Sweden Posts Trade Surplus in December


Sweden recorded a SEK 0.4 billion surplus in December of 2014, compared with a SEK 0.2 billion deficit a year earlier, as exports rose 4.83 percent and imports increased at a slightly lower 4.12 percent.

Exports amounted to SEK 91.2 billion in December of 2014 while imports were valued at SEK 90.8 billion. Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 12.9 billion, while the EU trade showed a deficit of SEK 12.5 billion. In November, the country recorded a revised SEK 0.1 billion gap. 

Considering full 2014, exports rose 3 percent while imports increased 6 percent compared to 2013. Sales amounted to SEK 1126.9 billion, and imports were valued at SEK 1105.8 billion, resulting in SEK 21.1 billion surplus. The corresponding surplus figure for 2013 was SEK 51.8 billion.

Sweden Posts Trade Surplus in December


Statistics Sweden | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/27/2015 12:14:41 PM