The value of exports in February 2016 amounted to SEK 94.6 billion, while imports were valued at SEK 94.8 billion. Compared to February 2015, exports increased by 1 percent in value, while imports increased by 4 percent.
Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 13.4 billion, while the EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 13.6 billion.
Seasonally adjusted, the net trade deficit amounted to SEK 1.0 billion in February 2016, compared with a deficit of SEK 1.2 billion both in January 2016 and December 2015.
During December 2015 and February 2016, the value of both exports and imports increased by 2 percent compared to the corresponding period one year ago. Exports amounted to SEK 280.2 billion, and imports were valued at SEK 274.7 billion, resulting in a surplus net trade balance of SEK 5.5 billion for December 2015–February 2016. The corresponding surplus figure for these months one year earlier was SEK 5.6 billion.