Swedish Trade Surplus Rises in April


In April 2013 Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 93.9 billion, while imports of goods amounted to SEK 85.1 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was SEK 8.8 billion. In April 2012 the net trade surplus was SEK 3.4 billion.

The value of exports in April 2013 amounted to SEK 93.9 billion, while imports were valued at SEK 85.1 billion. Compared to April 2012, exports decreased by 2 percent in value, while imports decreased by 8 percent.

Net trade (Jan - Apr) showed a surplus of SEK 29.6 billion. During this period, the value of exports decreased by 8 percent while imports decreased by 10 percent compared to the corresponding period one year ago. Exports amounted to SEK 367.7 billion, and imports were valued at SEK 338.1 billion. The corresponding surplus figure for these months one year earlier was SEK 22.4 billion.

Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 17.1 billion, while the EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 8.3 billion.

SCB | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com
5/28/2013 8:48:14 AM