Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade in goods with Sweden in Q2 2021

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 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Sweden

In the 2nd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Sweden totaled $958,784,608, up 35.07% ($248,926,977) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2021 were $296,924,600, down 0.12% ($366,970) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $661,860,008, up 60.43% ($249,293,947) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2021 was $364,935,408, a 216.58% increase ($249,660,917) over the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Sweden was Russia’s 37th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 31st in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.5066% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5818% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Sweden was Russia’s 54th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 46th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.2581% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4252% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Sweden was Russia’s 25th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (up from 26th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.8918% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.7921% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Sweden

The major share of Russian exports to Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 43.93% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (68.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.83% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (15.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.17% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (5.88% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.21% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (3.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.87% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.11% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (2.46% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.24% of Russia’s total exports to Sweden (0.96% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $52,671,196;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10,326,537;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $6,238,067;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $4,127,840;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $3,161,145;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,796,726;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,444,706;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $1,226,250;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,100,492.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 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 $76,301,472;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $6,590,913;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,894,722;
  • 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 $932,920.
Russia’s exports to Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
01 Live animals 40,662 0.01 4,806746.07
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 121,674 0.04 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 60,703 0.02 893,537-93.21
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 371,978 0.13 211,59175.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 36,863 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 21,339 0.01 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 27,710 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 249,438 0.08 336,543-25.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 80,499 0.03 74,1688.54
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 10,480,990 3.53 6,353,15064.97
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,176,323 1.07 15,17820,827.15
26 Ores, slag and ash 784,478 0.26 1,22164,148.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 126,470,775 42.59 202,772,247-37.63
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 73,855,291 24.87 21,184,095248.64
29 Organic chemicals 967,754 0.33 7,558,667-87.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 31,388 0.01 40,593-22.68
31 Fertilizers 4,959,854 1.67 5,562,739-10.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 101,905 0.03 71143,428.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 210,242 0.07 204,2242.95
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 56-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 56,550 0.02 2,6452,038.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 582,131 0.20 27,0622,051.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,458,566 0.49 797,86582.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,293,474 4.14 10,496,74817.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 154 0.00 32381.25
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 5,792-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,110,262 5.09 8,872,19570.31
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 260,990 0.09 216,76820.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 90,466 0.03 194,162-53.41
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 358 0.00 44713.64
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 53-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,536 0.00 5,538-54.21
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 8-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 347,362 0.12 560,288-38.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 46 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 864,561 0.29 555,85055.54
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 480,189 0.16 355,62335.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 317,472 0.11 175,57180.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,637,522 0.55 1,215,17734.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,247 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 10,331 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,726,148 0.92 1,499,89881.76
69 Ceramic products 27,150 0.01 12,047125.37
70 Glass and glassware 966,939 0.33 1,209,660-20.07
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 584 0.00 1,194-51.09
72 Iron and steel 14,943,637 5.03 4,617,100223.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,283,906 0.77 1,183,41492.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 484,468 0.16 208232,817.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 750,906-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12,158,973 4.09 10,714,26713.48
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 126,379 0.04 167,127-24.38
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 133,956 0.05 43,155210.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 68,981 0.02 8,143747.12
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,119,050 0.38 3,013,772-62.87
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 2,570,382 0.87 3,503,302-26.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 356,494 0.12 158,212125.33
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 775,512 0.26 59,5081,203.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,435,723 0.48 576,527149.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 22-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,402 0.00 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 1,088,923 0.37 1,063,9292.35
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 79,778 0.03 14,792439.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 132 0.00 8065.00

Russia’s Imports from Sweden

The major share of Russian imports from Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 58.13% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (45.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.49% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (28.78% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.68% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (9.88% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.73% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (7.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.08% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (5.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.75% of Russia’s total imports from Sweden (1.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $126,643,635;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $60,457,617;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $14,232,807;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $10,901,894;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $9,082,349;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $8,346,173;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6,839,510;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,403,233;
  • 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 $3,691,609;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $3,005,700;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $2,916,504.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $8,840,121;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $4,914,706;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $4,213,682.
Russia’s imports from Sweden in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
01 Live animals 0 0.00 3,067-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,592 0.00 507,336-99.49
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 61,214-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 536,397 0.08 395,44535.64
10 Cereals 5,514 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,836 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22,088 0.00 5,923272.92
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10,715 0.00 4,679129.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 24,458,512 3.70 15,376,16359.07
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 11,043-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 39,737 0.01 29,53934.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 503,364 0.08 265,26289.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,008,291 0.15 821,18622.78
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 735,571 0.11 171,291329.43
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,744,344 0.72 3,722,10827.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 841,620 0.13 221,269280.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 728,430 0.11 518,01240.62
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 615,829-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 806,099 0.12 1,782,244-54.77
26 Ores, slag and ash 39 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,169,788 0.63 2,813,71848.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,172,182 0.18 785,79849.17
29 Organic chemicals 2,090,010 0.32 7,004,716-70.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 39,392,914 5.95 48,233,035-18.33
31 Fertilizers 149,908 0.02 185,091-19.01
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,680,913 1.46 13,894,595-30.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,939,350 0.44 2,458,37919.56
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 7,651,181 1.16 6,859,14911.55
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,085,613 0.47 2,151,98743.38
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 565,648 0.09 646,251-12.47
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,906 0.00 282930.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,391,629 1.42 6,385,92947.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34,076,423 5.15 25,730,25032.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,560,131 0.84 4,418,87125.83
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 462 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 65,558 0.01 92,381-29.04
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 34,966-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 774,634 0.12 724,3786.94
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,172 0.00 247374.49
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,153,805 1.08 6,484,93010.31
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 36,481,955 5.51 22,249,14863.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 146,790 0.02 60,300143.43
52 Cotton 11,727 0.00 11,755-0.24
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 502 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 57,556 0.01 27,323110.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 76,952 0.01 47,37362.44
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 99,767 0.02 326,422-69.44
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,659 0.00 3410,661.76
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 115,786 0.02 29,234296.07
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,880,983 0.28 1,695,42510.94
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,553,522 0.23 1,042,83648.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,668 0.00 1,135135.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 70,211 0.01 6,411995.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 138,759 0.02 65,404112.16
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,693 0.00 1,437504.94
65 Headgear and parts thereof 33,974 0.01 63,165-46.21
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,614 0.00 473,334.04
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 1,297-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 473,727 0.07 265,73478.27
69 Ceramic products 354,081 0.05 284,75324.35
70 Glass and glassware 1,432,773 0.22 743,59492.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 283 0.00 9,279-96.95
72 Iron and steel 18,057,476 2.73 11,654,24354.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 24,127,350 3.65 13,225,45682.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 435,076 0.07 244,21678.15
75 Nickel and articles thereof 67,850 0.01 24,234179.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,781,489 0.57 2,325,74262.59
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,758 0.00 396343.94
79 Zinc and articles thereof 11,136 0.00 8,06538.08
80 Tin and articles thereof 832 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 346,558 0.05 107,906221.17
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,464,480 1.73 10,306,55011.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,797,075 0.88 2,880,571101.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 167,449,264 25.30 106,991,64756.51
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 23,548,688 3.56 19,857,07918.59
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 0 0.00 70,455-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 172,852,059 26.12 46,208,424274.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 928,179 0.14 71,1821,203.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19,963,995 3.02 13,124,48552.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,772 0.00 30,065-94.11
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 55,156 0.01 21,179160.43
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 6,131,609 0.93 4,373,87640.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 390,458 0.06 146,389166.73
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 763,993 0.12 544,34040.35
SS Classified 362,397 0.05 89240,527.47
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia