In May 2012 Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 106.5 billion, while imports of goods amounted to SEK 96.7 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was SEK 9.8 billion.
Foreign trade in goods resulted in a net trade surplus of SEK 9.8 billion in May 2012 according to preliminary calculations. In May 2011 the net trade surplus was SEK 4.7 billion.
The value of exports in May 2012 amounted to SEK 106.5 billion, while imports were valued at SEK 96.7 billion. Compared to May 2011, exports decreased by 1 percent in value, while imports decreased by 6 percent.
Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 15.8 billion, while the EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 6.0 billion.
The number of weekdays in May was one less compared to May 2011.
Seasonally adjusted, the net trade surplus amounted to SEK 6.2 billion in May 2012, compared to SEK 6.0 billion in April 2012. The corresponding figure for March was SEK 5.7 billion.
Net trade (Jan–May) showed surplus of SEK 36.4 billion
During this period, the value of exports decreased by 1 percent, while imports decreased by 2 percent in value compared to the corresponding period one year ago. Exports amounted to SEK 506.6 billion, and imports were valued at SEK 470.2 billion, resulting in a surplus net trade balance of SEK 36.4 billion for January – May 2012. The corresponding surplus figure for these months one year earlier was SEK 29.1 billion.