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Russian trade in goods with Sweden in Q2 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 second quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Sweden was $1,186,565,221, down 22.22% ($339,022,018) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $598,816,326, down 33.70% ($304,307,629) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $587,748,895, down 5.58% ($34,714,389) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $11,067,431, a 96.06% decrease ($269,593,240) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Sweden was Russia’s 31st largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 24th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7412% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.8926% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Sweden was Russia’s 36th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 28th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.5943% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.8195% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Sweden was Russia’s 22nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 24th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.9907% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.0253% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 72.02% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (79.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.82% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (13.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.76% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.58% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.19% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.61% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (0.74% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.18% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.05% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $3,242,126.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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 $286,053,692;
  • 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 $11,771,068;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,935,308;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,955,324;
  • 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 $2,212,191.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
01 Live animals 637 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 35,089 0.01 63,275-44.55
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 74,777-100.00
10 Cereals 0 0.00 694,854-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 22,679-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 580,176 0.10 237,299144.49
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 495,130 0.08 355,87839.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 132,294 0.02 61,971113.48
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,408,281 1.40 5,166,15562.76
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 3,500-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 178,050 0.03 169,8694.82
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 1,625-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 431,107,824 71.99 717,161,516-39.89
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 57,080,473 9.53 68,851,541-17.10
29 Organic chemicals 31,018,049 5.18 33,973,373-8.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 45,218 0.01 173,989-74.01
31 Fertilizers 8,699,764 1.45 7,040,08423.57
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,512 0.00 3,25238.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 196,696 0.03 184,1126.83
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 25,436 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 55,407 0.01 75,906-27.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 734,207 0.12 691,3956.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14,853,821 2.48 13,984,0636.22
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 643 0.00 199223.12
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16,463,787 2.75 17,213,682-4.36
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,115 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 57,307 0.01 1,422,603-95.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,837 0.00 8,745-44.69
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 6,477 0.00 18,125-64.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 35,768 0.01 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 522,284 0.09 592,741-11.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 189,666 0.03 371,193-48.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 342,387 0.06 319,5467.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 147,302 0.02 46,093219.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15,899 0.00 9716,290.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 268 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,719,505 0.29 1,554,35410.63
69 Ceramic products 17,915 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 1,579,017 0.26 1,257,47925.57
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 49 0.00 108,748-99.95
72 Iron and steel 3,768,624 0.63 7,703,932-51.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,304,324 0.22 1,471,616-11.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 117,056 0.02 263,819-55.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,955,121 1.66 8,912,42511.70
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 160,000 0.03 1,312,402-87.81
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 515 0.00 38,006-98.64
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 129,457 0.02 96,67533.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 916,050 0.15 1,901,371-51.82
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 3,723,265 0.62 5,935,456-37.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 201,201 0.03 369,876-45.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 106,700 0.02 98,0088.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,096,277 0.35 1,182,98477.20
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,299 0.00 2,000114.95
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 1,491,021 0.25 1,847,110-19.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 82,034 0.01 43,68687.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 92 0.00 39,871-99.77

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 56.89% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (58.64% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.95% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (19.87% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.44% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (9.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.55% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.45% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (4.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5,178,385;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,933,979;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2,599,216;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,474,617;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $2,155,541.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 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 $20,610,242;
  • 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 $10,838,783;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $8,260,525;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,430,379;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $4,252,009;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $3,458,218.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
01 Live animals 36,273 0.01 17,330109.31
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 986,443 0.17 905,4298.95
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19,053 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 24,063 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 644,740 0.11 536,08620.27
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,034,025 0.18 4,25724,189.99
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,824 0.00 69,913-88.81
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 1,719-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 20,040,929 3.41 17,441,71314.90
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,017 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 113,517 0.02 224,189-49.37
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 296,575 0.05 246,63020.25
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 683,192 0.12 848,234-19.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 672,085 0.11 400,59967.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,457,534 0.59 3,662,834-5.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,560,968 0.27 1,334,54716.97
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 752,477 0.13 597,24325.99
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,705,874 0.29 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 778,871 0.13 1,559,386-50.05
26 Ores, slag and ash 801,077 0.14 405,72997.44
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,491,092 0.59 2,987,97016.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 640,662 0.11 1,609,051-60.18
29 Organic chemicals 2,158,300 0.37 2,401,497-10.13
30 Pharmaceutical products 38,968,098 6.63 40,469,259-3.71
31 Fertilizers 251,780 0.04 1,882,550-86.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,188,686 2.58 19,440,695-21.87
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,574,787 0.61 5,169,018-30.84
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 5,514,855 0.94 6,120,412-9.89
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,032,160 0.52 2,775,0559.26
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 715,724 0.12 535,32233.70
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 803 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,929,426 1.69 9,104,6189.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 30,735,852 5.23 29,050,2425.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,544,297 1.11 5,122,19727.76
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 122,236 0.02 670,191-81.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 27,681-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 653,793 0.11 1,359,905-51.92
45 Cork and articles of cork 105 0.00 602-82.56
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,424,652 1.26 5,269,11140.91
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 24,390,264 4.15 27,848,482-12.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 172,804 0.03 165,5014.41
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 26 0.00 1662.50
52 Cotton 4,659 0.00 34,608-86.54
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 772 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 162,333 0.03 19,382737.55
55 Man-made staple fibers 50,742 0.01 141,480-64.13
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 176,348 0.03 593,871-70.31
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 24,123 0.00 4,301460.87
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 46,170 0.01 44,4203.94
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,627,587 0.28 1,657,001-1.78
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 359,525 0.06 324,12010.92
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,106 0.00 17,860-88.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,325 0.00 24,855-50.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 157,415 0.03 390,988-59.74
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,159 0.00 5,996-63.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 124,728 0.02 259,300-51.90
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4,477 0.00 558,040.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 630,868 0.11 620,2241.72
69 Ceramic products 356,516 0.06 454,002-21.47
70 Glass and glassware 564,279 0.10 791,797-28.73
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 446 0.00 6,021-92.59
72 Iron and steel 14,571,849 2.48 10,637,87036.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 19,301,450 3.28 27,561,975-29.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,057,515 0.52 582,898424.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 147,802 0.03 32,668352.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,153,767 0.37 1,183,88481.92
78 Lead and articles thereof 16,616 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 15,473 0.00 9,65360.29
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 185,901 0.03 368,884-49.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,639,641 1.81 11,042,267-3.65
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,406,256 0.92 5,051,0517.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 149,901,881 25.50 154,332,260-2.87
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 18,734,080 3.19 29,572,863-36.65
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 11,817 0.00 11,3663.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 145,833,588 24.81 166,443,830-12.38
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 255,245 0.04 152,71467.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19,653,093 3.34 14,474,70835.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 32,542 0.01 7804,072.05
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 106,154 0.02 81,94029.55
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 5,247,991 0.89 4,318,58221.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 173,946 0.03 142,45622.11
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 797,285 0.14 791,5290.73
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 12,736-100.00
SS Classified 67,486 0.01 8727,639.22
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia