Swedish Trade Surplus Narrows in September


In September, Sweden’s trade surplus decreased to SEK 5.6 billion from SEK 6.4 billion in September of 2012.The value of exports decreased by 3 percent, while the imports shrank by 2 percent.

The value of exports in September 2013 amounted to SEK 91.9 billion, while imports were valued at SEK 86.3 billion. Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 12.1 billion, while the EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 6.5 billion.

In the period of January to September, the value of exports decreased by 8.2 percent, while imports went down by 8.7 percent compared to the corresponding period of last year. Exports amounted to SEK 810.9 billion, and imports were valued at SEK 761.1 billion, resulting in a surplus net trade balance of SEK 49.8 billion. The corresponding surplus figure for these months one year earlier was SEK 49.3 billion.

Swedish Trade Surplus Narrows in September


Statistics Sweden | Krisztina Györffy | krisztina@tradingeconomics.com
10/28/2013 8:57:47 AM