Year-on-year, exports went up 3 percent to SEK 111 billion and imports also increased 3 percent to SEK 108.4 billion. Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 15.2 billion, while EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 12.6 billion.
Seasonally adjusted, the net trade deficit amounted to SEK 0.5 billion in September 2017, compared with a deficit of SEK 0.8 billion in August 2017.
Considering the first nine months of the year, both exports and imports rose 10 percent over a year earlier to SEK 956.0 billion and SEK 959.0 billion respectively. The country's trade deficit narrowed to SEK 3.0 billion from a SEK 7.7 billion gap in the first nine months of 2016.