The operating profit has improved considerably between 2002 and 2007 and turnover, value added and investments are at the highest level ever. That is evident from the survey Structural Business Statistics published today.
Structural Business Statistics is the only survey based on the final accounts from all 896 000 active market producers in Sweden
The operating profit continued to rise sharply during 2007. Over the period 2002-2007, the operating profit for business increased by SEK 295 billion to a total of 519 billion, an increase by 132 per cent.
The net turnover amounted to SEK 6 440 billion in year 2007, a rise by 9.1 per cent or SEK 537 billion from 2006.
Value added at factor cost, the contribution of the trade and industry to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), increased 11.1 per cent between 2006 and 2007 from SEK 1 643 billion to SEK 1 826 billion.
Net investments all-time high
Net investments (acquisitions minus disposal) of tangible assets were at the highest level ever in 2007. The investments increased by SEK 14 billion from 2006 to a total of SEK 260 billion in 2007.