In August 2012 Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 93.0 billion, while imports of goods amounted to SEK 89.7 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was SEK 3.3 billion.
Foreign trade in goods resulted in a net trade surplus of SEK 3.3 billion in August 2012 according to preliminary calculations. In August 2011 the net trade surplus was SEK 5.2 billion.
The value of exports in August 2012 amounted to SEK 93.0 billion, while imports were valued at SEK 89.7 billion. Compared to August 2011, exports decreased by 5 percent in value, while the imports decreased by 3 percent. Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 9.5 billion, while the EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 6.2 billion.
The number of weekdays in August was the same as in August 2011.
Seasonally adjusted, the net trade surplus amounted to SEK 6.2 billion in August 2012, compared to SEK 6.4 billion in July 2012. The corresponding figure for June was SEK 6.5 billion.
Net trade (Jan–August 2012) showed a surplus of SEK 51.9 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 788.8 billion, and imports were valued at SEK 736.9 billion, resulting in a surplus net trade balance of SEK 51.9 billion for January – August 2012. The corresponding surplus figure for these months one year earlier was SEK 48.9 billion.