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Russian trade in goods with Sweden in Q3 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 third quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Sweden totaled $1,175,095,892, up 9.95% ($106,325,720) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $646,382,210, up 14.77% ($83,167,161) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $528,713,682, up 4.58% ($23,158,559) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $117,668,528, a 104.07% increase ($60,008,602) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Sweden was Russia’s 29th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 34th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7084% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.6211% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Sweden was Russia’s 34th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 37th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.6256% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.5020% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Sweden was Russia’s 25th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 27th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.8453% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.8443% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 58.76% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (65.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.88% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (25.30% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.41% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (3.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.79% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.97% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.87% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.30% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $42,937,962;
  • 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 $23,057,834;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $8,672,241;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $7,712,427;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $6,378,868;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $4,269,743;
  • 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 $2,152,652.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $13,492,845.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 980 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 5,791-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 684,919 0.11 458,79949.29
10 Cereals 0 0.00 535,208-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 527,128 0.08 205,825156.10
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 18,381-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 39,129 0.01 187,995-79.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 65,346 0.01 13,253393.07
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,070,656 1.09 7,957,820-11.15
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 181,088 0.03 96,31188.02
26 Ores, slag and ash 804,197 0.12 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 378,804,303 58.60 370,132,0622.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 118,055,464 18.26 94,997,63024.27
29 Organic chemicals 8,427,309 1.30 21,920,154-61.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,453 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 12,930,029 2.00 5,217,602147.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,881 0.00 10,606-82.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 210,546 0.03 202,1864.13
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 2,589 0.00 178,628-98.55
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 12,847 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 2,504-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 57,187 0.01 25,778121.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 588,217 0.09 952,772-38.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20,534,310 3.18 18,961,3248.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 73 0.00 702-89.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 60,754,121 9.40 17,816,159241.01
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 11,987 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 65,090 0.01 35,03585.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,062 0.00 5,681-28.50
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 857,080 0.13 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 444,739 0.07 405,7659.61
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 168,455 0.03 105,64359.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 321,930 0.05 221,81345.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 771,721 0.12 55,0581,301.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 28,409 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 29 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,126,827 0.17 1,610,492-30.03
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 9,455-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 980,683 0.15 1,290,303-24.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 91 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 5,715,457 0.88 5,857,115-2.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,308,092 0.20 847,25054.39
74 Copper and articles thereof 129,597 0.02 240,182-46.04
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,911-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,310,116 1.60 3,931,248162.26
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 401,829 0.06 36,3341,005.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 101,011 0.02 12,358717.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 63,508 0.01 139,810-54.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 927,885 0.14 936,898-0.96
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 5,626,311 0.87 3,473,65961.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 32,490 0.01 159,907-79.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,269,743 0.66 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,256,009 0.19 1,307,554-3.94
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 913 0.00 4,450-79.48
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 1,644,432 0.25 1,658,642-0.86
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 53,085 0.01 18,521186.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,857 0.00 1,375180.51
SS Classified 0 0.00 948 100-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 49.96% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (53.46% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.03% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (21.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.42% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (9.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.32% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.25% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (6.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $31,826,558;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $7,595,451;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5,784,538;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,273,388;
  • 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 $3,111,863;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,039,423;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,923,702;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,270,572;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,009,623;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,865,550;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $1,677,251.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $22,738,454;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $10,653,183;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2,978,881;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $2,537,586;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,133,562.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 10,163 0.00 8,70016.82
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,677,251 0.32 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 611,083 0.12 708,832-13.79
10 Cereals 0 0.00 25,208-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,819 0.00 1,049,666-99.54
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 20,721 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12,845 0.00 4,271200.75
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18,413,344 3.48 21,392,225-13.93
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 12,145 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 54,187 0.01 175,904-69.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 380,226 0.07 514,002-26.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,552,618 0.29 1,507,8002.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 763,907 0.14 621,06623.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,069,457 0.58 4,017,182-23.59
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,770,656 0.52 3,036,589-8.76
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 564,022 0.11 746,687-24.46
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,136,589 0.59 97,1663,128.07
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 664,265 0.13 3,201,851-79.25
26 Ores, slag and ash 809,143 0.15 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,619,083 0.68 1,753,533106.39
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,060,995 0.20 1,618,176-34.43
29 Organic chemicals 3,570,545 0.68 1,560,922128.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 55,191,501 10.44 23,364,943136.22
31 Fertilizers 250,061 0.05 285,583-12.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14,469,841 2.74 25,123,024-42.40
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,992,307 0.94 5,178,120-3.59
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 5,580,875 1.06 6,019,782-7.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,699,639 0.51 2,459,6129.76
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 330,220 0.06 448,673-26.40
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 562 0.00 5257.05
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,133,402 1.35 6,710,4836.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 31,409,896 5.94 28,136,50811.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,653,568 1.07 6,052,400-6.59
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 36-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 96,083 0.02 484,053-80.15
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 133,656 0.03 318,793-58.07
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 849,875 0.16 953,427-10.86
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,717 0.00 1231,295.93
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 36,193-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,964,709 1.32 6,450,8877.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 25,375,850 4.80 22,452,14813.02
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 197,399 0.04 107,08184.35
52 Cotton 4,930 0.00 12,698-61.17
54 Man-made filaments 100,935 0.02 26,662278.57
55 Man-made staple fibers 226,190 0.04 314,126-27.99
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 70,527 0.01 156,331-54.89
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8,810 0.00 31,329-71.88
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 22,026 0.00 53,581-58.89
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,287,194 0.24 1,318,968-2.41
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 274,658 0.05 269,4721.92
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 14,289 0.00 66,653-78.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 50,127 0.01 41,80119.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 136,009 0.03 103,17431.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 105,974 0.02 60,73674.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 86,962 0.02 187,736-53.68
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 47 0.00 23104.35
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 453,506 0.09 423,0237.21
69 Ceramic products 120,240 0.02 96,99823.96
70 Glass and glassware 1,195,684 0.23 971,87523.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,312 0.00 21,324-79.78
72 Iron and steel 14,100,438 2.67 11,829,86619.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 18,436,124 3.49 20,569,686-10.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 275,885 0.05 1,084,868-74.57
75 Nickel and articles thereof 168,125 0.03 95,11176.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,985,810 0.38 1,073,43185.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,511 0.00 5,573-19.06
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 113,913 0.02 160,686-29.11
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,745,344 1.84 9,464,3262.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,957,736 0.94 4,449,07611.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 119,216,398 22.55 141,954,852-16.02
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 24,188,676 4.58 21,076,81314.76
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 3,013 0.00 10,392-71.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 102,287,649 19.35 94,692,1988.02
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 210,013 0.04 87,303140.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18,250,241 3.45 12,465,70346.40
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 560-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 88,421-100.00
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 5,446,549 1.03 4,412,47823.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 292,876 0.06 156,69786.91
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 591,913 0.11 715,574-17.28
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 529-100.00
SS Classified 166,823 0.03 382 296-56.36
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia