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Russian trade with Sweden in 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 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Sweden totaled $5,363,161,590, up 32.63% ($1,319,583,850) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2018 totaled $3,140,898,391, up 62.42% ($1,207,095,917) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2018 totaled $2,222,263,199, up 5.33% ($112,487,933) from 2017.

Russia’s trade balance with Sweden went from a deficit of $175,972,792 in 2017, to a surplus of $918,635,192 in 2018.

Sweden was Russia’s 28th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 31st in 2017), accounting for 0.7794% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.6923% in 2017).

Sweden was Russia’s 32nd largest export market in 2018 (up from 37th in 2017), accounting for 0.6980% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.5416% in 2017).

Sweden was Russia’s 24th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 25th in 2017), accounting for 0.9331% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.9296% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 73.79% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (70.59% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.56% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (19.82% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.56% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.61% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.04% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.91% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.27% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.29% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.95% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.05% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2018 over 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 $952,593,536;
  • 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 $172,839,637;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $34,954,994;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $27,701,684;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $13,816,921;
  • 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 $10,012,259.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $11,597,699.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 93,313 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 17,174 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,331,294 0.04 624,909113.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 319 0.00 215,850.00
10 Cereals 8,063,084 0.26 1,340,825501.35
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 28,634 0.00 28,1081.87
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 949,448 0.03 34,4322,657.46
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 24,929 0.00 3830,866.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,229,212 0.04 887,94938.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 172,702 0.01 122,08641.46
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 28,075,681 0.89 21,857,77228.45
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,500 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 942,568 0.03 904,7604.18
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,890 0.00 5,689-31.62
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,316,715,948 73.76 1,364,122,41269.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 370,211,704 11.79 197,372,06787.57
29 Organic chemicals 121,986,295 3.88 87,031,30140.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 239,395 0.01 61,658288.26
31 Fertilizers 22,591,615 0.72 34,189,314-33.92
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 16,947 0.00 22,632-25.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 802,781 0.03 767,2574.63
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 270,737 0.01 686,593-60.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 27,067-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,504 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 206,544 0.01 389,037-46.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,146,557 0.10 2,402,29230.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 63,490,233 2.02 60,380,0455.15
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,291 0.00 1,11415.89
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5,133 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 77,733,147 2.47 50,031,46355.37
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 2,521,350 0.08 290,216768.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 38,968 0.00 55,529-29.82
52 Cotton 0 0.00 513-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 35,999 0.00 43,041-16.36
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 65-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 766,934 0.02 3,966,690-80.67
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 462-100.00
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 2,253,050 0.07 1,991,85113.11
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,145,418 0.04 522,175119.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,309,969 0.04 1,734,863-24.49
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 232,937 0.01 452,784-48.55
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 97 0.00 104-6.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 54-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,032,830 0.19 3,979,41251.60
69 Ceramic products 28,137 0.00 36,352-22.60
70 Glass and glassware 4,759,619 0.15 4,453,1816.88
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 169,287 0.01 3,6944,482.76
72 Iron and steel 21,009,911 0.67 23,031,976-8.78
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,889,965 0.12 2,468,99157.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,025,783 0.03 536,21791.30
75 Nickel and articles thereof 7,595 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 35,552,156 1.13 21,735,23563.57
80 Tin and articles thereof 17 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,432,467 0.05 1,778,903-19.47
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 433,212 0.01 420,9322.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 664,791 0.02 6,279,847-89.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,038,245 0.16 6,976,857-27.79
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 17,541,342 0.56 7,529,083132.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,886,435 0.06 2,454,691-23.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 146,175 0.00 184,922-20.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,129,024 0.16 3,232,90958.65
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 12,120 0.00 14,916-18.74
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 8,320,357 0.26 16,203,569-48.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 134,450 0.00 102,27431.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 75,072 0.00 50814,677.95
SS Classified 948,100 0.03 704134,573.30

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.03% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (55.13% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.08% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (21.78% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.87% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (8.47% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.56% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.54% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.48% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.80% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.76% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (1.10% in 2017).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $83,091,169;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $50,539,153;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $18,589,223;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $12,693,900;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $7,846,274.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2018 over 2017 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 $49,136,823;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $20,290,126;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $8,667,516.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
01 Live animals 206,306 0.01 152,05435.68
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,843,221 0.08 1,117,14364.99
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 20,890 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,255 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 19,361 0.00 32,829-41.02
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,667,081 0.12 3,074,753-13.26
10 Cereals 25,208 0.00 8,692,724-99.71
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,064,412 0.05 1,232,417-13.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 172,777 0.01 147,84316.87
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12,495 0.00 15,702-20.42
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 144-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 82,427,556 3.71 74,581,28210.52
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 229,120-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 995,676 0.04 1,193,029-16.54
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,815,133 0.08 2,075,839-12.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,924,941 0.22 5,042,900-2.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,020,113 0.09 3,033,021-33.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,411,304 0.60 9,455,35841.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,755,854 0.35 8,321,815-6.80
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,284,391 0.10 2,158,3595.84
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 188,568 0.01 1,823,039-89.66
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,637,055 0.30 9,705,567-31.62
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,746,889 0.08 4,886,124-64.25
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,604,309 0.39 8,605,648-0.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,411,946 0.29 3,898,87264.46
29 Organic chemicals 9,473,152 0.43 12,399,900-23.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 122,586,512 5.52 142,876,638-14.20
31 Fertilizers 2,406,319 0.11 450,233434.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 82,475,157 3.71 77,507,5976.41
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 25,189,259 1.13 29,546,918-14.75
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 25,748,601 1.16 21,554,65919.46
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11,555,548 0.52 12,720,973-9.16
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,759,209 0.08 1,036,53169.72
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,586 0.00 397299.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 31,510,596 1.42 31,920,238-1.28
39 Plastics and articles thereof 107,521,848 4.84 107,806,986-0.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 19,527,482 0.88 17,798,2899.72
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 92 0.00 33178.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,595,059 0.16 2,447,13946.91
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 652,713 0.03 918,284-28.92
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,380,100 0.20 4,112,2446.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,117 0.00 3,251-34.88
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 42,017 0.00 3,0991,255.82
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 23,141,426 1.04 17,695,16230.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 95,359,515 4.29 94,186,2411.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 663,651 0.03 809,619-18.03
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 16 0.00 5,741-99.72
52 Cotton 101,942 0.00 106,192-4.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,282 0.00 4,243-69.79
54 Man-made filaments 71,766 0.00 59,97619.66
55 Man-made staple fibers 640,071 0.03 600,5446.58
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,711,981 0.08 3,815,732-55.13
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 151,018 0.01 643,487-76.53
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 153,577 0.01 170,825-10.10
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,883,129 0.26 6,407,497-8.18
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,263,037 0.06 815,08854.96
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 179,063 0.01 106,42468.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 151,103 0.01 150,7540.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 839,780 0.04 725,83615.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 302,620 0.01 577,637-47.61
65 Headgear and parts thereof 700,639 0.03 1,209,370-42.07
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,602 0.00 1,22530.78
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 225-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,328,224 0.10 1,750,83432.98
69 Ceramic products 1,229,804 0.06 1,679,585-26.78
70 Glass and glassware 3,169,061 0.14 3,388,949-6.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 46,741 0.00 56,377-17.09
72 Iron and steel 41,025,506 1.85 42,238,652-2.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 84,713,592 3.81 72,019,69217.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,176,722 0.23 1,018,216408.41
75 Nickel and articles thereof 260,004 0.01 123,867109.91
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,337,733 0.24 3,386,48857.62
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 571-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 26,086 0.00 41,834-37.64
80 Tin and articles thereof 86 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,490,735 0.07 760,96595.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 40,801,924 1.84 38,621,3865.65
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 18,300,340 0.82 20,475,914-10.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 572,715,932 25.77 489,624,76316.97
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 109,927,046 4.95 159,063,869-30.89
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 23,484 0.00 8,454177.79
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 513,441,881 23.10 462,902,72810.92
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,467,394 0.07 320,136358.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 69,805,088 3.14 51,215,86536.30
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,205 0.00 26,506-87.91
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300,277 0.01 96,101212.46
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 20,268,317 0.91 14,724,25237.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 778,374 0.04 2,081,936-62.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,465,911 0.16 3,068,78812.94
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13,265 0.00 0
SS Classified 1,145,141 0.05 407 729180.86
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia