Sweden Balance of Trade 1960-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Sweden trade balance swung into a SEK 2300 million surplus in May of 2015 compared with a SEK 1600 million deficit a year earlier. Exports rose 1 percent year-on-year while imports fell 3 percent. Balance of Trade in Sweden averaged 3793.56 SEK million from 1960 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 21800 SEK million in March of 2006 and a record low of -4210 SEK million in August of 1982. Balance of Trade in Sweden is reported by the Statistics Sweden.

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Sweden Balance of Trade
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2300.00 4600.00 21800.00 -4210.00 1960 - 2015 SEK million Monthly
Sweden exports mostly machinery, motor vehicles, paper products, pulp and wood, iron, steel products, chemicals. The country imports machinery, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, motor vehicles, iron and steel; foodstuffs and clothing. European Union is by far its largest trading partner accounting for about 61% of exports and 72% of imports. Norway, Russia, The United States and China play also an important role. Content for - Sweden Balance of Trade - was last refreshed on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-28 08:30 AM Mar SEK4.20B SEK3.8B (R) SEK 2B
2015-05-27 08:30 AM Apr SEK5.7B SEK3.8B (R) SEK 2.5B
2015-06-26 08:30 AM May SEK 2.3B SEK 4.6B (R) SEK 4.8B
2015-07-24 08:30 AM Jun SEK 2.3B SEK 4.6B
2015-08-27 08:30 AM Jul SEK 5B
2015-09-25 08:30 AM Aug SEK 4.8B


Sweden Trade Balance Swings into Surplus


Swedish trade balance swung into a SEK 2300 million surplus in May of 2015 compared with a SEK 1600 million deficit a year earlier.

Exports rose 1 percent year-on-year to SEK 94.5 billion while imports fell 3 percent to SEK 92.2 billion. 

Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 10.3 billion, while the EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 8.0 billion.

Considering the first five months of 2015, exports went up 4 percent and imports rose at a slower 3 percent compared to the corresponding period one year ago. As a result, the trade balance widened by SEK 7.5 billion to SEK 17.7 billion.

Statistics Sweden | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/26/2015 8:56:34 AM


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Sweden Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2300.00 4600.00 21800.00 -4210.00 SEK million [+]
Exports 94500.00 99300.00 112900.00 970.00 SEK million [+]
Imports 92200.00 94700.00 105200.00 1020.00 SEK million [+]
Current Account 80.60 62.80 89.59 -15.88 SEK Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 6.30 7.30 9.30 -3.30 percent [+]
External Debt 183405.00 184293.00 426313.00 0.00 SEK Million [+]
Terms of Trade 99.47 99.91 125.65 93.45 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 70921.00 70921.00 505124.00 -239.00 SEK million [+]
Remittances 83.00 93.00 106.00 7.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 125.72 125.72 185.42 125.72 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 0.00 0.00 0.08 0.00 BBL/D/1K [+]


Balance of Trade Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia -3888.00 Apr/15 -1231.00 2254.00 -3888.00 AUD Million [+]
Brazil 2761.00 May/15 491.00 5659.37 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Canada -2974.00 Apr/15 -3853.00 8524.80 -3853.00 CAD Million [+]
China 594.88 May/15 341.34 606.19 -319.71 USD Hundred Million [+]
Euro Area 24941.50 Apr/15 22974.80 24941.50 -16748.10 EUR Million [+]
France -3008.00 Apr/15 -4410.00 2674.00 -7086.00 EUR Million [+]
Germany 22100.00 Apr/15 23100.00 23500.00 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
India -10406.20 May/15 -10990.00 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Indonesia 955.00 May/15 477.40 4641.92 -2329.13 USD Million [+]
Italy 3736.00 Apr/15 4011.00 6923.00 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Japan -216.00 May/15 -53.44 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Mexico -1017.00 May/15 -85.30 1710.25 -3292.30 USD Million [+]
Netherlands 5017.00 Apr/15 5440.00 6329.20 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Russia 17142.00 May/15 15037.00 20356.00 -185.00 USD Million [+]
South Korea 10025.00 Jun/15 6320.00 10025.00 -4043.45 USD Million [+]
Spain -2253100.00 Apr/15 -890600.00 634935.00 -9834766.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Switzerland 3433.00 May/15 2658.00 3894.91 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Turkey -6753.00 May/15 -4966.00 24.51 -10453.06 USD Million [+]
United Kingdom -1202.00 Apr/15 -3093.00 2946.00 -5397.00 GBP Million [+]
United States -40879.00 Apr/15 -50566.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]