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Russian trade in goods with Sweden in Q3 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 third quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Sweden was $1,020,597,340, down 14.87% ($178,315,817) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $510,480,010, down 29.64% ($215,037,113) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $510,117,330, up 7.76% ($36,721,296) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $362,680, a 99.86% decrease ($251,758,409) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Sweden was Russia’s 32nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 26th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.6981% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9833% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Sweden was Russia’s 43rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 34th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.5980% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.0084% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Sweden was Russia’s 22nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 24th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.8386% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.9472% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 71.17% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (66.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.89% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (23.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.10% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.76% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.05% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (0.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.75% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (5.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $17,939,578;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11,473,074;
  • 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 $6,358,177;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $2,055,216.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $117,046,675;
  • 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 $88,587,764;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $37,623,592;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $5,079,770;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $2,717,953;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2,251,220.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 124,587 0.02 453,515-72.53
10 Cereals 329,285 0.06 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 7,779-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 34,432 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 206,461 0.04 25481,183.86
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 21,100 0.00 7,945165.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,625,844 0.91 2,570,62879.95
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 263,882 0.05 9,4452,693.88
26 Ores, slag and ash 905 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 363,052,198 71.12 480,098,873-24.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 36,276,569 7.11 124,864,333-70.95
29 Organic chemicals 27,094,988 5.31 9,155,410195.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,048 0.00 30,597-50.82
31 Fertilizers 10,521,996 2.06 10,076,0554.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,340 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 234,339 0.05 140,59366.68
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 230,312 0.05 27,221746.08
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,833 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,531 0.00 12,637-0.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 522,367 0.10 556,892-6.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 21,518,291 4.22 22,828,024-5.74
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 749-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,844,883 1.73 11,096,103-20.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 117,249 0.02 24,700374.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9,176 0.00 12,234-25.00
52 Cotton 513 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 16,030 0.00 12,18531.56
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 10,378-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 932,572 0.18 1,027,620-9.25
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 14 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9 0.00 3200.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 314,735 0.06 454,893-30.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 168,720 0.03 62,617169.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 443,480 0.09 344,47128.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 217,544 0.04 176,18823.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 45 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 961,888 0.19 912,9935.36
69 Ceramic products 13,342 0.00 14,298-6.69
70 Glass and glassware 1,315,610 0.26 1,209,4888.77
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,668 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 13,487,669 2.64 2,014,595569.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 972,155 0.19 796,59622.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 348 0.00 152,823-99.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,130,993 1.20 11,210,763-45.31
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 169,518 0.03 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 38,900 0.01 169,760-77.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 147,110 0.03 2,865,063-94.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,309,787 0.26 2,027,046-35.38
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 1,218,877 0.24 763,28259.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 638,538 0.13 412,71254.72
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 41,447 0.01 37,665,039-99.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 622,624 0.12 376,81065.24
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9,730 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 7,201,990 1.41 843,813753.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 31,538 0.01 13,210138.74
SS Classified 0 0.00 6 490-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 51.53% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (53.05% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.12% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (23.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.02% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (8.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.64% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (6.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.61% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.83% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (0.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $36,764,664;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $23,000,155;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $7,421,451;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6,090,418;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,501,435;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $4,095,243;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,968,942;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,867,925;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,370,678;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $3,059,240.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $54,074,980;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $5,232,945;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $3,040,702;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $2,477,997.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 25,316 0.00 28,459-11.04
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 356,219 0.07 345,9042.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 822,607 0.16 339,795142.09
10 Cereals 2,163,184 0.42 1,159,52686.56
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 153,445 0.03 902,073-82.99
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 41,256 0.01 10,250302.50
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 75 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,061,292 4.13 17,092,35023.22
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 153,517 0.03 32,353374.51
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 281,822 0.06 327,726-14.01
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 486,110 0.10 315,71153.97
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,549,982 0.30 1,378,19212.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 837,143 0.16 486,03872.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,417,102 0.47 1,781,86735.65
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,315,887 0.45 1,446,98760.05
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 554,570 0.11 480,87015.33
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 477,812 0.09 344,95338.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,626,384 0.91 531,141771.03
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,059,240 0.60 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,630,343 0.32 1,964,666-17.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,411,097 0.28 1,263,26811.70
29 Organic chemicals 2,049,941 0.40 3,231,735-36.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 31,000,969 6.08 36,233,914-14.44
31 Fertilizers 117,146 0.02 123,921-5.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 20,031,537 3.93 20,177,192-0.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,618,195 1.10 5,266,0956.69
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 5,255,242 1.03 4,114,33227.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,111,936 0.81 3,179,07429.34
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 226,164 0.04 250,317-9.65
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 172 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,968,201 1.56 7,797,9062.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 30,601,689 6.00 27,231,01112.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,431,234 0.87 3,925,85712.87
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 187,594 0.04 220,920-15.09
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 306,526 0.06 44,093595.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 931,310 0.18 981,582-5.12
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,597 0.00 298435.91
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,791,704 0.94 7,269,701-34.09
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 27,885,285 5.47 20,463,83436.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 256,998 0.05 191,98033.87
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,999 0.00 0
52 Cotton 31,492 0.01 30,8821.98
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 57 0.00 736-92.26
54 Man-made filaments 10,376 0.00 9,9783.99
55 Man-made staple fibers 181,683 0.04 602,816-69.86
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,279,661 0.25 834,72853.30
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 349,251 0.07 79,870337.27
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 53,388 0.01 47,41012.61
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,504,505 0.29 1,144,91431.41
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 146,437 0.03 88,26665.90
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 32,541 0.01 9,069258.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 23,051 0.00 11,448101.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 132,081 0.03 151,872-13.03
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 150,750 0.03 72,443108.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 444,611 0.09 167,400165.60
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 880 0.00 601,366.67
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 76 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 526,438 0.10 1,310,899-59.84
69 Ceramic products 311,895 0.06 3,352,597-90.70
70 Glass and glassware 747,951 0.15 937,367-20.21
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,820 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 12,921,668 2.53 9,053,74342.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,564,902 3.44 13,063,46734.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 239,469 0.05 153,37156.14
75 Nickel and articles thereof 24,625 0.00 11,055122.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 980,539 0.19 660,07648.55
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8,124 0.00 4,18094.35
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 209,553 0.04 160,77230.34
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,447,278 1.85 9,239,8882.24
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,630,755 0.91 5,649,294-18.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 118,368,405 23.20 95,368,25024.12
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 24,982,757 4.90 79,057,737-68.40
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 4,404 0.00 85,993-94.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 103,522,330 20.29 66,757,66655.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 35,801 0.01 4,678665.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,967,289 3.13 9,876,87161.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 515 0.00 2,103-75.51
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 99-100.00
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 4,000,160 0.78 3,004,56133.14
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 404,246 0.08 655,287-38.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 667,380 0.13 796,209-16.18
SS Classified 1,344 0.00 2 088-35.63

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