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Russian trade in goods with Sweden in Q3 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 third quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Sweden was $698,359,957, down 40.57% ($476,735,935) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $232,106,821, down 64.09% ($414,275,389) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $466,253,136, down 11.81% ($62,460,546) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade balance with Sweden went from a surplus of $117,668,528 in the 3rd quarter of 2019, to a deficit of $234,146,315 in the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Sweden was Russia’s 33rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 29th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.5113% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.7084% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Sweden was Russia’s 49th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 34th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2951% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.6256% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Sweden was Russia’s 26th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 25th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.8050% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.8453% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 43.00% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (58.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 36.99% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (24.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.98% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.79% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.10% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (9.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.53% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.52% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (1.30% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.04% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (0.40% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $4,200,588;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $2,122,035;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,543,387;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,163,486.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd 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 $279,181,867;
  • 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 $73,660,970;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $49,173,465;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $8,170,596;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $5,630,632;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $4,035,605;
  • 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 $4,011,966;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $906,299;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $800,276.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 10,650 0.00 980986.73
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 962,726 0.41 684,91940.56
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 992,637 0.43 527,12888.31
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 21,777 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,561 0.00 39,129-80.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 94,707 0.04 65,34644.93
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,440,024 0.62 7,070,656-79.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 189,495 0.08 181,0884.64
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,921 0.00 804,197-99.51
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 99,622,436 42.92 378,804,303-73.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 44,394,494 19.13 118,055,464-62.40
29 Organic chemicals 256,713 0.11 8,427,309-96.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 80,414 0.03 4,4531,705.84
31 Fertilizers 17,130,617 7.38 12,930,02932.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 1,881-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 164,906 0.07 210,546-21.68
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 145 0.00 2,589-94.40
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,990 0.00 12,847-37.81
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,338 0.00 57,187-95.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,751,703 0.75 588,217197.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22,077,697 9.51 20,534,3107.52
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 73-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,518 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,580,656 4.99 60,754,121-80.94
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 119,860 0.05 11,987899.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 142,999 0.06 65,090119.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,414 0.00 4,062-65.19
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5,844 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 266,989 0.12 857,080-68.85
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 541,894 0.23 444,73921.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 198,335 0.09 168,45517.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 146,001 0.06 321,930-54.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,259,969 0.54 771,72163.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 28,409-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 29-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,437 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,782,334 0.77 1,126,82758.17
69 Ceramic products 9,528 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 966,267 0.42 980,683-1.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,933 0.00 913,123.08
72 Iron and steel 6,084,727 2.62 5,715,4576.46
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,557,045 0.67 1,308,09219.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 217,916 0.09 129,59768.15
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,122,035 0.91 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,863,720 4.68 10,310,1165.37
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 401,829-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,686 0.00 101,011-93.38
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,158 0.00 63,508-96.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,206,592 0.52 927,88530.04
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 1,614,345 0.70 5,626,311-71.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 155,855 0.07 32,490379.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 234,138 0.10 4,269,743-94.52
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 349,710 0.15 1,256,009-72.16
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13,773 0.01 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 110 0.00 913-87.95
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 1,427,537 0.62 1,644,432-13.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,271 0.00 53,085-88.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 37 0.00 3,857-99.04
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,237 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 53.53% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (49.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.07% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (25.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.31% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (9.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.03% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (6.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.57% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (6.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.14% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (0.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8,278,082;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,197,156.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $25,385,654;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $19,683,655;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,482,180;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $4,118,070;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3,632,459;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $3,025,584;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2,763,111;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,457,218;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,353,396;
  • 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 $2,111,698;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $1,546,840.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 7,818 0.00 10,163-23.07
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 130,411 0.03 1,677,251-92.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 546,982 0.12 611,083-10.49
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16,281 0.00 4,819237.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 21,243 0.00 20,7212.52
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6,134 0.00 12,845-52.25
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,650,233 3.36 18,413,344-15.01
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 13,148 0.00 12,1458.26
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 49,566 0.01 54,187-8.53
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 373,422 0.08 380,226-1.79
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 932,479 0.20 1,552,618-39.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 799,952 0.17 763,9074.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,020,057 0.86 3,069,45730.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,961,849 0.42 2,770,656-29.19
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 648,683 0.14 564,02215.01
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 783,193 0.17 3,136,589-75.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 946,139 0.20 664,26542.43
26 Ores, slag and ash 499,436 0.11 809,143-38.28
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,877,603 0.83 3,619,0837.14
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 791,120 0.17 1,060,995-25.44
29 Organic chemicals 5,767,701 1.24 3,570,54561.54
30 Pharmaceutical products 29,805,847 6.39 55,191,501-46.00
31 Fertilizers 1,067,899 0.23 250,061327.06
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,460,489 3.32 14,469,8416.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,966,723 0.42 4,992,307-60.60
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 5,179,096 1.11 5,580,875-7.20
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,779,026 0.60 2,699,6392.94
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 220,471 0.05 330,220-33.24
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,798 0.00 562219.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,608,132 1.42 7,133,402-7.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27,777,437 5.96 31,409,896-11.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,484,632 1.18 5,653,568-2.99
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 795,999 0.17 96,083728.45
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 133,656-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 873,428 0.19 849,8752.77
45 Cork and articles of cork 97 0.00 1,717-94.35
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,812,893 1.25 6,964,709-16.54
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21,257,780 4.56 25,375,850-16.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 154,280 0.03 197,399-21.84
52 Cotton 6,449 0.00 4,93030.81
54 Man-made filaments 31,051 0.01 100,935-69.24
55 Man-made staple fibers 58,173 0.01 226,190-74.28
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 141,460 0.03 70,527100.58
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 452 0.00 8,810-94.87
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 12,861 0.00 22,026-41.61
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,193,164 0.26 1,287,194-7.31
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,015,470 0.22 274,658269.72
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,102 0.00 14,289-78.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 144,465 0.03 50,127188.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 110,292 0.02 136,009-18.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 96,408 0.02 105,974-9.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 41,466 0.01 86,962-52.32
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 523 0.00 471,012.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 450,865 0.10 453,506-0.58
69 Ceramic products 132,214 0.03 120,2409.96
70 Glass and glassware 1,354,335 0.29 1,195,68413.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 338 0.00 4,312-92.16
72 Iron and steel 9,618,258 2.06 14,100,438-31.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,978,906 3.43 18,436,124-13.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 367,647 0.08 275,88533.26
75 Nickel and articles thereof 78,113 0.02 168,125-53.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,128,730 0.24 1,985,810-43.16
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,829 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7,375 0.00 4,51163.49
80 Tin and articles thereof 852 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 223,745 0.05 113,91396.42
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,126,332 2.39 9,745,34414.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,874,600 1.05 4,957,736-1.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 127,494,480 27.34 119,216,3986.94
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 22,076,978 4.73 24,188,676-8.73
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 8,928 0.00 3,013196.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 82,603,994 17.72 102,287,649-19.24
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 119,322 0.03 210,013-43.18
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,287,075 3.71 18,250,241-5.28
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 44,213 0.01 0
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 4,295,685 0.92 5,446,549-21.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 196,686 0.04 292,876-32.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 416,944 0.09 591,913-29.56
SS Classified 419,875 0.09 166 823151.69
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia