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Russian trade in goods with Sweden in Q1 2018

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 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Sweden totaled $1,389,951,259, up 36.50% ($371,670,580) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $882,008,298, up 44.24% ($270,530,031) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $507,942,961, up 24.86% ($101,140,549) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $374,065,337, a 82.76% increase ($169,389,482) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Sweden was Russia’s 24th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 27th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.8818% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7921% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Sweden was Russia’s 28th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 31st in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.8561% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.7337% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Sweden was Russia’s 25th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 27th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.9301% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.8997% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 77.74% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (75.81% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.13% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (18.59% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.53% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.18% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.34% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.80% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.98% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.13% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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 $222,086,191;
  • 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 $21,346,906;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $15,627,891;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $8,172,195.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30,038 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 91,638-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 2-100.00
10 Cereals 777,103 0.09 295,242163.21
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 139,191 0.02 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 443,416 0.05 368,31520.39
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 42,601 0.00 19,300120.73
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,243,361 0.82 6,127,95018.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 149,266 0.02 123,80520.57
26 Ores, slag and ash 147 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 685,518,422 77.72 463,432,23147.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 105,815,327 12.00 84,468,42125.27
29 Organic chemicals 29,915,791 3.39 14,287,900109.38
30 Pharmaceutical products 42,903 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 2,754,888 0.31 4,609,863-40.24
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,858 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 134,052 0.02 226,155-40.73
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 17,047 0.00 6924,605.80
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 62,747 0.01 56,93910.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 729,904 0.08 450,18662.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,590,575 1.31 9,549,87321.37
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 150 0.00 338-55.62
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5,133 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,732,276 1.33 10,958,1747.06
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 28,158-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 91,795 0.01 35,524158.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,228 0.00 12,192-40.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 766,795 0.09 986,248-22.25
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 346-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 472,855 0.05 503,249-6.04
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 330,108 0.04 60,368446.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 438,010 0.05 305,22043.51
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 58,492 0.01 87,096-32.84
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,107,660 0.13 732,05451.31
69 Ceramic products 18,581 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 1,107,506 0.13 949,46816.64
72 Iron and steel 2,061,511 0.23 2,170,676-5.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 409,824 0.05 491,102-16.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 401,561 0.05 205,84895.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,140,486 1.15 1,968,291415.19
80 Tin and articles thereof 17 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 83,731 0.01 1,205,850-93.06
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 220,964 0.03 25,895753.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 190,953 0.02 1,159,322-83.53
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,027,961 0.12 1,723,650-40.36
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 2,163,141 0.25 1,435,35050.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 688,351 0.08 651,0995.72
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 48,167 0.01 22,054118.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 491,057 0.06 525,419-6.54
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,010 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 2,429,102 0.28 1,058,366129.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 69,696 0.01 69,0180.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 32,540 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.21% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (49.91% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.37% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (25.00% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.68% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (9.77% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.59% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (6.02% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.87% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (6.18% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $45,112,321;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $33,749,024;
  • 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 $9,307,717;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,931,628;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,046,479;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $3,429,912;
  • 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 $2,844,082;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $2,517,461;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2,213,933;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,859,474;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,533,423.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $5,961,239;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $2,617,664;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,543,800;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,032,304.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 11,625-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 203,637 0.04 79,531156.05
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 20,890 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 19,361 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 445,467 0.09 396,95612.22
10 Cereals 0 0.00 2,032,304-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,891 0.00 4,27814.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 87,659 0.02 12,668591.97
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,528 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 19,176,727 3.78 16,962,79413.05
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 13,301-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 249,779 0.05 411,064-39.24
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 202,568 0.04 372,973-45.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 377,566 0.07 484,381-22.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 22,442 0.00 515,372-95.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,194,912 0.43 1,271,69072.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,326,115 0.26 1,506,866-12.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 394,244 0.08 476,098-17.19
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,629 0.00 608,376-98.58
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,381,838 0.27 1,068,09529.37
26 Ores, slag and ash 611,522 0.12 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,572,722 0.51 2,166,53318.75
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,580,249 0.31 514,665207.04
29 Organic chemicals 2,694,273 0.53 5,238,073-48.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 24,064,348 4.74 30,025,587-19.85
31 Fertilizers 238,017 0.05 138,20072.23
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 16,602,243 3.27 16,657,945-0.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,323,934 1.25 8,941,598-29.28
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 7,299,966 1.44 4,782,50552.64
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,301,935 0.65 2,585,12127.73
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 279,079 0.05 289,270-3.52
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,659,340 1.51 6,125,91725.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 24,489,421 4.82 22,629,9478.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,869,983 0.76 3,779,6252.39
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 52 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 257,112 0.05 213,71820.30
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 34,313 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 645,231 0.13 710,629-9.20
45 Cork and articles of cork 964 0.00 82616.71
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 2,946-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,800,200 0.95 4,307,51311.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 22,723,133 4.47 19,293,22117.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 205,928 0.04 181,48113.47
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 3,004-100.00
52 Cotton 26,744 0.01 29,749-10.10
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,282 0.00 2,602-50.73
54 Man-made filaments 5,214 0.00 11,924-56.27
55 Man-made staple fibers 83,683 0.02 171,252-51.13
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 896,309 0.18 655,24336.79
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 32,377 0.01 62,618-48.29
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 26,797 0.01 37,907-29.31
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,645,435 0.32 1,572,5814.63
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 380,437 0.07 114,957230.94
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 63,487 0.01 3,1341,925.75
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 43,356 0.01 22,73690.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 158,737 0.03 265,488-40.21
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 64,787 0.01 53,34521.45
65 Headgear and parts thereof 157,357 0.03 215,322-26.92
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 17 0.00 185-90.81
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 1-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 418,501 0.08 239,89874.45
69 Ceramic products 459,147 0.09 859,905-46.60
70 Glass and glassware 543,127 0.11 606,961-10.52
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,024 0.00 12,798-21.68
72 Iron and steel 8,814,419 1.74 9,137,195-3.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 18,809,094 3.70 13,877,46635.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 245,480 0.05 150,01963.63
75 Nickel and articles thereof 27,898 0.01 13,500106.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,567,981 0.31 789,09898.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 571-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 6,572 0.00 5,51119.25
80 Tin and articles thereof 86 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 319,014 0.06 183,50073.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,982,270 1.97 10,513,290-5.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,299,632 0.85 5,061,446-15.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 142,338,613 28.02 97,226,29246.40
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 31,822,946 6.27 22,515,22941.34
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 107,727,420 21.21 73,978,39645.62
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 422,010 0.08 3,73011,213.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13,339,463 2.63 9,292,98443.54
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 136 0.00 7,091-98.08
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 796 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 5,645,515 1.11 2,801,433101.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 290,719 0.06 337,472-13.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 888,524 0.17 938,688-5.34
SS Classified 4,337 0.00 214 199-97.98
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