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Russian trade in goods with Sweden in Q3 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 third quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Sweden totaled $1,068,770,172, up 4.72% ($48,172,832) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $563,215,049, up 10.33% ($52,735,039) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $505,555,123, down 0.89% ($4,562,207) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $57,659,926, a 15,798.29% increase ($57,297,246) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Sweden was Russia’s 34th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 29th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.6211% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.6981% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Sweden was Russia’s 37th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 35th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.5020% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.5980% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Sweden was Russia’s 27th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.8443% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.8386% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 65.73% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (71.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.30% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (18.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.17% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.97% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (4.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.67% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.05% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.04% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (0.75% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $58,721,061;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $8,971,276;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $7,079,864;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $3,331,976;
  • 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 $2,254,782.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $7,630,554;
  • 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) - a decrease of $5,543,348;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $5,304,394;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $5,174,834;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,556,967;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,199,745.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5,791 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 458,799 0.08 124,587268.26
10 Cereals 535,208 0.10 329,28562.54
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 205,825 0.04 34,432497.77
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 18,381 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 187,995 0.03 206,461-8.94
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,253 0.00 21,100-37.19
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,957,820 1.41 4,625,84472.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 96,311 0.02 263,882-63.50
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 905-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 370,132,062 65.72 363,052,1981.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 94,997,630 16.87 36,276,569161.87
29 Organic chemicals 21,920,154 3.89 27,094,988-19.10
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 15,048-100.00
31 Fertilizers 5,217,602 0.93 10,521,996-50.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10,606 0.00 9,34013.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 202,186 0.04 234,339-13.72
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 178,628 0.03 230,312-22.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 4,833-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,504 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 25,778 0.00 12,531105.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 952,772 0.17 522,36782.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18,961,324 3.37 21,518,291-11.88
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 702 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17,816,159 3.16 8,844,883101.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 35,035 0.01 117,249-70.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,681 0.00 9,176-38.09
52 Cotton 0 0.00 513-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 16,030-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 932,572-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 14-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 9-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 405,765 0.07 314,73528.92
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 105,643 0.02 168,720-37.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 221,813 0.04 443,480-49.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 55,058 0.01 217,544-74.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 45-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,610,492 0.29 961,88867.43
69 Ceramic products 9,455 0.00 13,342-29.13
70 Glass and glassware 1,290,303 0.23 1,315,610-1.92
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 3,668-100.00
72 Iron and steel 5,857,115 1.04 13,487,669-56.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 847,250 0.15 972,155-12.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 240,182 0.04 34868,917.82
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,911 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,931,248 0.70 6,130,993-35.88
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 36,334 0.01 169,518-78.57
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,358 0.00 38,900-68.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 139,810 0.02 147,110-4.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 936,898 0.17 1,309,787-28.47
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 3,473,659 0.62 1,218,877184.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 159,907 0.03 638,538-74.96
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 41,447-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,307,554 0.23 622,624110.01
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,450 0.00 9,730-54.27
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 1,658,642 0.29 7,201,990-76.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 18,521 0.00 31,538-41.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,375 0.00 0
SS Classified 948,100 0.17 0

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 53.46% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (51.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.16% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (22.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.64% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (9.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.71% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (6.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.93% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (6.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.98% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (1.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $23,586,447;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $5,091,487;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,004,784;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,659,183;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,621,166;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,600,080.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $8,830,132;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $7,636,026;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $5,433,137;
  • 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 $3,905,944;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,501,586;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $3,059,240;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,465,181;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,137,976;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $1,652,324.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 8,700 0.00 25,316-65.63
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 356,219-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 708,832 0.14 822,607-13.83
10 Cereals 25,208 0.00 2,163,184-98.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,049,666 0.21 153,445584.07
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 41,256-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,271 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 75-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,392,225 4.23 21,061,2921.57
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 153,517-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 175,904 0.03 281,822-37.58
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 514,002 0.10 486,1105.74
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,507,800 0.30 1,549,982-2.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 621,066 0.12 837,143-25.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,017,182 0.79 2,417,10266.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,036,589 0.60 2,315,88731.12
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 746,687 0.15 554,57034.64
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 97,166 0.02 477,812-79.66
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,201,851 0.63 4,626,384-30.79
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 3,059,240-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,753,533 0.35 1,630,3437.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,618,176 0.32 1,411,09714.68
29 Organic chemicals 1,560,922 0.31 2,049,941-23.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 23,364,943 4.62 31,000,969-24.63
31 Fertilizers 285,583 0.06 117,146143.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 25,123,024 4.97 20,031,53725.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,178,120 1.02 5,618,195-7.83
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 6,019,782 1.19 5,255,24214.55
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,459,612 0.49 4,111,936-40.18
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 448,673 0.09 226,16498.38
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 525 0.00 172205.23
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,710,483 1.33 7,968,201-15.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 28,136,508 5.57 30,601,689-8.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,052,400 1.20 4,431,23436.58
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 36 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 484,053 0.10 187,594158.03
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 318,793 0.06 306,5264.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 953,427 0.19 931,3102.37
45 Cork and articles of cork 123 0.00 1,597-92.30
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 36,193 0.01 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,450,887 1.28 4,791,70434.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 22,452,148 4.44 27,885,285-19.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 107,081 0.02 256,998-58.33
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 1,999-100.00
52 Cotton 12,698 0.00 31,492-59.68
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 57-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 26,662 0.01 10,376156.96
55 Man-made staple fibers 314,126 0.06 181,68372.90
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 156,331 0.03 1,279,661-87.78
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 31,329 0.01 349,251-91.03
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 53,581 0.01 53,3880.36
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,318,968 0.26 1,504,505-12.33
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 269,472 0.05 146,43784.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 66,653 0.01 32,541104.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 41,801 0.01 23,05181.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 103,174 0.02 132,081-21.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 60,736 0.01 150,750-59.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 187,736 0.04 444,611-57.78
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 23 0.00 880-97.39
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 76-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 423,023 0.08 526,438-19.64
69 Ceramic products 96,998 0.02 311,895-68.90
70 Glass and glassware 971,875 0.19 747,95129.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 21,324 0.00 8,820141.77
72 Iron and steel 11,829,866 2.34 12,921,668-8.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 20,569,686 4.07 17,564,90217.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,084,868 0.21 239,469353.03
75 Nickel and articles thereof 95,111 0.02 24,625286.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,073,431 0.21 980,5399.47
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5,573 0.00 8,124-31.40
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 160,686 0.03 209,553-23.32
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,464,326 1.87 9,447,2780.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,449,076 0.88 4,630,755-3.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 141,954,852 28.08 118,368,40519.93
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 21,076,813 4.17 24,982,757-15.63
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 10,392 0.00 4,404135.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 94,692,198 18.73 103,522,330-8.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 87,303 0.02 35,801143.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,465,703 2.47 15,967,289-21.93
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 560 0.00 5158.74
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 88,421 0.02 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 4,412,478 0.87 4,000,16010.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 156,697 0.03 404,246-61.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 715,574 0.14 667,3807.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 529 0.00 0
SS Classified 382,296 0.08 1 34428,344.64
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia