Sweden Trade Balance Returns to Surplus

The Swedish foreign trade in goods resulted in a trade surplus of SEK 5.2 billion in June of 2014, following a revised SEK 0.2 billion gap in the previous month. In June of 2013 the trade surplus was SEK 3.9 billion.

The value of exports in June of 2014 amounted to SEK 95.6 billion, while imports were valued at SEK 90.4 billion. Compared to June 2013, exports increased by 7 percent, while imports expanded 6 percent.

Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 13.0 billion, while the EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 7.8 billion.

In June of 2014, there was one more weekday than in the same month of the previous year. 

Considering the first six months of 2014, exports increased by 2 percent while imports rose 4 percent compared to the corresponding period one year ago. Exports amounted to SEK 562.8 billion, and imports were valued at SEK 539.9 billion, resulting in a surplus net trade balance of SEK 22.9 billion. The corresponding surplus figure for these months one year earlier was SEK 32.1 billion.

Sweden Trade Balance Returns to Surplus

Statistics Sweden | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/25/2014 9:05:11 AM