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Russian trade in goods with Sweden in Q2 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 second quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Sweden totaled $882,597,719, up 7.25% ($59,668,954) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $307,350,878, down 24.05% ($97,349,186) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $575,246,841, up 37.54% ($157,018,140) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $267,895,963, a 1,880.21% increase ($254,367,326) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Sweden was Russia’s 32nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 26th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.6315% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.7561% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Sweden was Russia’s 43rd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 34th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3660% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.6091% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Sweden was Russia’s 22nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 24th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.0312% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.9866% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 61.92% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (66.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.58% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (23.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.87% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (3.17% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.21% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.53% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.55% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (0.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - an increase of $1,868,869;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,067,904;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $945,369.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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) - a decrease of $79,140,719;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $11,598,395;
  • 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 $10,550,787;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1,518,616;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,124,214.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 41,966 0.01 256,821-83.66
10 Cereals 615,097 0.20 289,230112.67
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 21,089 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 305,440 0.10 51758,979.30
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 29,323 0.01 8,566242.32
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,749,581 2.20 8,268,197-18.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 261,717 0.09 220,89518.48
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,408 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 190,032,781 61.83 269,173,500-29.40
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 37,981,622 12.36 48,532,409-21.74
29 Organic chemicals 11,515,499 3.75 23,113,894-50.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,916 0.00 55,727-76.82
31 Fertilizers 11,583,795 3.77 11,625,106-0.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,033 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 129,818 0.04 133,647-2.87
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 25,952 0.01 30,284-14.30
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 103 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,070 0.00 2233,070.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 551,998 0.18 598,112-7.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,648,629 3.46 11,772,843-9.55
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 542 0.00 252,068.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,760,233 3.18 8,692,32912.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 108,661 0.04 107,3911.18
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,656 0.00 10,893-2.18
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,374 0.00 21,483-84.29
55 Man-made staple fibers 65 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,016,032 0.33 939,0048.20
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 102 0.00 27277.78
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 472,556 0.15 528,331-10.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 146,481 0.05 34,228327.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 564,016 0.18 445,11526.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 49,911 0.02 4,0501,132.37
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 59 0.00 134-55.97
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,008,758 0.33 1,061,431-4.96
69 Ceramic products 22,983 0.01 25,484-9.81
70 Glass and glassware 1,069,165 0.35 914,95716.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 26 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 3,838,454 1.25 2,893,08532.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 251,635 0.08 283,411-11.21
74 Copper and articles thereof 102,566 0.03 62165,329.03
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,549,288 2.13 5,840,23412.14
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 146,884 0.05 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,748 0.00 33,088-67.52
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,072,961 1.33 3,773,3767.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,770,017 0.58 1,384,22827.87
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 1,258,116 0.41 1,014,31724.04
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 1,141-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 271,394 0.09 806,865-66.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 106,476 0.03 90,25717.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,371,786 0.45 719,33190.70
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 8,946-100.00
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 2,842,268 0.92 973,399191.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 818 0.00 13,467-93.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 59.07% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (50.23% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.83% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (26.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.74% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (8.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.97% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (7.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.69% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 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) - an increase of $51,947,587;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $39,838,088;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $36,660,647;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $7,656,287;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $5,788,220;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,497,236;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $2,265,537;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,136,368;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2,053,060;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,783,855.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $2,648,847.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 5,888 0.00 5,4518.02
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 421,591 0.07 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 32,829 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 582,025 0.10 391,92448.50
10 Cereals 4,497,236 0.78 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,065,319 0.19 884,70720.41
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 45,639 0.01 6,725578.65
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 14,619 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 74-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 13,001,236 2.26 11,770,54410.46
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 62,303 0.01 66,912-6.89
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 167,763 0.03 209,487-19.92
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 290,943 0.05 299,728-2.93
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 742,657 0.13 1,033,711-28.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 536,931 0.09 664,537-19.20
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,662,402 0.46 2,866,605-7.12
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,455,364 0.25 1,743,961-16.55
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 672,003 0.12 586,18414.64
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 736,853 0.13 460,94859.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,411,405 0.42 145,8681,553.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,978,019 0.52 1,955,25952.31
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,179,847 0.21 577,933104.15
29 Organic chemicals 1,987,909 0.35 2,858,959-30.47
30 Pharmaceutical products 37,471,432 6.51 29,815,14525.68
31 Fertilizers 81,222 0.01 64,50825.91
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 20,800,024 3.62 22,261,722-6.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,402,947 1.11 7,144,472-10.38
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 5,186,211 0.90 5,254,410-1.30
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,236,064 0.56 3,324,365-2.66
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 246,517 0.04 382,079-35.48
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 188 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,166,271 1.59 7,113,21128.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 29,833,875 5.19 27,697,5077.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,252,645 0.74 3,903,0068.96
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 33 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 126,973 0.02 230,806-44.99
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,240,302 0.22 1,113,31511.41
45 Cork and articles of cork 777 0.00 145,450.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,997,654 0.69 6,646,501-39.85
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 23,209,793 4.03 21,586,9017.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 134,697 0.02 183,337-26.53
52 Cotton 8,097 0.00 10,847-25.35
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,046 0.00 507106.31
54 Man-made filaments 18,008 0.00 5,957202.30
55 Man-made staple fibers 71,916 0.01 567,371-87.32
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,115,452 0.19 628,70377.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 205,669 0.04 63,860222.06
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 23,789 0.00 29,498-19.35
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,337,786 0.23 1,905,897-29.81
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 336,538 0.06 71,219372.54
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 30,040 0.01 25,49317.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13,299 0.00 24,795-46.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 173,518 0.03 150,33615.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 23,547 0.00 28,967-18.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 322,924 0.06 137,868134.23
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 9 0.00 19-52.63
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 601-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 506,358 0.09 548,020-7.60
69 Ceramic products 384,527 0.07 210,04383.07
70 Glass and glassware 969,394 0.17 677,72943.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,494 0.00 6,645-47.42
72 Iron and steel 10,267,100 1.78 9,336,2219.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 18,038,316 3.14 12,250,09647.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 281,672 0.05 163,86171.90
75 Nickel and articles thereof 80,981 0.01 28,340185.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 715,484 0.12 648,20810.38
79 Zinc and articles thereof 20,633 0.00 16,00928.88
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 203,895 0.04 155,34531.25
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,358,574 1.63 8,735,8827.13
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,529,066 0.96 4,534,52021.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 123,275,245 21.43 86,614,59842.33
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 74,060,322 12.87 22,112,735234.92
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 4,050 0.00 156,827-97.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 130,317,658 22.65 90,479,57044.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 253,836 0.04 588,168-56.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,911,704 2.07 10,127,84917.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,789 0.00 272557.72
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 42,800 0.01 16,662156.87
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 3,060,395 0.53 2,625,24316.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 505,574 0.09 198,776154.34
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 833,930 0.14 1,094,328-23.80

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