Swedish Trade Surplus Narrows in December


In December of 2013, Sweden's trade surplus fell to SEK 1.4 billion, compared to an upwardly revised SEK 4.9 billion a month earlier, but widened from SEK 300 million last year. For the whole 2013, the trade surplus decreased for the second consecutive year to SEK 59.4 billion.

The value of exports in December 2013 amounted to SEK 86.3 billion, while imports were valued at SEK 84.9 billion. Compared to December 2012, the value of exports increased by 5 percent, while imports increased by 4 percent.

Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 10.9 billion, while the EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 9.5 billion.

The number of weekdays in December was one more compared to December 2012.

For the whole 2013, the value of both exports and imports decreased by 7 percent compared to 2012. Exports amounted to SEK 1 090.5 billion, and imports were valued at SEK 1 031.1 billion, resulting in a surplus of SEK 59.4 billion. The corresponding surplus figure for 2012 was SEK 60.7 billion.

Swedish Trade Surplus Narrows in December


Statistics Sweden | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
1/28/2014 9:18:22 AM