Sweden Balance of Trade  1960-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Swedish trade surplus increased to SEK 4.7 billion in December of 2015 from a SEK 0.4 billion surplus a year earlier. It was the highest reading since June, as exports rose 7 percent while imports at a slower 2 percent. Balance of Trade in Sweden averaged 3760.29 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.

Sweden Balance of Trade
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4700.00 -4000.00 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. This page provides the latest reported value for - Sweden Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Sweden Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-26 08:30 AM Oct SEK-0.9B SEK3.2B SEK2B
2015-12-29 08:30 AM Nov SEK-5.2B SEK-0.9B SEK2.4B
2016-01-28 08:30 AM Dec SEK 4.7B SEK-4B SEK0.6B
2016-02-25 08:30 AM Jan SEK 4.7B 1478.55
2016-03-29 08:30 AM Feb -4.19
2016-04-27 07:30 AM Mar 1367.16

Swedish Trade Surplus At 6-Month High in December


Swedish trade surplus increased to SEK 4.7 billion in December of 2015 from a SEK 0.4 billion surplus a year earlier. It was the highest reading since June, as exports rose 7 percent while imports at a slower 2 percent.

The value of exports in December 2015 amounted to SEK 97.6 billion, while imports were valued at SEK 92.9 billion. Compared to December 2014, exports increased by 7 percent in value, while imports by 2 percent.

Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 16.3 billion, while the EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 11.6 billion.

Seasonally adjusted, the net trade surplus amounted to SEK 1.7 billion in December 2015, compared to SEK 1.1 billion in November 2015. The corresponding figure for October 2015 was SEK 0.6 billion.

In 2015, the value of exports increased by 5 percent while imports by 4 percent compared to the previous year. Exports amounted to SEK 1178.9 billion, and imports were valued at SEK 1159.4 billion, resulting in a surplus net trade balance of SEK 19.5 billion for 2015. The corresponding surplus figure for 2014 was SEK 14.4 billion.

Statistics Sweden | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
1/28/2016 9:23:18 AM

Sweden Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4700.00 -4000.00 21800.00 -4210.00 SEK million [+]
Exports 97600.00 100000.00 112900.00 970.00 SEK million [+]
Imports 92900.00 104000.00 105200.00 1020.00 SEK million [+]
Current Account 76.40 47.90 89.60 -15.90 SEK Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 5.40 7.30 9.30 -3.30 percent [+]
External Debt 166647.00 167438.00 426313.00 0.00 SEK Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.14 101.41 125.65 93.45 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 16811.00 35684.00 505124.00 -27912.00 SEK million [+]
Capital Flows 20.20 156.20 156.20 -79.30 SEK Billion [+]
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 [+]
Terrorism Index 3.08 1.71 3.08 0.01 [+]




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