During the period from November 2009-January 2010, the value of exports decreased by 2%. Exports amounted to SEK 233.3 billion, resulting in a surplus net trade balance of SEK 14.5 billion for November 2009 – January 2010.The surplus for November 2008-January 2009 was SEK 19.1 billion.
Sweden’s primary export commodities include industrial machinery, automobiles, paper products, iron and steel products, pulp and wood, and chemicals. The following chart shows the distribution of Sweden’s export partners. All data are in percentages.
Sweden’s primary import commodities include machinery, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, motor vehicles, iron and steel; foodstuffs, clothing. The following chart shows the distribution of Sweden’s import partners. All data are in percentages.