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Russian trade in goods with Sweden in Q4 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 fourth quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Sweden was $1,120,965,030, down 2.16% ($24,722,996) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $502,887,164, down 25.34% ($170,684,406) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $618,077,866, up 30.92% ($145,961,410) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade balance with Sweden went from a surplus of $201,455,114 in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $115,190,702 in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Sweden was Russia’s 35th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 28th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.6707% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.8408% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Sweden was Russia’s 41st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 28th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4889% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.8034% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Sweden was Russia’s 26th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 28th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.9615% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.9004% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 69.17% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (67.25% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.04% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (25.22% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.08% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.56% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.29% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.81% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.47% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (0.60% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $3,980,851;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3,669,321;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3,386,908;
  • 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 $2,111,032.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $105,107,370;
  • 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 $75,224,294;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $4,212,670;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,553,176.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 366,718 0.07 38,837844.25
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 2-100.00
10 Cereals 101,200 0.02 276,253-63.37
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 7,019 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 4-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,735 0.00 105,082-92.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 52,363 0.01 16,195223.33
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,354,399 0.87 4,574,934-4.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 255,357 0.05 230,99310.55
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,440 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 347,605,204 69.12 452,712,574-23.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 38,645,455 7.68 113,869,749-66.06
29 Organic chemicals 34,132,917 6.79 30,463,59612.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 33,694 0.01 71,055-52.58
31 Fertilizers 7,473,660 1.49 6,618,95212.91
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,259 0.00 1444,607.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 176,946 0.04 163,7488.06
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 430,260 0.09 304,29741.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 22,131 0.00 2396,121.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 312,497 0.06 52,057500.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 884,511 0.18 627,93540.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18,655,882 3.71 17,697,5205.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 234 0.00 100134.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20,466,034 4.07 17,079,12619.83
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 3,912-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 28,783 0.01 150,123-80.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 23,504 0.00 28,545-17.66
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 23,638 0.00 6,178282.62
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,031,837 0.21 899,21414.75
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 701,313 0.14 540,54629.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 146,605 0.03 90,70461.63
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 422,147 0.08 261,25661.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 98,234 0.02 196,575-50.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 53 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,276,711 0.25 1,172,1818.92
69 Ceramic products 28 0.00 2,786-98.99
70 Glass and glassware 1,118,937 0.22 1,186,142-5.67
72 Iron and steel 3,535,102 0.70 6,088,278-41.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 753,829 0.15 763,663-1.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 227,455 0.05 78,619189.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,506,307 1.09 9,718,977-43.34
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 256,651 0.05 505,403-49.22
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 345,390 0.07 87,552294.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 899,875 0.18 1,702,089-47.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,152,334 0.43 1,603,55934.22
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 3,616,741 0.72 1,505,709140.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 893,521 0.18 579,41154.21
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 14,945 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 713,081 0.14 351,783102.70
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 308-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5,186 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 5,100,941 1.01 1,120,090355.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 900 0.00 24,830-96.38
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 497 0.00 91446.15
SS Classified 704 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.95% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (51.12% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.21% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (23.14% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.83% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (8.90% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.91% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (6.82% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.83% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (6.28% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $77,426,171;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $46,886,077;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $13,122,570;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $8,795,399;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,043,799.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $7,635,235.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
01 Live animals 109,225 0.02 6,7341,521.99
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 259,801 0.04 326,626-20.46
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 45,364-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,273,163 0.21 566,823124.61
10 Cereals 0 0.00 655,014-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9,375 0.00 909,999-98.97
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 48,279 0.01 7,942507.89
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,083 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 69 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 23,555,960 3.81 20,512,16114.84
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 98,836-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 332,380 0.05 326,1601.91
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 925,723 0.15 538,68671.85
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,265,885 0.37 1,908,81418.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,143,575 0.19 704,73862.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,104,054 0.50 2,146,60744.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,038,533 0.49 1,822,03766.77
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 455,799 0.07 564,913-19.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 1,045,344-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,599,687 0.26 1,011,76758.11
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,826,884 0.30 581,401214.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,830,935 0.30 1,850,175-1.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 793,263 0.13 868,597-8.67
29 Organic chemicals 3,122,380 0.51 2,526,38523.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 44,378,648 7.18 31,256,07841.98
31 Fertilizers 113,664 0.02 1,018,886-88.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 20,018,090 3.24 18,183,55610.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,584,178 1.39 8,656,992-0.84
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 6,142,615 0.99 5,536,62310.95
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,787,852 0.45 3,314,698-15.89
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 274,582 0.04 573,453-52.12
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 37 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,664,846 1.40 7,784,41111.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 24,687,740 3.99 25,432,356-2.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,334,783 0.86 4,093,93930.31
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 379-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,917,785 0.31 3,052,096-37.16
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 611,757 0.10 314,28094.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,230,002 0.20 1,097,04412.12
45 Cork and articles of cork 51 0.00 837-93.91
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 153 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,598,292 0.74 6,287,345-26.86
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 23,796,814 3.85 21,993,8178.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 236,438 0.04 283,357-16.56
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 738 0.00 0
52 Cotton 36,855 0.01 20,24482.05
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 538 0.00 1,066-49.53
54 Man-made filaments 19,668 0.00 21,510-8.56
55 Man-made staple fibers 175,692 0.03 259,745-32.36
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 765,378 0.12 951,979-19.60
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 26,191 0.00 69,281-62.20
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 55,739 0.01 29,11991.42
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,992,623 0.32 1,594,81824.94
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 217,156 0.04 82,067164.61
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 40,712 0.01 16,717143.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 91,552 0.01 46,02298.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 154,745 0.03 195,705-20.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 349,996 0.06 224,89855.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 226,512 0.04 216,1764.78
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 151 0.00 13,105-98.85
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 148 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 478,143 0.08 361,62432.22
69 Ceramic products 123,259 0.02 296,579-58.44
70 Glass and glassware 1,064,172 0.17 1,271,123-16.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 31,264 0.01 6804,497.65
72 Iron and steel 9,910,514 1.60 9,939,047-0.29
73 Articles of iron or steel 22,530,243 3.65 13,734,84464.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 347,053 0.06 345,5880.42
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,521 0.00 42,372-94.05
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 901,148 0.15 928,139-2.91
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7,567 0.00 4,35973.59
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 164,015 0.03 184,574-11.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,302,225 1.51 11,034,661-15.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,248,915 0.85 5,815,375-9.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 151,404,608 24.50 104,518,53144.86
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 37,612,071 6.09 45,247,306-16.87
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 17,401-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 155,081,653 25.09 77,655,48299.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 26,768 0.00 189,818-85.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,041,791 2.27 13,723,8372.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 17,111 0.00 2,852499.96
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 53,301 0.01 76,429-30.26
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 4,845,133 0.78 3,507,89038.12
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 834,641 0.14 558,37849.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 628,790 0.10 622,7790.97
SS Classified 192,186 0.03 389 066-50.60
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia