Sweden

Sweden : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$179.6 billion (2011 est.)
$149.5 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$192.9 billion (2011 est.)
$160.4 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

3% (2011 est.)
1.2% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

7.5% (2011 est.)
8.4% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$40,900 (2011 est.)
$39,500 (2010 est.)
$37,600 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

4.1% (2010 est.)
-5.1% (2009 est.)
-0.6% (2008 est.)

Internet users

8.398 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

10.65 million (2009)

Population growth rate

0.168% (2012 est.)

Population

9,103,788 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries.

An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars.

Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system interlarded with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries.

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Sweden

Economic overview

Aided by peace and neutrality for the whole of the 20th century, Sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living under a mixed system of high-tech capitalism and extensive welfare benefits.

It has a modern distribution system, excellent internal and external communications, and a skilled labor force.

In September 2003, Swedish voters turned down entry into the euro system concerned about the impact on the economy and sovereignty.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Sweden April 2015 Updater

Country Forecast Sweden April 2015 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • April 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

A coalition government comprising the Social Democratic Party (SAP) and the Green Party has taken office following the election in September 2014. This red-green centre-left coalition, which replaces ...

  • Countries : Sweden

ISA

Sweden - ISA Country Report

Sweden - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • April 2015
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Sweden, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

  • Countries : Sweden

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Sweden

Country Economic Forecasts > Sweden

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • April 2015
  • by Oxford Economics

At an unscheduled monetary policy meeting in March, the Riksbank decided to push interest rates further into negative territory, down to -0.25%, while expanding its purchases of government bonds by SEK30bn. ...

  • Countries : Sweden

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