In October, Swedish exports of goods increased by 10 percent year-on-year to SEK 114.3 billion, while imports of goods rose by 10 percent to SEK 117.4 billion.
Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 14.3 billion, while EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 17.4 billion.
Seasonally adjusted, the net trade deficit amounted to SEK 0.7 billion in October, compared with a deficit of SEK 0.6 billion in the previous month. The corresponding figure for August 2017 was a deficit of SEK 0.6 billion.
Considering January to October, the country's trade gap narrowed to SEK 4.3 billion from SEK 11.2 billion in the same period of 2016. Exports increased by 11 percent from the previous year to SEK 1074.0 billion and imports rose by 10 percent to SEK 1078.3 billion.