2,170,676 0.35 2,063,9715.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 491,102 0.08 302,70862.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 205,848 0.03 211,521-2.68
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,968,291 0.32 6,157,049-68.03
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,205,850 0.20 125,725859.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 25,895 0.00 24,1487.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,159,322 0.19 1,521,406-23.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,723,650 0.28 1,536,57112.18
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 1,435,350 0.23 1,192,61820.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 651,099 0.11 282,421130.54
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 22,054 0.00 24,208-8.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 525,419 0.09 474,16410.81
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 1,058,366 0.17 793,91933.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 69,018 0.01 42,51362.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 603-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 49.91% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (44.66% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.00% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (26.24% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.77% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (9.68% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.18% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.88% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.02% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (9.47% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $39,695,295;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $34,186,508;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $11,559,018;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $6,427,951;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $4,400,767;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $4,184,671;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,909,346;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3,253,210;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $3,042,416;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $2,004,059;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $1,499,558.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $8,241,120;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $2,633,178;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,486,039.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
01 Live animals 11,625 0.00 7,76549.71
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 79,531 0.02 324,572-75.50
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 396,956 0.10 290,85236.48
10 Cereals 2,032,304 0.50 28,2457,095.27
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,278 0.00 604,256-99.29
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,668 0.00 7,42670.59
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,962,794 4.17 10,534,84361.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 13,301 0.00 142,550-90.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 411,064 0.10 228,82579.64
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 372,973 0.09 359,3973.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 484,381 0.12 1,074,987-54.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 515,372 0.13 487,3935.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,271,690 0.31 2,302,455-44.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,506,866 0.37 741,172103.31
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 476,098 0.12 505,601-5.84
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 608,376 0.15 202,736200.08
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,068,095 0.26 441,168142.11
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,166,533 0.53 1,536,53541.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 514,665 0.13 564,405-8.81
29 Organic chemicals 5,238,073 1.29 1,984,863163.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 30,025,587 7.38 18,466,56962.59
31 Fertilizers 138,200 0.03 133,4843.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 16,657,945 4.09 13,615,52922.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,941,598 2.20 4,540,83196.92
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 4,782,505 1.18 5,735,358-16.61
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,585,121 0.64 3,025,881-14.57
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 289,270 0.07 329,709-12.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,125,917 1.51 4,951,99723.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 22,629,947 5.56 23,202,829-2.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,779,625 0.93 3,126,46120.89
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 213,718 0.05 1,230,157-82.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 710,629 0.17 805,687-11.80
45 Cork and articles of cork 826 0.00 68620.41
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,946 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,307,513 1.06 6,940,691-37.94
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19,293,221 4.74 20,779,260-7.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 181,481 0.04 233,299-22.21
50 Silk 0 0.00 164-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,004 0.00 11,571-74.04
52 Cotton 29,749 0.01 24,69120.49
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,602 0.00 11,094-76.55
54 Man-made filaments 11,924 0.00 10,25416.29
55 Man-made staple fibers 171,252 0.04 465,968-63.25
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 655,243 0.16 868,963-24.59
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 62,618 0.02 99,728-37.21
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 37,907 0.01 33,89811.83
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,572,581 0.39 1,074,40646.37
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 114,957 0.03 73,66056.06
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,134 0.00 25,746-87.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22,736 0.01 16,49637.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 265,488 0.07 115,179130.50
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 53,345 0.01 26,93798.04
65 Headgear and parts thereof 215,322 0.05 163,46631.72
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 185 0.00 1,510-87.75
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1 0.00 47-97.87
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 239,898 0.06 228,6504.92
69 Ceramic products 859,905 0.21 520,37565.25
70 Glass and glassware 606,961 0.15 384,57157.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12,798 0.00 1,605697.38
72 Iron and steel 9,137,195 2.25 8,551,3456.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,877,466 3.41 9,968,12039.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 150,019 0.04 183,114-18.07
75 Nickel and articles thereof 13,500 0.00 41,773-67.68
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 789,098 0.19 446,66776.66
78 Lead and articles thereof 571 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5,511 0.00 4,11034.09
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 183,500 0.05 301,510-39.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,513,290 2.58 6,328,61966.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,061,446 1.24 3,561,88842.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 97,226,292 23.90 63,039,78454.23
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 22,515,229 5.53 21,535,1724.55
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 0.00 143,053-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 73,978,396 18.19 34,283,101115.79
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,730 0.00 8,244,850-99.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,292,984 2.28 8,364,05811.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7,091 0.00 1,644331.33
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 62,008-100.00
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 2,801,433 0.69 2,867,046-2.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 337,472 0.08 346,083-2.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 938,688 0.23 1,684,308-44.27
SS Classified 214,199 0.05 20 163962.34

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