Sweden Economic Statistics and Indicators
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Economic Indicators For: Sweden › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Swedish Krona, SEK
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed: 42
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2021
Date of Last Update: 30th June 2016
Population: 9,723,809 (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 450,295 sq km ; land: 410,335 sq km ; water: 39,960 sq km
Natural Resources: iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, tungsten, uranium, arsenic, feldspar, timber, hydropower
Capital: name: Stockholm ; geographic coordinates: 59 20 N, 18 03 E ; time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time) ; daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Aided by peace and neutrality for the whole of the 20th century, Sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living under a mixed system of high-tech capitalism and extensive welfare benefits. It has a modern distribution system, excellent internal and external communications, and a highly skilled labor force. In September 2003, Swedish voters turned down entry into the euro system concerned about the impact on the economy and sovereignty. Timber, hydropower, and iron ore constitute the resource base of an economy heavily oriented toward foreign trade. Privately owned firms account for vast majority of industrial output, of which the engineering sector accounts for about 50% of output and exports. Agriculture accounts for little more than 1% of GDP and of employment. Until 2008, Sweden was in the midst of a sustained economic upswing, boosted by increased domestic demand and strong exports. This, and robust finances, offered the center-right government considerable scope to implement its reform program aimed at increasing employment, reducing welfare dependence, and streamlining the state's role in the economy. Despite strong finances and underlying fundamentals, the Swedish economy slid into recession in the third quarter of 2008 and the contraction continued in 2009 as deteriorating global conditions reduced export demand and consumption. Strong exports of commodities and a return to profitability by Sweden's banking sector drove a rebound in 2010, but growth slipped in 2013, as a result of continued economic weakness in the EU - Sweden’s main export market.
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GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Sweden in year 2015 is SEK 4,078.60 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for Sweden in year 2015 is SEK 4,155.16 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Sweden in year 2015 is US$ 492.618 Billion.
GDP Deflator for Sweden in year 2015 is 101.877 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).
GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Sweden in year 2015 is SEK 412,864.17 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for Sweden in year 2015 is SEK 420,614.02 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Sweden in year 2015 is US$ 49,866.27 .
GDP (PPP), US Dollars for Sweden in year 2015 is US$ 473.413 Billion.
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for Sweden in year 2015 is US$ 47,922.24 .
Investment (% of GDP) for Sweden in year 2015 is 24.466 %.
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for Sweden in year 2015 is 100.701 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for Sweden in year 2015 is 101.906 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).
Employment for Sweden in year 2015 is 4.835 Million .
Population for Sweden in year 2015 is 9.879 Million .
General government revenue (National Currency) for Sweden in year 2015 is SEK 2,010.22 Billions.
General government total expenditure (National Currency) for Sweden in year 2015 is SEK 2,047.02 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for Sweden in year 2015 is SEK -36.802 Billions.
General Government Structural Balance (National Currency) for Sweden in year 2015 is SEK -29.343 Billion.
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for Sweden in year 2015 is SEK 4,155.16 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for Sweden in year 2015 is US$ 29.188 Billion.
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Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International