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Growth in the Swedish exports in goods in August

Monday, 26 September 2011
In August 2011 Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 96.6 billion, while imports of goods amounted to SEK 91.3 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was SEK 5.3 billion.

Foreign trade in goods resulted in a net trade surplus of SEK 5.3 billion in August 2011 according to preliminary calculations. In August 2010 there was a net trade deficit of SEK 3.4 billion.
The value of exports in August 2011 amounted to SEK 96.6 billion, while imports were valued at SEK 91.3 billion. Compared to August 2010, exports increased by 13 percent in value, while imports increased by 3 percent.


Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 12.8 billion, while the EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 7.5 billion.

The number of weekdays in August 2011 was one more than in August 2010.
Seasonally adjusted, the net trade surplus amounted to SEK 10.8 billion in August 2011, compared to SEK 10.3 billion in July 2011. The corresponding figure for June 2011 was SEK 9.8 billion.
Net trade (Jan–Aug) showed surplus of SEK 55.5 billion

During this period, the value of exports increased by 11 percent, while imports increased by 9 percent in value compared to the corresponding period one year ago. Exports amounted to SEK 801.8 billion, and imports were valued at SEK 746.3 billion, resulting in a surplus net trade balance of SEK 55.5 billion for January – August 2011. The corresponding surplus figure for these months one year earlier was SEK 36.9 billion.
News source: Statistic Sweden

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