Imports$179.6 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$192.9 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)3% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate7.5% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$40,900 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate4.1% (2010 est.)
Internet users8.398 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular10.65 million (2009)
Population growth rate0.168% (2012 est.)
Population9,103,788 (July 2012 est.)
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....
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....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Policy towards private enterprise and competition 2015-16: No further privatisation is expected under the centre-left government, but attitudes to private enterprise in general will change little. Competition ...
Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)
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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 ...
GDP expanded by 0.4% on the quarter in Q1 2015, a slowdown compared to the 0.8% growth seen in the previous quarter. However, parts of the weakness seen in the first quarter of the year were due to exceptionally ...
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