The Riksbank has long been in the practice of compiling "Balance of Payments", i.e. statistical data on crossborder transactions, portfolio investment, Swedish assets and liabilities with the rest of the world. Since 1 September 2007 the data are assembled by SCB (Statistic Sweden), on behalf of the Riksbank.
These statistics are the responsibility of
Balance of payments, 4th quarter 2012
The current account surplus in the fourth quarter amounted to SEK 62 billion. This represents a strengthening of the current account compared to the same quarter last year, when the surplus amounted to SEK 49 billion. The increase in the current account comes mainly from a reduction in the deficit in current transfers and an increased surplus in trade in services.
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