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Russian trade in goods with Sweden in Q1 2019

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 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Sweden was $1,017,419,905, down 26.80% ($372,531,354) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $539,433,413, down 38.84% ($342,574,885) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $477,986,492, down 5.90% ($29,956,469) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $61,446,921, a 83.57% decrease ($312,618,416) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Sweden was Russia’s 32nd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 24th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.6463% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.8818% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Sweden was Russia’s 36th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 28th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.5168% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.8561% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Sweden was Russia’s 25th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.9011% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.9301% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 67.66% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (77.74% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.56% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (17.13% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.92% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.53% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.53% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.34% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.09% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (0.98% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.39% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (0.50% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $7,111,862;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $5,031,514;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $2,927,755;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,638,844;
  • 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 $2,376,693.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $320,923,381;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $19,038,922;
  • 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 $17,408,999;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,194,852;
  • 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 $1,641,592.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34,128 0.01 30,03813.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 67,924 0.01 0
10 Cereals 3,704,858 0.69 777,103376.75
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 546,841 0.10 139,191292.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 197,780 0.04 443,416-55.40
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 50,183 0.01 42,60117.80
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,682,261 1.24 7,243,361-7.75
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 380,143 0.07 149,266154.67
26 Ores, slag and ash 661 0.00 147349.66
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 364,595,041 67.59 685,518,422-46.81
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 88,406,328 16.39 105,815,327-16.45
29 Organic chemicals 10,876,869 2.02 29,915,791-63.64
30 Pharmaceutical products 30,642 0.01 42,903-28.58
31 Fertilizers 1,781,356 0.33 2,754,888-35.34
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,764 0.00 2,858-38.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 274,193 0.05 134,052104.54
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 1,338 0.00 17,047-92.15
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,361 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 62,152 0.01 62,747-0.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,048,916 0.19 729,90443.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,395,723 1.56 11,590,575-27.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 502 0.00 150234.67
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 5,133-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 18,844,138 3.49 11,732,27660.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 179,494 0.03 91,79595.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,161 0.00 7,228-42.43
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 20,454 0.00 766,795-97.33
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 354,090 0.07 472,855-25.12
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 391,705 0.07 330,10818.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 305,371 0.06 438,010-30.28
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 61,643 0.01 58,4925.39
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,674,621 0.31 1,107,66051.19
69 Ceramic products 9,409 0.00 18,581-49.36
70 Glass and glassware 936,468 0.17 1,107,506-15.44
72 Iron and steel 4,700,355 0.87 2,061,511128.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 929,862 0.17 409,824126.89
74 Copper and articles thereof 228,163 0.04 401,561-43.18
75 Nickel and articles thereof 711 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15,172,000 2.81 10,140,48649.62
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 17-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 83,731-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,152 0.00 220,964-99.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 90,201 0.02 190,953-52.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 976,787 0.18 1,027,961-4.98
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 4,539,834 0.84 2,163,141109.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 436,492 0.08 688,351-36.59
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 98,632 0.02 48,167104.77
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,473,187 0.27 491,057200.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,360 0.00 3,01044.85
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 787,510 0.15 2,429,102-67.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 69,649 0.01 69,696-0.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 32,540-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 56.15% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (58.21% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.70% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (19.37% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.27% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (8.68% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.80% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (4.87% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.60% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.59% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $9,891,767;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,821,691;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,424,452;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,419,781;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $1,579,572.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $14,969,356;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $8,225,220;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6,074,002;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4,016,203;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3,126,112;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $3,011,759;
  • 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) - a decrease of $2,704,405;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2,666,506;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $2,466,697.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
01 Live animals 1,696 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 939,230 0.20 203,637361.23
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 20,890-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 41,008 0.01 19,361111.81
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 378,528 0.08 445,467-15.03
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,293 0.00 4,8918.22
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 19,640 0.00 87,659-77.59
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,630 0.00 2,528-35.52
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 19,099,095 4.00 19,176,727-0.40
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 68,574 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 168,917 0.04 249,779-32.37
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 226,786 0.05 202,56811.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 977,496 0.20 377,566158.89
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 484,385 0.10 22,4422,058.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,274,205 0.48 2,194,9123.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,425,460 0.30 1,326,1157.49
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 521,290 0.11 394,24432.23
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,078,416 0.23 8,62912,397.58
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 481,096 0.10 1,381,838-65.18
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,522,625 0.32 611,522148.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,504,248 0.31 2,572,722-41.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 858,949 0.18 1,580,249-45.64
29 Organic chemicals 2,225,989 0.47 2,694,273-17.38
30 Pharmaceutical products 33,956,115 7.10 24,064,34841.11
31 Fertilizers 2,657,798 0.56 238,0171,016.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13,590,484 2.84 16,602,243-18.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,857,237 0.81 6,323,934-39.01
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 4,595,561 0.96 7,299,966-37.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,638,104 0.55 3,301,935-20.10
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 472,659 0.10 279,07969.36
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 622 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,546,567 1.79 7,659,34011.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,363,309 4.47 24,489,421-12.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,199,316 0.88 3,869,9838.51
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 52-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 214,720 0.04 257,112-16.49
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 34,313-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 849,161 0.18 645,23131.61
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 964-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,456 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,648,000 1.18 4,800,20017.66
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20,056,627 4.20 22,723,133-11.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 189,468 0.04 205,928-7.99
52 Cotton 7,499 0.00 26,744-71.96
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 1,282-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 66,865 0.01 5,2141,182.41
55 Man-made staple fibers 78,737 0.02 83,683-5.91
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 81,579 0.02 896,309-90.90
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 27,687 0.01 32,377-14.49
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 19,564 0.00 26,797-26.99
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,235,992 0.26 1,645,435-24.88
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 161,787 0.03 380,437-57.47
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,440 0.00 63,487-96.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 60,853 0.01 43,35640.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 96,784 0.02 158,737-39.03
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 92,479 0.02 64,78742.74
65 Headgear and parts thereof 80,157 0.02 157,357-49.06
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 250 0.00 171,370.59
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 360,447 0.08 418,501-13.87
69 Ceramic products 319,798 0.07 459,147-30.35
70 Glass and glassware 511,342 0.11 543,127-5.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,260 0.00 10,024-57.50
72 Iron and steel 11,636,110 2.43 8,814,41932.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 14,792,891 3.09 18,809,094-21.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,825,052 0.38 245,480643.46
75 Nickel and articles thereof 116,384 0.02 27,898317.18
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 986,760 0.21 1,567,981-37.07
78 Lead and articles thereof 8,470 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7,680 0.00 6,57216.86
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 86-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 108,806 0.02 319,014-65.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,626,167 2.22 9,982,2706.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,216,649 0.88 4,299,632-1.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 136,264,611 28.51 142,338,613-4.27
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 16,853,590 3.53 31,822,946-47.04
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 15,901 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 99,502,200 20.82 107,727,420-7.64
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 422,010-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,763,915 3.30 13,339,46318.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,194 0.00 1362,248.53
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8,314 0.00 796944.47
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 4,470,535 0.94 5,645,515-20.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 116,453 0.02 290,719-59.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 310,259 0.06 888,524-65.08
SS Classified 271 0.00 4 337-93.75
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia