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Balance of Payments (BoP)

Upcoming publishing: 2023-03-06

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.

These statistics are the responsibility of:
The Riksbank

News

A correction has been made on the 17th of January 2023. The correction refers to an increase in Swedish holdings in foreign equity and investment fund shares as well as debt securities regarding the third quarter of 2022.

Corrections have been made in the International Investment Position tables in the Statistical Database, Statistical news and the International Investment Position table under Tables and graphs.

New model for seasonally adjusted current account

New model for seasonally adjusted current account 

New data sources for statistics on securities

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, 2022-08-29

Implementation of new data sources for statistics on securities continues, 2021-11-18

New data sources for statistics on securities 

Coordination Balance of Payments and National Accounts

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

31.7

SEK billion

Reference period: 3rd quarter 2022

Financial Account

0.7

SEK billion

Reference period: 3rd quarter 2022

International Investment Position

2 296.8

SEK billion

Reference period: 3rd quarter 2022

Statistical news

Holdings in foreign portfolio assets decreased

2023-01-27

Swedish holdings in foreign portfolio assets decreased in the first half of 2022. Total holdings amounted to SEK 7 837 billion, which was a decrease of 11 percent compared to the end of 2021. Holdings in foreign shares accounted for the largest percentage decrease, but funds and debt securities did also decrease.

All statistical news for this statistic

Tables and graphs

Tables in the Statistical Database

Publications

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

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