Sweden Posts Biggest Trade Deficit in 12 Months


Sweden recorded a SEK 3.6 billion deficit in August of 2015, the second consecutive gap and compared to a SEK 3.7 billion deficit a year earlier. Exports and imports rose at the same pace.

Year-on-year, both exports and imports increased 4 percent to SEK 87.8 billion and SEK 91.4 billion, respectively. Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 6.2 billion, while the EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 9.8 billion.

Considering the first eight months of the year, exports went up 5 percent while imports increased 4 percent. The trade surplus widened to SEK 17.3 billion compared to SEK 12.0 billion in the same period of 2014. 

Sweden Posts Biggest Trade Deficit in 12 Months


Statistics Sweden | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/28/2015 8:56:18 AM