Swedish Trade Surplus Widens in September

Swedish trade surplus increased to SEK 3.3 billion in September of 2015 from a SEK 1.2 billion surplus a year earlier, as exports grew 2 percent while imports remained unchanged.

The value of exports in September 2015 amounted to SEK 104.1 billion, while imports were valued at SEK 100.8 billion. Compared to September 2014, exports increased by 2 percent in value, while imports remained unchanged.

Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 16.3 billion, while the EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 13.0 billion.

Seasonally adjusted, the net trade surplus amounted to SEK 1.3 billion in September 2015, compared to SEK 1.4 billion in August 2015. The corresponding figure for July 2015 was SEK 1.7 billion.

So far this year, the value of exports increased by 5 percent while imports increased by 4 percent compared to the corresponding period one year ago. Exports amounted to SEK 875.8 billion, and imports were valued at SEK 855.5 billion, resulting in a surplus net trade balance of SEK 20.3 billion for January-September period. The corresponding surplus figure for these months one year earlier was SEK 14.1 billion.

Swedish Trade Surplus Widens in September

Statistics Sweden | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
10/27/2015 9:52:47 AM