General profile: Sweden

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2021
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
10.467 Millions
8.577 SEK/US$
621 861 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(q) 407 284 km²
2.65 %
3.95 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+22.0 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2021
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchandise exports
130 962
158 549
140 023
189 734
Merchandise imports
111 697
148 946
138 398
186 899
Merchandise trade balance
19 265
9 604
1 625
2 835
Export structure by product group in 2021
(as % of total exports)
0 %0 %75 %75 %7 %7 %6 %6 %5 %5 %7 %7 %
Top 5 partners in 2021
(exports, millions of US$)
20 25219 46315 30414 69713 45620 25219 46315 30414 69713 456
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Services exports
38 114
53 877
72 689
79 036
Services imports
39 194
50 638
61 651
79 962
Services trade balance
-1 081
3 239
11 038
-926
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Transport
24.6
20.1
16.3
12.1
Travel
17.2
15.5
15.6
7.7
Other services
56.4
63.0
67.2
78.1
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+4.0 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2021
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
GDP, current
392 219
495 813
505 104
621 861
GDP per capita, current US$
43 331
52 849
51 283
59 411
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
2.86
5.95
4.49
3.95
Current account balance, % of GDP
6.01
5.89
3.32
5.58
Exchange rate (/US$)
7.473
7.208
8.435
8.577
GDP by expenditure in 2020
(as % of total GDP)
43.926.724.844.640.043.926.724.844.640.0
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+3.3 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2021
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
FDI inflows
11 515.99
97.12
8 443.91
26 973.38
FDI outflows
28 633.00
20 729.88
13 036.52
20 347.42
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
..
0.67
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
3 091.13 184.93 074.03 109.02 820.83 396.74 558.14 592.54 293.526 97318 8039 1083 80612 50919 1418 4444 0303 93016 25712 9299710 14736 94728 59327 44611 51612 0935 28012 27310 91423 433FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Balance, % of GDP
6.29
4.76
4.46
4.44
Balance, % of imports
16.54
12.02
11.18
10.43
Normalized balance
0.076
0.057
0.053
0.050
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
9085928986838484828586848192898782
LIVING AREA
Population by living area in 2021
(% of population)
Urban
88%Urban 88%Rural
12%Rural 12%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.054 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2021
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
2 191
2 206
1 473
1 153
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
30.07
36.31
48.09
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
1 405 330
1 457 000
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
11.22
9.72
6.92
5.93
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
11.14
11.34
10.15
9.81
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
8.73
(r) 7.66
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
q
Estimated. Data refers to 2020.
r
Number of persons employed in full time equivalent units.Total business economy includes repair of computers, personal and household goods; except financial and insurance activities.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
***
Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 20 October 2022