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Russian trade in goods with Sweden in Q1 2020

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 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Sweden was $741,794,682, down 27.09% ($275,625,223) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $296,436,798, down 45.05% ($242,996,615) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $445,357,884, down 6.83% ($32,628,608) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade balance with Sweden went from a surplus of $61,446,921 in the 1st quarter of 2019, to a deficit of $148,921,086 in the 1st quarter of 2020.

Sweden was Russia’s 39th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 32nd in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.5219% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.6463% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Sweden was Russia’s 46th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 36th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.3331% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.5168% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Sweden was Russia’s 25th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.8378% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.9011% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 48.15% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (67.66% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.31% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (20.56% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.63% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (3.92% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.56% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (3.53% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.16% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.09% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.13% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.39% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $3,163,040;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2,480,012;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $1,992,585;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1,744,689;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $972,946;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $963,720.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 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 $221,877,594;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $10,723,944;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $9,789,399;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $5,557,093;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3,235,369;
  • 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 $1,933,453.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
01 Live animals 857 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 34,128-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 94,143 0.03 67,92438.60
10 Cereals 469,489 0.16 3,704,858-87.33
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,026,853 1.02 546,841453.52
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20,074 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 227,532 0.08 197,78015.04
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 64,277 0.02 50,18328.09
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,426,950 2.84 6,682,26126.11
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18,182 0.01 380,143-95.22
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 661-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 142,717,447 48.14 364,595,041-60.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 86,472,875 29.17 88,406,328-2.19
29 Organic chemicals 152,925 0.05 10,876,869-98.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 22,154 0.01 30,642-27.70
31 Fertilizers 4,944,396 1.67 1,781,356177.56
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,560 0.00 1,764441.95
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 121,958 0.04 274,193-55.52
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 0 0.00 1,338-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8,712 0.00 2,361269.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 37,784 0.01 62,152-39.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 577,644 0.19 1,048,916-44.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,359,443 3.16 8,395,72311.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 192 0.00 502-61.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,287,045 4.48 18,844,138-29.49
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 126,959 0.04 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 110,057 0.04 179,494-38.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,441 0.00 4,161-41.34
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 44 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,169 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 57 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 993,400 0.34 20,4544,756.75
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 481,537 0.16 354,09035.99
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 185,356 0.06 391,705-52.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 259,393 0.09 305,371-15.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 640,646 0.22 61,643939.28
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,562,714 0.53 1,674,621-6.68
69 Ceramic products 8,862 0.00 9,409-5.81
70 Glass and glassware 843,263 0.28 936,468-9.95
72 Iron and steel 4,511,922 1.52 4,700,355-4.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,351,069 0.46 929,86245.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 303,405 0.10 228,16332.98
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,993,296 0.67 711280,251.05
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,382,601 1.82 15,172,000-64.52
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 122,761 0.04 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,002 0.00 2,152225.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 40,100 0.01 90,201-55.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,053,662 0.36 976,7877.87
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 4,086,518 1.38 4,539,834-9.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 233,234 0.08 436,492-46.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 97,066 0.03 98,632-1.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 837,305 0.28 1,473,187-43.16
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 29,067 0.01 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,412 0.00 4,3601.19
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 1,071,909 0.36 787,51036.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 34,925 0.01 69,649-49.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 154 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 52.69% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (56.15% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.53% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (20.70% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.98% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (9.27% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.26% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.60% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.98% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.80% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.16% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (0.73% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $8,439,806;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $6,422,474;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,531,313;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,377,928;
  • 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 $2,843,435;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,854,543;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,621,564;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,615,690;
  • 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) - an increase of $1,570,378.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 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 $32,132,306;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $15,058,765;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9,658,302;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $4,882,979;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,531,372;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $1,585,043;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1,453,533;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,336,814.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
01 Live animals 171,660 0.04 1,69610,021.46
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 563,515 0.13 939,230-40.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 41,008-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 477,558 0.11 378,52826.16
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,570 0.00 5,293-13.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,965 0.00 19,640-59.45
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 1,630-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 14,216,116 3.19 19,099,095-25.57
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 68,574-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 66,548 0.01 168,917-60.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 402,183 0.09 226,78677.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,233,420 0.28 977,49626.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 612,752 0.14 484,38526.50
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,285,835 0.29 2,274,205-43.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,453,115 0.55 1,425,46072.09
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 625,184 0.14 521,29019.93
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 48,684 0.01 1,078,416-95.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 336,683 0.08 481,096-30.02
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,473,502 0.33 1,522,625-3.23
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,358,791 0.75 1,504,248123.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 923,785 0.21 858,9497.55
29 Organic chemicals 8,648,463 1.94 2,225,989288.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 18,897,350 4.24 33,956,115-44.35
31 Fertilizers 126,426 0.03 2,657,798-95.24
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12,136,951 2.73 13,590,484-10.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,520,423 0.57 3,857,237-34.66
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 6,165,939 1.38 4,595,56134.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,906,744 0.65 2,638,10410.18
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 284,631 0.06 472,659-39.78
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 49 0.00 622-92.12
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,327,576 1.87 8,546,567-2.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25,741,237 5.78 21,363,30920.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,758,848 1.07 4,199,31613.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 66,103 0.01 214,720-69.21
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9,033 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 804,436 0.18 849,161-5.27
45 Cork and articles of cork 3,485 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 3,456-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,269,564 1.63 5,648,00028.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 28,496,433 6.40 20,056,62742.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 203,538 0.05 189,4687.43
52 Cotton 4,323 0.00 7,499-42.35
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 68 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 40,111 0.01 66,865-40.01
55 Man-made staple fibers 27,514 0.01 78,737-65.06
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 339,564 0.08 81,579316.24
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 13,902 0.00 27,687-49.79
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 103,623 0.02 19,564429.66
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,297,814 0.29 1,235,9925.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 340,087 0.08 161,787110.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,394 0.00 2,440162.05
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,622 0.00 60,853-87.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 106,335 0.02 96,7849.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,661 0.00 92,479-96.04
65 Headgear and parts thereof 87,768 0.02 80,1579.50
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 121 0.00 250-51.60
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 470 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 393,228 0.09 360,4479.09
69 Ceramic products 558,543 0.13 319,79874.65
70 Glass and glassware 875,583 0.20 511,34271.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 154 0.00 4,260-96.38
72 Iron and steel 12,824,576 2.88 11,636,11010.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,408,581 3.68 14,792,89110.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 240,009 0.05 1,825,052-86.85
75 Nickel and articles thereof 68,732 0.02 116,384-40.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,001,042 0.22 986,7601.45
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,209 0.00 8,470-85.73
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3,811 0.00 7,680-50.38
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 47,410 0.01 108,806-56.43
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,033,606 2.25 10,626,167-5.58
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,819,849 0.86 4,216,649-9.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 126,606,309 28.43 136,264,611-7.09
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 19,697,025 4.42 16,853,59016.87
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 36,984 0.01 15,901132.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 67,369,894 15.13 99,502,200-32.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 653,680 0.15 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,295,228 4.56 15,763,91528.74
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 3,194-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 8,314-100.00
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 5,626,571 1.26 4,470,53525.86
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 291,368 0.07 116,453150.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 484,934 0.11 310,25956.30
SS Classified 11,086 0.00 2713,990.77
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia