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Balance of Payments (BoP)

Upcoming publishing: 2022-03-04

This statistical data covers real and cross-border financial transactions. Balance of payments is divided into the current account, the capital account and the financial account. The international investment position shows a country's total net debt.

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The Riksbank

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In connection with the publication of the second quarter 2021, the Balance of Payments will transition to new data sources and methods of compiling statistics on debt securities, shares and funds. For further information see:

Implementation of new data sources for statistics on securities continues

New data sources for statistics on securities 

Export and import figures may differ in Statistics Sweden’s various statistical products in the Balance of Payments and the National Accounts. Estimates of foreign trade in services published as part of the Balance of Payments and the National Accounts may differ from the values published in the survey on foreign trade in services.

Work is underway to increase the agreement between the financial parts of the Balance of Payments and the financial accounts.

Key figures for Sweden

Current Account

63.0

SEK billion

Reference period: 3rd quarter 2021

Financial Account

43.3

SEK billion

Reference period: 3rd quarter 2021

International Investment Position

1 114.2

SEK billion

Reference period: 3rd quarter 2021

Statistical news

Balance of payments, first half of 2021

2022-01-27

Swedish holdings in foreign portfolio assets increased in the first half of 2021. At the end of June 2021, total holdings amounted to SEK 8 094.2 billion, which is an increase of 23 percent compared with the end of 2020. Holdings in shares, funds and long-term debt securities increased, while holdings in short-term debt securities noted a slight decrease.

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Tables and graphs

Tables in the Statistical Database

Publications

Title Language Type Date
Balance of payments 2016 English Report 2017-03-01
Balance of payments 2016 English Report 2017-02-23
Direct Investment 2015 English Report 2016-12-12
Direct Investment 2015 English Report 2016-12-12

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