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 November 2013 Updater

Country Forecast Sweden November 2013 Updater

  • $ 730
  • Country report
  • November 2013
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

OVERVIEW The Economist Intelligence Unit believes that the government coalition will hold together until the next election, in September 2014, when it will face a strong challenge from the opposition ...

  • Countries : Sweden

PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

  • $ 882
  • Country report
  • April 2014
  • by PRS Group

Country Forecasts is a 480-page perfect-bound volume published in April and October. This publication provides a four-page summary of forecasts and data for each of the 100 countries monitored by Political ...

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Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Sweden

D&B Country Insight Report: Sweden

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • February 2014
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country's overall political, economic ...

  • Countries : Sweden

Oxford Economics

By Country Industry Forecasts > Sweden

By Country Industry Forecasts > Sweden

  • $ 250
  • Country report
  • March 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

Sweden: Key Features  Broad Country and Industry Coverage. The service covers 68 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, where 85% of world business is conducted. Up ...

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ISA

Sweden - ISA Country Report

Sweden - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • July 2014
  • 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 ...

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MarketLine

Country Analysis Report: Sweden, In-depth PESTLE Insights

Country Analysis Report: Sweden, In-depth PESTLE Insights

  • $ 350
  • Country report
  • October 2013
  • by MarketLine

Introduction Sweden has remained one of the best performing economies in the region, with an annual average growth of 3.19% during 2000-07. The economy contracted by 0.61% in 2008 and by 5% in 2009 but ...

  • Countries : Sweden

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